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Narration Edit

Ethereal Moon Edit

Though most stars will still glimmer in the crisp winter air, the blue sea star has gone back into hiding. Legend states that the goddess prays for peace from her home in the heavens. In the town of Garreg Mach, the anniversary of the monastery's completion nears, and the people's prayers intensify ahead of the millennium festival, still five years hence.

Event: Chapel in Ruin Edit

Audience Chamber | Daytime

  • Rhea: We are planning a grand ball for this month. I am sure the students will be most pleased.
  • Seteth: Yes, certainly. However, we must not devote all of our time to frivolity. We have a new mission for you. We have found evidence of someone sneaking into an unused chapel.
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: A chapel?
      • Rhea: It is a building that was once a temporary sanctuary at a time when the monastery was under renovation.
    • Choice 2: Was something stolen?
      • Rhea: No, there is nothing of value in that building. We do not yet know what the intruders' objectives are.
  • Seteth: This month, your class is tasked with guarding the chapel and investigating these intruders. With the recent state of affairs surrounding the holy church, we cannot afford to overlook any abnormality, no matter how seemingly trivial.
  • Rhea: I am ordering a seasoned knight to assist you to ensure the safety of the students. In times like these, I am afraid we must always expect the worst.
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: That's reassuring.
    • Choice 2: Which knight?

(Jeralt joins them)

  • Jeralt: Reporting for duty, Lady Rhea.
  • Rhea: I thought you two could use the time to bond. And to speak of important matters...
  • Jeralt: Appreciate the thought.
  • Seteth: Bear in mind that Jeralt has a separate mission of his own. He will join you once he has finished it.
  • Jeralt: It's true. I'll be away from the monastery for a while. But when I return... I'll come and watch you work. I'll be looking forward to it.

(Byleth nods)

Explore Edit

Sothis Edit

  • Sothis: Tomas... No, Solon, was it not? And the Flame Emperor... It is most clear that something has transpired. And it relates to you somehow. Or is the fault my own, and you're just caught inside the wave... Sothis, the goddess of this world... I bear her name... Hmm... How confusing. I feel as though my head has turned to mush!

Edelgard Edit

Black Eagles route & other routes Edit

Everyone is so festive.

  • Edelgard: Everyone's in such a festive mood. I feel a bit out of my element here. I can't help but worry something might happen while we're all distracted... After all, our enemies are always plotting. Still, this air of levity is much more agreeable than the grim atmosphere of late.

Dimitri Edit

Blue Lions route Edit

I cannot allow it...

  • Dimitri: It seems the dastards who set Remire Village aflame have yet to be apprehended. Monsters. Trampling mercilessly over innocent lives. They deserve a gruesome end...

Claude Edit

An intruder...

  • Claude: Someone entered the old chapel... I think the townsfolk used it for feasts and such in the past. With that whole Tomas business, you can't blame the church for being on edge.

Hubert Edit

Another chaotic month...

  • Hubert: Another month full of chaos. I've barely had time to catch my breath. What is the objective of Tomas and his ilk? And what makes Flayn so special–does that not bother you?

Ferdinand Edit

This reminds me...

  • Ferdinand: Ah, the ball. It reminds me of my first such event, back in the Imperial capital. It was held by my father, the prime minister. I really showed off my dancing skills! Everyone was quite impressed with me.

Linhardt Edit

Professor...

  • Linhardt: You know, Professor, I used to think I would be comfortable with all manner of experiments, so long as they provided usable results. But when I heard of Solon's work, well, I realized I'd not consider the moral and philosophical limits of what "all manner of experiments" might mean. Urk... Sorry. I'm not great with blood, even when I'm just thinking about it. I feel a bit ill now.

Caspar Edit

I'm furious!

  • Caspar: I can't believe this... I'm so angry right now! First it's the Death Knight, and now Tomas, and neither of them are in custody! I can't stand the thought of such evil lurking in the world. We have to do something about this! I have to do something about this!

Bernadetta Edit

  • Bernadetta: The ball. A grim reminder of my sad reality. The other nobles will be fine, I'm sure. They've all been to events like this before. But me? I'm a noble, and I've never even been close to one of these things!

Dorothea Edit

Can the village ever be the same?

  • Dorothea: I wonder if Remire Village will ever be the same again. How do you recover from such a terrible event? So many dead, so much destroyed... I can't see how the whole village doesn't just end up abandoned.

(If Dorothea is not in your class)

  • Dorothea: Our class was also sent to help put the village in order. But then…

Petra Edit

I harbor much interest...

  • Petra: Dancing of Fódlan is not the same as dancing of Brigid. The reason is maybe that the music has many differences. In Brigid, dancing is different for each person. Our dancing has vigor and ferocity. There is no speech of technique for our dancing.

Dedue Edit

Blue Lions route Edit

I hope this month is peaceful.

  • Dedue: Even though there is to be a ball, we still have a mission. It would be nice if this month passed by in peace.

Felix Edit

How irksome.

  • Felix: Argh... Too much merriment. The librarian betrayed us. The Death Knight is back. Is this the time to be throwing a ball?

Ashe Edit

This is all new to me...

  • Ashe: Last month was– Well, you know even better than I do. I hope this one will be more cheerful. This ball though... I don't know. It's all new to me.

Sylvain Edit

Nice work.

  • Sylvain: Great work in Remire Village, Professor. Who would have ever guessed it was Tomas? Ah, but no. Now isn't the time to get lost in gloomy thoughts.

Mercedes Edit

Where'd she go?

  • Mercedes: Oh, now, where did that Ingrid run off to? The ball is soon and she hadn't even put on any makeup! I was trying to help her out.

Annette Edit

I've gotta stay cheerful...

  • Annette: So, Tomas the librarian was a bad guy? But he always seemed so nice! C'mon, self. You're better than this. You promised you'd be on top of things this month.

Ingrid Edit

This ball or whatever...

  • Ingrid: Mercedes locked me in her room for hours earlier... She was slathering pounds of makeup onto my face. Saying something or other about the ball. It really wore me out...

Lorenz Edit

The long-awaited ball...

  • Lorenz: Ah. The long-awaited ball. Finally, an opportunity to showcase my exquisite skills on the dance floor. These skills were ingrained in me when I was a boy. My hands and feet move on pure instinct.

Raphael Edit

I'm so excited!

  • Raphael: The ball is coming up soon! I am so excited! I can't wait to fill up on food while everyone's dancing. I even heard there'll be some prime cuts of meat!

Ignatz Edit

I hope this month is better...

  • Ignatz: Some scary things have been happening lately. I hope that this month, of all months, is peaceful. The ball is coming up and everything... Although I'm not much of a dancer actually.

Lysithea Edit

Tomas...

  • Lysithea: It's true that Tomas was employed here under the recommendation of House Ordelia. But that's all I know of the topic. I'd never even seen him prior to enrolling here. Even when he was supposedly in Ordelia territory, I never once saw him there. I'm still feeling bothered by all of this, but...there's not much else I can say about it right now.

Marianne Edit

I don't think I'll partake...

  • Marianne: A ball? Um, I don't think I'll partake.

Hilda Edit

It's almost time for the ball!

  • Hilda: It's almost time for the ball! Oooh my, am I excited! This being a school, we don't have many chances to get dressy.

Leonie Edit

I'm glad it got sorted out.

  • Leonie: I'm glad the Remire Village situation got sorted out. But it's not over yet, is it? And I can't believe old Tomas turned out to be an enemy. Who can you trust anymore?

Rhea Edit

Before The White Heron Cup quest Edit

I hope you enjoy yourself.

  • Rhea: Before the ball, it is customary that we host a competition of dance known as the White Heron Cup. The students are quite fond of this tradition. Each house must select representatives to compete. Their dance shall be judged by its beauty, grace, and technique. The student who is deemed the winner will be given the opportunity to train as a dancer, should they so please. It is a very precious thing, the gift of dance. I hope that you and your students will choose to participate.

After completing The White Heron Cup quest Edit

  • Rhea: I have been told that your house won the White Heron Cup. This can only be a result of the students' talent and effort, not to mention your steadfast instruction.

Seteth Edit

I cannot make sense of it...

  • Seteth: I have looked into Tomas, but I just cannot make sense of this at all. From his behavior up until now, I never would have suspected that a man like him could turn on us. I have also discovered that his appearance has changed... It is almost as if he is not even human! What in the world is going on?

Flayn Edit

The ball will soon be upon us!

  • Flayn: Hello Professor! The ball will soon be upon us. Ah, I can feel my heart fluttering already! I... I have never danced in front of people before. Not even once in all my life. I am very much looking forward to it!

Alois Edit

Ah, memories.

  • Alois: Ah, the ball... It reminds me of how I met my wife. I was at a village's harvest festival. There was a full moon bathing everything in its cool glow. She appeared out of nowhere, dancing gracefully in the moonlight–a lovely fairy!
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: That story sounds fake.
      • Alois: Hah! The "full moon" was an embellishment, I admit. But you can forgive a man for waxing poetic, can't you? Anyway...
    • Choice 2: That's a wonderful story. (Relationship with Alois goes up)
  • Alois: We soon fell in love and tied the knot. Now we have a daughter, who's as bright and beautiful as a sunny morning. So, whenever I see people dancing, I think of my wife, and my heart does a little waltz.

Catherine Edit

The chapel...

  • Catherine: The area with the old chapel was supposed to be off-limits. It was at risk of collapse, so they didn't even post guards. It's not too strange. Does that surprise you? Eh, Garreg Mach has lots of places that are blocked off for one reason or another. That's true of the underground Holy Mausoleum as well as the northern woods. People call it the sealed forest, but as far as I can tell, it's nothing special. Just a forest.

Shamir Edit

What brings you here?

  • Shamir: What's this about? The ball? Knights don't participate. It's an event for students, but it does pique the interest of some knights in particular.
  • (After accepting The White Heron Cup quest:) Alois can't dance, but I hear he likes to watch. He volunteered to judge the White Heron Cup. Not that I care.

Gilbert Edit

These events are troubling...

  • Gilbert: It cannot be true that our siblings-in-arms could turn against us. However, I will continue investigating members of the church. To think even someone as senior as Tomas would fall under suspicion... I now not how far to take my search.
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: Even the knights...
      • Gilbert: Unlike the monks, the Knights of Seiros are Lady Rhea's direct subordinates. Some are in quite unique circumstances, but I cannot think any of them would betray us.
    • Choice 2: Even the students... (Relationship with Gilbert goes up)
      • Gilbert: Yes, a great many strange and terrible things have come to pass this year... I must not dismiss the possibility that someone among the students is behind it all.

Hanneman Edit

995 years ago...

  • Hanneman: Garreg Mach Monastery is said to have been completed during the Ethereal Moon. Why, 995 years ago as a matter of fact. That's rather a long time ago, don't you think? Every year, a ball is held to celebrate the founding. And every one hundred years, a very special celebration takes place. It's a grand festival, involving all of Garreg Mach. It is thrilling to read of past festivals, and I'm rather excited to experience one for myself. Once in a lifetime, eh? The next one, in five years, will make a millennium. Should be quite an event. Do you imagine you'll still be here teaching then?

Manuela Edit

That time of year again...

  • Manuela: Great. Just...great. It's that time when all the students get all lovey-dovey. You're new, but you know about the ball, yeah? I can't bear it. Young love is wasted on the young. They can't appreciate it to its fullest! Ugh, I wish I could fall in love too...
  • (After accepting The White Heron Cup quest:) Oh! Speaking of the ball, Professor, have you selected your representative for the dance contest yet? If you don't, the contest will go on without your house. And that would be...embarrassing.

Cyril Edit

I don't believe it.

  • Cyril: Nah, Tomas wouldn't betray the church. I don't believe it. I won't believe it! There's some people in the church who hate people like me who are from Almyra, but Tomas was always real kind. But if he really was Lady Rhea's enemy... Well, I'd defend her against anybody. No matter how kind they'd been in the past.

Yuri Edit

Right, the ball...

  • Yuri: Not even the tragedy in Remire Village will stop the surface dwellers from getting jazzed about a party. I get that they're probably seeking a distraction, but it still feels pretty damn selfish if you ask me.
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: Everyone feels the pain.
    • Choice 2: We must move ahead, despite the pain.
  • Yuri:
    • Choice 1 response: Look, I get it. I'm still gonna speak my piece about it.
    • Choice 2 response: Ha, gotta keep things upbeat, I suppose. Sorry for grousing. It just got me down is all. (Relationship with Yuri up)
  • Yuri: Things have quieted down, but nothing has been resolved. Better stay alert.

Balthus Edit

The ball really brings back memories...

  • Balthus: The ball really brings back memories. Heh, had some wild times back when I was first enrolled here. Ladies used to line up around the block for a chance to dance with the Debonair King of Grappling.

Constance Edit

But I'm no longer a noble...

  • Constance: What could I possibly do at a formal ball? I've no status, and I'm not much of a dancer. I think it would be best if I stayed put in Abyss, far from view of anyone.

Hapi Edit

They're not all bad, I guess.

  • Hapi: Sounds like the church has been taking in orphans from Remire Village. They do a good thing every one in a while, I guess. I just hope none of those kids get locked away for stepping out of line.

Gatekeeper Edit

Did you know?

  • Gatekeeper: Greetings, Professor! Nothing to report! Ah, other than the legend of the Goddess Tower, of course. Have you heard the students talking about it? On the last night of the Ethereal Moon, on the same night as the ball... If a man and a woman go to the Goddess Tower and make a wish, it's sure to come true! I have a wish, but I can't find anybody to make it with me...
  • Byleth: (Is there someone I feel that way about?)

Knight of Seiros in the Dining Hall Edit

Take it easy!

  • Knight of Seiros: This is a rare opportunity to enjoy yourself. Please, leave everything else to us. The Remire Village incident, the search for Tomas... We have it handled. You just focus on enjoying the ball with your students. It's for the good of everyone, don't you think? If the professors walk around in a state of distress, the students will be uneasy too.

Girl in the Dining Hall Edit

Why?

  • Girl: ... Our life in Remire Village is gone. Father...and Mother...gone. Why couldn't you have arrived just a little sooner?

Student in the Black Eagles Classroom Edit

Long, long ago, in the Goddess Tower...

  • Student: Legend has it that long ago a female student from the academy met with a mysterious man in the Goddess Tower. They fell in love at first sight and were bound together forever after... But that's not really the interesting part. The incredible part is that the man was apparently the Adrestian emperor himself! What I wouldn't give to fall in love at first sight with a splendid and powerful gentleman! I want my own fairytale romance, and I want it now!

Student at the Stables Edit

I wonder...

  • Student: I've been thinking of inviting a girl from a different house to the Goddess Tower on the night of the ball. But here's the twist... She's from a family with a much more significant and storied past than mine. I wonder if she'd ever stoop to going out with the humble son of a knight...

Student outside Reception Hall Edit

I must be brave.

  • Student: There's a certain gentleman I'd like to invite to a rendezvous at the Goddess Tower. However, I can't imagine he'd be interest in a sheltered ingénue like myself... Ugh, it's hard to pluck up the courage when that's where my thoughts always take me...

In the Abyss Edit

Abysskeeper Edit

I'm not lonely. Really!

  • Abysskeeper: Hey, you. Listen up. I've got something to report. Mr. Backup doesn't come by anymore─which is fine. Not incredibly rude or anything. Nope. Juuuust fine.

Rogue Edit

They're having a lot of fun up there...

  • Rogue: They're having a lot of fun up on the surface, aren't they? Some kinda grand ball... Picture them all relaxing, having a drink... Getting to dance with people they fancy... If I showed my face up there, the knights would have my head in a second.

Mysterious Woman Edit

I am ordered to be leaving...

  • Mysterious Woman: This is our last occasion to speak. I am ordered to be leaving. They are thinking I am the follower of an evil god. It is not so, but they are not understading.

Girl Edit

How could you ever cry in a place like that?

  • Girl: When I snuck into the monastery a while back, I saw a girl there the same age as me. She was crying. I couldn't believe it. How could you ever cry in a place like that, where there's always food on the table?

Quests Edit

The White Heron Cup Edit

Receiving the Quest Edit

  • Rhea: The White Heron Cup is a competition of skill and grace in dance. Please encourage your house to participate. That said, if you are serious about winning, be sure to choose your representative carefully.

Selecting a Student Edit

(Note: Each student's dialogue when asking them continues from their normal dialogue listed above. No matter who is picked to be the representative, the chosen character's relationship with Byleth will go up.)

Black Eagles Edit
  • Edelgard: By the way, have you chosen our house's representative for the White Heron Cup? If nobody else comes to mind, I'm willing to take up the challenge, Professor.
    • "Understood. Just leave this to me and victory is assured." (Yes)
    • "I see... If you believe there's someone more qualified, I certainly won't object." (No)
  • Hubert: On a lighter note. I've heard you've yet to choose a class representative for the White Heron Cup. It's not something I'm interested in, but if no one else wants to do it, then I will shoulder the burden.
    • "How very whimsical of you. I suppose I'll have to do what I can." (Yes)
    • "Wise. Better to choose someone with more charm." (No)
  • Ferdinand:  Do you see what I am trying to say here? Do not make me beg you... Please, choose me as our representative for the White Heron Cup!
    • "Wonderful! You will have a chance to see the legendary footwork of House Aegir!" (Yes)
    • "Hmph. If you really think someone is better suited for it, I will not argue." (No)
  • Linhardt: Let us change the subject and settle my stomach. I assume you've heard about the dance competition? Have you chosen a representative yet? Or... Oh my. You haven't, have you? Have you come to tell me I'm to be it?
    • "I see... I can dance, in theory, but I dare say in practice things may go very differently." (Yes)
    • "I think that's wise. I simply can't really be bothe-- What I mean to say is I lack the confidence." (No)
  • Caspar: Ugh. Sorry about that, Professor. I'm just so frustrated right now. I need something to take my mind off things. That reminds me! If you're looking for a volunteer, I'd be happy to represent our class in the White Heron Cup. I'm an excellent Dancer.
    • "Great! We both know I'm our class's best chance at winning this thing." (Yes)
    • "You really think you can find a better dancer than me?" (No)
  • Bernadetta: What is a White Heron Cup, anyway? Wh-what?! A dance competition?! That's terrifying! W-we need a representative for our class?! Please, anyone but Bernie!
    • "You're just trying to humiliate me, aren't you?" (Yes)
    • "Oh, what a relief! Thank you so much, Professor!" (No)
  • Dorothea: I'm sorry, Professor. I'm talking about such grim and terrible things when we could be talking about the White Heron Cup. It's a big dance contest between the classes, and I simply adore dancing. I'm quite good at it, since I was a diva in an opera company, you know.
    • "I think my heart just skipped a beat. You want me to represent the class? I'm not sure when I last experienced such flattery, Professor." (Yes)
    • "What? Why not me? Oh, whatever. So long as you remember to chose someone, hm?" (No)
  • Petra: Are you choosing me to represent at the White Heron Cup? Or are you not?
    • "I will display all that I have learned. I will grab the victory!" (Yes)
    • "I have understanding. You believe that I cannot grab the victory, I am guessing?" (No)
Blue Lions Edit
  • Dimitri: I... I'm sorry. Please ignore my troubled ramblings. Was something the matter? Something to do with the White Heron Cup? Professor, I beg of you. Please do not chose me as our house representative. I am utterly serious.
    • "What?! Curse you, Professor. I will of course accept, but know that you have damned us all." (Yes)
    • "Oh, thank the goddess. Please be sure to select someone with the confidence to win for us." (No)
  • Dedue: Incidentally, I have heard there will be a dance competition prior to the ball. Have you chosen a representative yet?
    • "I will take part, if you insist." (Yes)
    • "Someone must want to participate. You would do well to find that person." (No)
  • Felix: Ah, whatever. You look like you're about to say something. Are you considering me as our representative for the White Heron Cup? Heh.
    • "I was joking. You really couldn't find anyone else?" (Yes)
    • "I see. That's a relief." (No)
  • Ashe: But speaking of the ball, isn't there something happening just before it? The White...Heron...something? It sounds like every class needs a representative. Have you picked ours yet?
    • "Are you sure you want m-me to do this? I guess I'll just have to do the best I can, then." (Yes)
    • "You should pick one of the nobles. They all have experience with this sort of thing." (No)
  • Sylvain: The ball is almost here...and the White Heron Cup dance contest. So, Professor, who will be representing our class?
    • "Me? Uh, sure! Why not? I'll get out there, show off my moves, and drive the ladies wild." (Yes)
    • "I get it. No worries, really. I'd rather see a beautiful person dancing instead of some goof like me." (No)
  • Mercedes: While we're on the subject of the ball, what's this I hear about a dance competition? Physical activity isn't my forte, but dancing can be fun! If there's no one else you'd rather select, I'm happy to represent our class.
    • "Thanks for having faith in me, Professor! I'll try my best to win!" (Yes)
    • "Are you sure? Please let me know if you change your mind!" (No)
  • Annette: After all, we have the ball to look forward to, and the White Heron Cup before that! Oh, speaking of have you chosen our house representative yet? If not, I'd like to volunteer!
    • "Really? That's fantastic! I'll try as hard as anyone's ever tried, you can count on it!" (Yes)
    • "Aw, that's too bad. But if you reconsider, you know where to find me!" (No)
  • Ingrid: Speaking of, I heard that there's going to be a dance competition. Have you sorted out who will represent our class, Professor? It's not me, is it? Please don't say it's me...
    • "Oh dear... Well, I'll see what I can do, then. On my honor." (Yes)
    • "Thank goodness. I don't know the first thing about dancing." (No)
Golden Deer Edit
  • Claude: Considering this recent rash of strange incidents, I wonder if having a ball is really the best idea... And then there's the White Heron Cup. Sheesh. What poor sap are you enlisting to represent our house, Teach?
    • "Me?! Don't be unreasonable, Teach! Ugh... I mean, if I have to make a miracle happen, I guess I'll figure it out..." (Yes)
    • "You're a smart one, Teach. I think Hilda or Lorenz would be able to win it for us, no problem." (No)
  • Hilda: Oh, but first, the White Heron Cup! Who will appear onstage, I wonder? You're choosing a representative for the dance contest, isn't that right? Choose me! I'm a pro!
    • "Great! Now that I'm in the spotlight, I'll do anything to win!" (Yes)
    • "Aww, I was really getting excited for it. Let me know if you change your mind, huh?" (No)
  • Lorenz: From what I hear, the White Heron Cup will be held just prior to the ball. Say no more, Professor. I would consider it an honor to represent our class!
    • "You will not regret this choice!" (Yes)
    • "By all means, take your time and think it over. But I do assure you, there is no candidate better suited to the task than yours truly." (No)
  • Raphael: Apparently there's supposed to be a dance contest too. I think it's called the White Heron Cup. Who's gonna represent our class? I can do it if you haven't picked someone else!
    • "You made the right choice, Professor! Everyone's gonna think my moves are hilarious!" (Yes)
    • "Aww, really? I may not look it, but I'm actually a pretty good dancer." (No)
  • Ignatz: Watching other people dance can be fun though. I've heard people talking about the White Heron Cup. Do you know who will be representing us?
    • "Me?! What? No, please! You can't!" (Yes)
    • "I think a noble would make for a better choice. Bound to know their way around a ballroom." (No)
  • Lysithea: Right... It's the dance this month, isn't it? I can't see how anyone would be much in the mood for dancing, considering... Although I suppose the White Heron Cup does sound pretty fun.
    • "Uh, you want me to be our representative? I've certainly got a few moves..." (Yes)
    • "It would probably be more logical to ask someone who likes dancing in the first place, so I certainly understand." (No)
  • Marianne: There's a dance contest as well? I see. I'll cheer for our class, of course. So, um... Who will represent our house in the contest?
    • "I see, well... Um, I'm sorry. What did you say?" (Yes)
    • "I'm sure whoever represents our class will do a fine job. Much better than I could do." (No)
  • Leonie: The ball? Doesn't matter. I don't dance. I might show up for the food though. Not that it's got anything to do with me, but have you picked someone to represent us for the White Heron Cup yet?
    • "What? You're asking a peasant to dance? You've got some pretty weird ideas!" (Yes)
    • "Well, someone's bound to want to do it. I'm sure we've got a few people with the talent to win too." (No)
Ashen Wolves Edit
  • Yuri: So? Did you need something? Don't tell me you want me in on that whole ''cup'' business.
    • "Ugh. I figured. All right, all right. I'll do it to make up for my negativity." (Yes)
    • "Good. I can't stand being in the spotlight, even people seem to enjoy it when I am." (No.)
  • Balthus: Huh? The White Heron Cup? That's...new. Guessing you're looking to sign me up, yeah? Thanks, but no thanks, pal. Gotta save myself for the battlefield and all. You know how it goes.
    • "Did you just not hear me say no? Ugh, what did I do to deserve this? ...Oh, right. Lots of stuff. Well, fine. Have it your way." (Yes)
    • "Don't forget that I am the one who turned you down. I mean, just so we're clear and all." (No)
  • Constance: I hear there is to be an elegant dance contest known as the White Heron Cup. Though I have no more familiarity with dance than any noblewoman would
    • "You flatter me, but you must know that my chances of winning are slim." (Yes)
    • "In other circumstances, I might have leapt at the opportunity. But your decision was a wise one." (No)
  • Hapi: Hm? You want me to join the White Heron Cup? Um... Dancing is not really my thing... Neither are competitions, for that matter. You can probably guess what happens when I lose.
    • "Seriously? You can be so mean sometimes." (Yes)
    • "Good call. We don't wanna get the rumour mill churning. " (No)
Others Edit
  • Flayn: Have you heard yet about the White Heron Cup? If you have yet to choose a representative, do you mind terribly if I volunteer?
    • "Ah, thank you, Professor! I am overcome with joy! Just you wait until my feet touch the ballroom floor!" (Yes)
    • "Understood. Ah, well. Either way, I am still so excited about the ball!" (No)

Dance Practice Edit

(Note: Saying yes will let the student rehearse their dancing routine with Byleth, while Hanneman and Manuela also teach several others to dance in the background as well. The paricipant's Charm stat will permanently increase by 5.)

Black Eagles Edit
  • Edelgard: Well, I suppose we should practice, then. Shall we?
    • "How was that? I believe I've improved my technique." (Yes, after practice)
    • "Huh... Well, let's practice whenever you can spare the time. Agreed?" (No)
  • Hubert: To think I'd be rehearsing my dance moves, of all things. Give me some advice, Professor.
    • "A little less grotesque now? Maybe." (Yes, after practice)
    • "All right. But if we want to avoid a tragic accident during the contest, I will need more practice." (No)
  • Ferdinand: Professor, uh... Do you know how to dance? I could really use some guidance.
    • "You really can do everything! I am envious of you, if you will pardon my frankness." (Yes, after practice)
    • "Fair enough. You do not think I need guidance. You are probably right." (No)
  • Linhardt: Professor? Are you here to practice with me for the dance contest?
    • "I don't enjoy a bit of this, you know. Entirely too much standing up and moving around for my taste. But if I'm going to do it, I may as well be in it to win." (Yes, after practice)
    • "I see... Well, that's just fine by me. There's a book on fishing that I'd like to finish." (No)
  • Caspar: Hey, Professor! Did you want to practice dancing with me?
    • "What did you think? Pretty perfect, right?" (Yes, after practice)
    • "You're probably right. I don't need any more practice. I'm a natural!" (No)
  • Bernadetta: Professor! Will you give me some dancing lessons?
    • "Was that okay? A little reassuring at least? Maybe?" (Yes, after practice)
    • "Is this your idea of an education? Clip my wings and toss me off a cliff?!" (No)
  • Dorothea: Hey, Professor. You're here to help me practice for the dance contest?
    • "How was that? Was my dancing everything you hoped for and more? I certainly enjoyed it. We simply must do it again. Soon." (Yes, after practice)
    • "Well, I am terribly talented, agreed. Still, I think I'll practice on my own if you're too busy." (No)
  • Petra: I have much to be learned. We will not practice the dancing, OK?
    • "I have much more knowledge of Fódlan lance. How is my dancing, Professor?" (Yes, after practice)
    • "That is not fortunate. I will have patience." (No)
Blue Lions Edit
  • Dimitri: I am in the thick of battle, so battle I must. Will you help me prepare, Professor?
    • "How...was that? I perhaps did not offend as much as usual, but...I do not like our chances." (Yes, after practice)
    • "I suppose I must practice diligently while I can. On my own. Away from prying eyes." (No)
  • Dedue: Will you teach me to dance?
    • "Was that satisfactory?" (Yes, after practice)
    • "That makes things difficult." (No)
  • Felix: Here, help me practice my dancing. You forced me into this, so you're going to help me.
    • "How did I get roped into this?" (Yes, after practice)
    • "Hmph! You irresponsible fiend." (No)
  • Ashe: I've been practicing as best as I can, Professor, but do you think you could give me a little help?
    • "Was that all right? I'm completely self-taught, so I really have no idea." (Yes, after practice)
    • "You really want to leave this all up to me?" (No)
  • Sylvain: Oh, Professor! I'm glad you're here. I need help figuring out this whole...dancing thing. Mind helping me?
    • "One and two and three and four... Got it! I'm pretty good at this. " (Yes, after practice)
    • "Aw, don't be like that, Professor. You chose me... You should help me win." (No)
  • Mercedes: Oh, Professor? Do you mind watching my dance routine? I would appreciate your honest opinion.
    • "How was that? I hope it's good enough to win..." (Yes, after practice)
    • "I'm so sorry, I didn't realize you were busy. I didn't mean to distract you." (No)
  • Annette: Professor! Would you watch me dance really quick? I've been practicing a ton!
    • "Mwahaha! Well? What do you think? I'd say I'm pretty great. Wouldn't you? " (Yes, after practice)
    • "Oh, do you have really important professor things to do? Well, let me know when you have the time!" (No)
  • Ingrid: Professor, I admit--I have two left feet when it comes to dancing. Do you have time to give me any pointers?
    • "How did I do? Was I awkward? I felt awkward." (Yes, after practice)
    • "Perhaps some other time, then. Since you chose me, I'll need your guidance in all this." (No)
Golden Deer Edit
  • Claude: Teach, this is all your doing. Step up and take responsibility. You've got to help me practice my dance moves.
    • "My legs aren't as unwieldy as before, I think... If I keep this up, I might do not terribly." (Yes, after practice)
    • "You're too busy? Too busy to take responsibility for your actions? Wow. Well, you'd better make time for me before it's too late." (No)
  • Hilda: Hey, Professor! Care to join me for dance practice?
    • "Phew! I don't think we can possibly lose. Just you wait and see." (Yes, after practice)
    • "What, you've got something better to do than watch me practice?" (No)
  • Lorenz: Rehearsals will not be necessary. But, if you insist, I can give you a small taste of what is to come.
    • "Well, Professor? Are those not the most exquisitely refined moved you have ever witnessed?" (Yes, after practice)
    • "I assure you, dancing is fully ingrained in my being. Any further practice would be redundant." (No)
  • Raphael: Hey, Professor! You want to teach me some winning dance moves?
    • "That looked pretty good, right? I think I can win this thing!" (Yes, after practice)
    • "If you think my moves are good enough, then I don't need dance lessons." (No)
  • Ignatz: Professor, can you watch me practice?
    • "Is this how you do it? I'm feeling a little unsteady..." (Yes, after practice)
    • "Professor, don't abandon me in my time of need! Why'd you pick me in the first place?!" (No)
  • Lysithea: Professor, can you supervise my dance rehearsal? If I'm going to do this, I want to win it.
    • "Well? How was I? I figure if I dance with passion and fervor, I'll appear even more mature." (Yes, after practice)
    • "You've chosen me, but you won't even bother to help me prepare? That's rather rude, Professor!" (No)
  • Marianne: Did you need something, Professor? I suppose I should p-practice, right?
    • "No, no. That's no good. I can't seem to get a feel for it..." (Yes, after practice)
    • "Oh. Very well." (No)
  • Leonie: Professor! Come join me for dance practice!
    • "I'm going to have to do this in front of a crowd? I can feel myself going pale already." (Yes, after practice)
    • "Hey, you're the one who put me up to this! The least you can do is give me a hand!" (No)
Ashen Wolves Edit
  • Yuri: The least you can do is practice some moves with me, since you insist on roping me into this, yeah?
    • "Well, guess I'm in for it..." (Yes, after practice)
    • "Wow, and you call yourself a professor? You'd better uphold that title and help me out later." (No)
  • Balthus: Hey, pal. Let practice brawl... Er, ballroom dancing, yeah? It's been a while since the King hit the floor.
    • "Was that...good? Or too smooth? Should I flex more? Ya know, for extra points?" (Yes, after practice)
    • "Brutal... But I've survived worse. I'll just have to win this thing all on my lonesome!" (No)
  • Constance: They tell me that you can teach proper dancing form. Do you suppose I could learn?
    • "I am grateful that you would devote your time to mending my spotty reputation." (Yes, after practice)
    • "I thought not. There is nothing to be done but to summon what dancing skill I already possess." (No)
  • Hapi: You'll at least teach me how to dance, right?
    • "I know I'm bad at this, but you're not allowed to get frustrated. Got it?" (Yes, after practice)
    • "Huh. I thought you'd agree to help, seeing as this was your idea. Well, whatever." (No)
Others Edit
  • Flayn: Yes? Do you need me for anything, Professor? I would be happy for some dancing guidance, should you have any!
    • "Thank you so much. I am eager to improve my dancing." (Yes, after practice)
    • "I see. Perhaps soon!" (No)

Quest Completion Edit

  • Rhea: The White Heron Cup sounds like it was a great success. Now we can all look forward to the ball. Enjoy yourself.

Speaking to the contestant while exploring the monastery again:

Black Eagles Edit
  • Edelgard:
    • "I know victory was inescapable. And...you believed in me too." (Win)
    • "Losing is never easy, even at something as insignificant as dance. I suppose I should have trained harder..." (Lose)
  • Hubert:
    • "Unbelievable. I never imagined I'd actually win." (Win)
    • "The obvious result, of course." (Lose)
  • Ferdinand:
    • "Ah! Did you see that? I have done my family proud!" (Win)
    • "I thought this might happen. I am sorry I volunteered in the first place. You should have chosen Edelgard." (Lose)
  • Linhardt:
    • "Although I was against the whole endeavor, I must be honest and say that I am quite pleased that I won. But I won't do anything like this again, thank you." (Win)
    • "I suspected this might be the end result. Uh... All of that time I could have been reading...or fishing...or napping...or..." (Lose)
  • Caspar:
    • "Aww yeah! I knew I could do it! Thanks for the distraction, Professor." (Win)
    • "I actually lost? I can't believe this. Now I feel even worse than I did before..." (Lose)
  • Bernadetta:
    • "Who would've thought I'd have a talent for dancing? Heh-heh... Aw, this actually feels nice." (Win)
    • "Knew it from the start, Bernie! No chance. Hmph..." (Lose)
  • Dorothea:
    • "We did it! I couldn't be happier, Professor. I loved dancing in front of an audience again." (Win)
    • "Ugh. What a letdown... I'm gonna go find a hole to hide in and not come out for a few weeks." (Lose)
  • Petra:
    • "I have grabbed victory! I give gratitude for your great teachings, Professor!" (Win)
    • "I have had failure. I did not work with enough hardness. I feel a large shame." (Lose)
Blue Lions Edit
  • Dimitri:
    • "It was solely thanks to your patient instruction that we won, Professor. In all honesty, I'm still in a state of shock." (Win)
    • "I knew it was beyond my reach. I am so sorry that I let us down, Professor..." (Lose)
  • Dedue:
    • "More than anything else, I am pleased to not bring dishonor to His Highness--or to you, Professor." (Win)
    • "Inevitable." (Lose)
  • Felix:
    • "We won. Are you happy now?" (Win)
    • "You see? Now you know it was a mistake to choose me." (Lose)
  • Ashe:
    • "I really won? I can't believe it! Oh, Lonato, I wish you could have seen me!" (Win)
    • "I definitely wasn't cut out for this. I'm so sorry to let you down, Professor." (Lose)
  • Sylvain:
    • "Check me out! All I needed was the attention of a few girls and boom! It's like I've been dancing my whole life!" (Win)
    • "Yeesh... I really thought I could pull it off. Maybe it was a lack of practice..." (Lose)
  • Mercedes:
    • "Oh! My goodness! I actually won! I'm so glad you had faith in me, Professor!" (Win)
    • "I'm sorry that I didn't win, Professor. You put your faith in me and I let you down..." (Lose)
  • Annette:
    • "Professor, I did it! I won! Haha! All that practice paid off!" (Win)
    • "I'm so sorry, Professor. I feel like I've betrayed you..." (Lose)
  • Ingrid:
    • "Can you believe we won? Maybe I'm a natural, after all!" (Win)
    • "I'm sorry, Professor. My two left feet were especially problematic, after all." (Lose)
Golden Deer Edit
  • Claude:
    • "Wow, I never thought I'd win a dance competition. I've clearly uncovered a hidden talent!" (Win)
    • "Well, at least you can't say it's unexpected. You're a brilliant strategist, Teach, but you really have no eye for dancing talent." (Lose)
  • Hilda:
    • "Professor, I did it! I'm so happy I think I may literally start to glow!" (Win)
    • "I'm so sorry, Professor. I thought we really had it in the bag. " (Lose)
  • Lorenz:
    • "It was a foregone conclusion! Am I or am I not Lorenz Hellman Glouchster?" (Win)
    • "To think I would suffer such a defeat at dancing. My father is liable to disinherit me." (Lose)
  • Raphael:
    • "Winning was even easier than I expected! And did you hear the crowd? They loved me!" (Win)
    • "I thought the point of dancing was to make everyone laugh! Oh well, maybe I'll win next time." (Lose)
  • Ignatz:
    • "Wow. We won? I guess I'm better at this than I thought." (Win)
    • "I knew this would happen. I embarrassed myself in front of everyone." (Lose)
  • Lysithea:
    • "You chose wisely! I gave it my all, and I'm glad it paid off." (Win)
    • "I'm so sorry I lost. You put faith in my abilities, and now I've let you down." (Lose)
  • Marianne:
    • "I... I still can't believe it. How could someone like me have possibly won?" (Win)
    • "I'm sorry that I couldn't do better. I doubt you had high expectations anyway..." (Lose)
  • Leonie:
    • "Seriously? I won? Maybe I should drop the mercenary idea and take up a life of dancing!" (Win)
    • "Aw, just when I started to think I had a chance. Dancing turned out to be pretty fun, once I tried it." (Lose)
Ashen Wolves Edit
  • Yuri:
    • "That was easier than anticipated. So glad that's all over and done with." (Win)
    • "" (Lose)
  • Balthus:
    • "Ha! The king reigns supreme! I'd be thrilled if this weren't a prance-around-like-an-idiot contest. Ah well. A win's a win." (Win)
    • "Well, there goes my chance at being crowned the king of prancing around like an idiot." (Lose)
  • Constance:
    • "Oh... How did I come to win? Did the others eat something that disagreed with them?" (Win)
    • "The chance to participate was already more than I dreamed possible." (Lose)
  • Hapi:
    • "Gotta say, I was not expecting to win this thing. Feels pretty good." (Win)
    • "Saw that coming. I told you I wasn't cut out for it." (Lose)
Others Edit
  • Flayn:
    • "Professor, we did it--together! Did you enjoy my dance moves? (Win)
    • "" (Lose; though this is impossible to see in normal gameplay, as Flayn will always win.)

Adventures in Wood Carving (Gilbert) Edit

Receiving the Quest Edit

  • Gilbert: I'm fond of wood carving, but I lack the talent for it. I hear that those to the west of Fódlan have mastered woodwork. I'd like to learn their techniques.

Quest Completion Edit

  • Gilbert: I see... So, this is a book that covers traditional wood-carving in Brigid. How fascinating. Thank you, Professor. I will enjoy diving into this text.

Event: The White Heron Cup Edit

Reception Hall | Evening

  • Alois: Ladies and gentlemen! My sincerest apologies for the wait! Thank you for gathering here on the eve of the highly anticipated ball to bear witness to... The academy-wide dance competition! Welcome to the White Heron Cup!

(Cheering)

  • Alois: The competition will be judged by...me! Your humble servant, Alois Rangeld! And also... The acclaimed former songstress of the Mittelfrank Opera Company, Manuela Casagranda!
  • Manuela: Yes, yes, thank you. Oh, and it should go without saying, but I swear to show no bias to my own house. Got it? Good.
  • Alois: Last but not least, the glamorous assassin who does all of her dancing in the dead of night...Shamir Nevrand!
  • Shamir: Hmph.
  • Alois: The three of us swear on our honor to judge the following proceedings with utmost impartiality and fairness! And with that, will the representatives of each house please make their way to the stage!

(Contestants come forward)

  • Alois: Contestants! Are you ready to dance? And is the band prepared to play? Very well... BEGIN!

(The three contestants dance)

  • Alois: TIME! That's all, folks! Splendid! All three of you were fantastic! Now, let's hear what the judges have to say...
  • Manuela: Oh my, let's see. I suppose I have no choice but to vote for...
    • The Black Eagle House.
    • The Blue Lion House.
    • The Golden Deer House.
      • Your performance was...exhilarating. My heart is still beating a mile a minute.
      • I must say I was surprised by your...inventive style.
      • Keep practicing and you could really shine out there.
  • Shamir: I vote for...
    • The Black Eagle House.
    • The Blue Lion House.
    • The Golden Deer House.
      • The way you carried yourself was striking.
      • You were most original.
  • Alois: Great feedback, both of you! Well then, let's see... Factoring my own humble opinion... Yes! We have a winner! And I will announce who it is...right now! Without any delay! The winner of this year's White Heron Cup is...
    • The Black Eagle House!
    • The Blue Lion House!
    • The Golden Deer House!
  • (The student who won will say their respective line below:)
    • Edelgard: Well, a victory is a victory.
    • Hubert: I am not sure the judges are in their right minds...
    • Ferdinand: Haha! As expected of someone as accomplished as myself.
    • Linhardt: Oh? Well, just so long as nothing else is expected from me.
    • Caspar: I won? I won! How did I win?!
    • Bernadetta: Bernie? Are you sure? Heh...heh...
    • Dorothea: I wonder if I can use this to bolster my singing career...
    • Petra: Everywhere, dancing is dancing. This is the proof.
    • Dimitri: I won? There must be some mistake...
    • Dedue: Is this a joke?
    • Felix: Nonsense.
    • Ashe: Are you sure this is OK?
    • Sylvain: Heh heh heh! I knew I had it in me!
    • Mercedes: Oh, really? How lovely!
    • Annette: I did it! Go me!
    • Ingrid: Oh. Um. Sorry. I really didn't see this coming.
    • Claude: Ah, what a burden to be great at everything!
    • Hilda: Perfect! Where's the prize? There is a prize, right?
    • Lorenz: Haha! As expected!
    • Raphael: Me? Uh, really?
    • Ignatz: Can't say I had much confidence going in, but this is great!
    • Lysithea: Yes, it was the logical choice. My dancing was superior.
    • Marianne: Oh dear... This is a bit embarrassing.
    • Leonie: I can dance? Huh!
    • Yuri: Heh, not surprised.
    • Balthus: Heh, another win for the Twinkle-Toed King of Grappling!
    • Constance: Ahaha! What other outcome could there have been?
    • Hapi: Whoa. Didn't see that one coming.
    • Flayn: Have I prevailed? Oh, most glorious! My practice was not in vain!
  • Alois: Once more, please give a big round of applause for our talented participants!

(Cheering)

Event: A Night of Promises Edit

Black Eagles Edit

Black Eagles Classroom | Evening

  • Edelgard: The ball is tomorrow. I have no worthwhile memories of such events, yet I'm still looking forward to this one.
  • Hubert: As am I, in the sense that I look forward to destroying all of the unworthy suitors who will inevitably swarm Lady Edelgard.
  • Ferdinand: I will admit, Edelgard is adorable. However, when it comes to elegance on the dance floor, I am superior!
  • Dorothea: You're not a bad dancer, Ferdie. But you do have some moves that are...hard to watch.
  • Ferdinand: You honor me with your kind words! I understand that I am sometimes too dazzling to behold directly.
  • Linhardt: I'm envious of your positive attitude. I also know how to dance...in theory. Maybe I should participate as well.
  • Bernadetta: Not me! You wouldn't catch me dancing at a ball any sooner than you'd catch a fish swimming through the sky!
  • Caspar: (chuckling) You do tend to flop around like a fish on the land, after all.
  • Bernadetta: Wh-why would you say that?! Now I feel like a fish on a skillet...
  • Linhardt: On a skillet... Hahaha! Ahem, never mind.
  • Caspar: Speaking of the ball, do we get to pick who we dance with? I wonder who I should ask...
  • Hubert: A bold subject change. Should Lady Edelgard wish it, I would be honored to...

(Hubert bows)

  • Petra: I will fight with all that I have in me!
  • Dorothea: Fighting? No, that's not really the point...
  • Petra: I will not be as a fish upon the flame!
  • Dorothea: (sheepishly) Um... OK...
  • Edelgard: I have a proposition. Let's all agree to meet back at the monastery exactly five years from today.
  • Caspar: Like a class reunion? That's a great idea!
  • Hubert: Five years from today will be the millennium festival for Garreg Mach Monastery. I've heard the magnitude of the festivities will exceed all prior years.
  • Dorothea: Ooh, how exciting! Sounds like a great excuse to come visit our dear professor.
  • Petra: You will be seeing how much growing I have done. You will be pleased, Professor. This idea is good!
  • Edelgard: Who knows where each of us will be in five years' time...or who we will become. Still, I have faith that all of us will gather and celebrate our reunion.
  • Linhardt: That's assuming the professor is still here in five years...and not enjoying a cozy early retirement.
  • Edelgard: Even if that's the case, you will come, won't you? Whether or not you're still teaching here...
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: Of course. (Relationship with Edelgard goes up)
    • Choice 2: I will try.
  • Edelgard: Don't forget, my teacher. Even if the millennium festival should be canceled, I promise to return here...

Blue Lions Edit

Blue Lions Classroom | Evening

  • Dimitri: This is the only ball of the year, and I see why. Everyone is absurdly excited...
  • Dedue: Your Highness, you sound so detached. We are all encouraged to enjoy the ball tomorrow.
  • Dimitri: Right you are, What a burden...
  • Felix: Huh. I never thought we'd see eye to eye, but I agree. I'd rather be swinging my blade than wasting my time with some girl at a ball.
  • Sylvain: Felix! Your Highness! You must be joking, right? This is our chance to dance with all of the ladies of the academy to our heart's content. You wish to throw away the best day of the whole year for sword practice? Insanity, I tell you!
  • Ashe: I'm pretty excited about the ball, myself. It's not like we get to do things like this very often.
  • Sylvain: Too true, Ashe. In fact, I'm gonna do you a favor and give you a crash course in chatting up girls. By tomorrow, you'll be an expert!
  • Ashe: Actually I'd much prefer if someone could just teach us how to dance...
  • Annette: Don't worry about the dancing part. I can teach you that, easy!
  • Mercedes: It's time for the ball! That warrants at least a tiny bit of makeup, don't you think, Ingrid? Just a smidge?
  • Ingrid: I...hmm. Maybe. I'll think about it.
  • Annette: It's settled! Tomorrow morning we'll meet up in Ingrid's room. Ooh, I can't wait!
  • Dimitri: Hahaha. You know... There's no telling where life will take us after we leave here. If only we could find a way to come together again, just like this...
  • Dedue: A fine notion, Your Highness. Perhaps five years from now?
  • Dimitri: Five years from now? Ah! That's when Garreg Mach Monastery will be holding the millennium festival.
  • Ingrid: By then we'll be addressing Your Highness as Your Majesty instead!
  • Sylvain: That's right. I suppose we all know it's coming, but by then you'll be far removed from us.
  • Dimitri: Come now. You know me better than that. My title may change, but I won't. And it won't just be me, you know. Five years from now, you'll all have your own stuffy positions to contend with. But as I understand it, the festivities at the millennium festival will be of a scale far beyond anything we've yet seen... In other words, the perfect excuse for us all to return here.
  • Annette: Ooh, a reunion? That sounds fun! I wouldn't miss it for the world!
  • Dimitri: I'd love for you to be there as well, Professor. After all, you're the heart of the Blue Lion House.
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: I'll be there. (Relationship with Dimitri goes up)
    • Choice 2: I'll try.
  • Dimitri: Good. Then it's settled. Of course...if something happens and I'm not able to attend, I'm leaving all of the logistics of organizing this reunion to you, Professor.
  • Byleth: You have to attend.
  • Mercedes: It's true! I'm sure being a king will keep you busy, but it's a bit early to be backing out of your own plans, don't you think?
  • Dimitri: Yes... I suppose you're right. I'm sorry. You have my word. I will return as well. Count on it.

Golden Deer Edit

Golden Deer Classroom | Evening

  • Claude: The time has come for the annual ball. But first, an eve of merriment! OK, I'll admit it. The Officers Academy isn't as uptight as I thought.
  • Hilda: Ooh, I adore such things! Dancing is the only thing I'lm really good at anyway.
  • Raphael: There's a feast tomorrow, isn't there? Isn't there?! Ah, I can't want a moment longer!
  • Leonie: Dancing, singing... I'm not good at either of those things.
  • Hilda: So? Dancing is fun! Oh! And remember, you can't dance with the same partner multiple times. It's tradition! That means you have to dance with all of the gentlemen in all of the houses, swapping dance partners as you please...
  • Lysithea: How scandalous. I, for one, plan to simply behold the pure essence of dance.
  • Marianne: I'll, um.... watch. From a distance.
  • Hilda: You can't just watch, Marianne! If a boy asks you to dance, you simply must accept. It's only polite.
  • Ignatz: You can ask...anyone? To dance? Gah, whatever should I do?
  • Lorenz: Hahaha! Lucky you, Ignatz! Tomorrow, if only for a day, you may live out your dearest dreams of an exalted existence! As for me, I am surely to be overwhelmed with the propositions of desperate ladies. I will doubtless have little time for partners of my own choosing.
  • Leonie: Which one of you is dreaing now, Lorenz?
  • Claude: Everyone! Listen up. To no one's surprise, I have a brilliant idea. Teach, you'll want in on this too.
  • Byleth: What's your idea?
  • Claude: This may sound impetuous. Perhaps irresponsible. Almost certainly impossible. But we're gonna do it anyway. In exactly five years' time, let's promise to meet again, right here at the monastery.
  • Raphael: A reunion? There's usually food at reunions. Count me in, Claude!
  • Marianne: Five years from now... will be the monastery's millennium festival, celebrating 1,000 years since the founding of Garreg Mach.
  • Ignatz: I hear the millennium festival will be the largest celebration in the monastery's history.
  • Hilda: Oh, I get it! It'll be easier for us to al get back here with the millennium festival as an excuse.
  • Lorenz: How true. As the new leader of the Alliance, I will certainly have the occasion to attend and pay my respects to Lady Rhea.
  • Lysithea: That almost certainly will not transpire.
  • Claude: And you, Teach? I guess it's hard to imagine that you'll still be teaching here five years from now... But I'm sure no matter where you end up, you'll come running at the chance to see your adorable little Golden Deer again, right?
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: I don't know.
      • Claude: Who knew Teach had a heart of ice? Too bad I can see from a mile away that you're joking. How you really feel is written all over your face
    • Choice 2: Probably so.
      • Claude: Ahem... That was your cue to promise everyone you'll return. Go on, set a good example, Teach. If you promise, everyone else will, too.
  • Lysithea: Hahaha! I'm already excited! After five years, we'll all be whoever we're going to become!
  • Leonie: Please, Professor! Invite Captain Jeralt too! I want to show him how well his apprentice turns out.
  • Hilda: It's settled, then. What do you say, Claude? Is it official?
  • Claude: The promise is sealed! That means we're all obligated to keep it. Five years from today, all of us will meet again at the monastery. Don't forget it, Teach. You and I will meet here again...

Movie: The Ball Edit

(The reception hall is filled with students on the night of the ball. Couples dance in the center of the hall. Byleth stands by the tables in a crowd of students. Claude approaches and takes Byleth's hand, leading them to the dance floor.)

Event: To the Goddess Tower (Black Eagles/Golden Deer) Edit

Courtyard | Evening

  • Sothis: Running away? I understand. You hardly had the time to breathe in there. It must be hard to be the favourite teacher at the ball! Poor, poor Professor!
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: I am not everyone's favorite...
      • Sothis: Was that a joke? I find it hard to tell with you. Just think of all the students begging you to dance!
    • Choice 2: It is difficult. (Relationship with Sothis up)
      • Sothis: So you do think you're the favorite! I might have known.
  • Sothis: But where is there to run? This place is filled with joyful students looking for a dance.

(Byleth considers a moment)

  • Sothis: Ah... I see. The Goddess Tower waits for you...

(Byleth nods and leaves. Sounds of footsteps on a black screen, until Byleth arrives in the Goddess Tower and looks up in surprise.)

EdelgardEdit

  • Edelgard: Ah, here you are. Are you waiting for someone?
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: I'm not waiting for anyone.
      • Edelgard: Good. I would not wish to interrupt anything.
    • Choice 2: I was waiting for you.
      • Edelgard: (Relation with Edelgard up) For me? Well, you should have summoned me earlier. Regardless, here I am.
  • Byleth: Has something happened?
  • Edelgard: No, nothing in particular. In fact, that's why I came here. This place, the Goddess Tower... It was special to my parents. My father attended the Officers Academy himself. A few years after graduating, he was crowned emperor. One day, during a visit to the monastery, he snuck into the Goddess Tower on a nostalgic whim. And there she was, my mother. She had just enrolled in the academy that very year. They were instantly drawn to each other. Love at first sight, you could say. It was the first time either had truly been in love... or so the story goes.
  • Byleth: Their first love?
  • Edelgard: Yes. Of course, as emperor, my father had already married for political reasons. As the Empire demands many heirs, he also had numerous other lovers. In the end, my mother settled for becoming one of his many consorts. But I choose to believe there was genuine love between them. Heh, I suppose it's a silly story to cling to.
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: It's a lovely story.
      • Edelgard: Isn't it? It's a shame that the lovely stories ended after I was born. For as long as I can remember, my mother had already been exiled from the capital. It's strange. Something about you makes me reveal all of the things I so carefully keep concealed.
    • Choice 2: Who was your first true love?
      • Edelgard: Hmmm. For some reason, I feel compelled to tell you all of these things I have kept hidden. I can't say the name, but it was a noble who I met in the Kingdom, a lifetime ago.
  • Edelgard: Anyway... What about you? It's your turn to reveal some long-held secret! You can share a story about your past...or perhaps tell me about your first love.
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: I have no such stories
      • Edelgard: You're telling the truth. I can tell. Hm... I wasn't even able to make you blush.
    • Choice 2: Please don't ask that of me.
      • Edelgard: You realize that just makes me more curious than ever!
  • Byleth: Sorry...
  • Edelgard: Heh... No, I'm the one who should apologize. It wasn't my intention to pry. I'm just intrigued by you and your mysterious past. You have supposedly always been a mercenary, but I believe there is more to your story than that... Let's leave it there for today and return to the ball. There must be plenty of students hoping to talk with you...and to dance with you. I would not wish to prevent you from mingling. I cannot keep you all to myself, after all.

Linhardt Edit

  • Linhardt: Professor, you're late.
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: What do you mean?
    • Choice 2: We didn't have plans to meet.
    • Choice 3: Oh, sorry!
  • Linhardt:
    • Choice 1 response: To tell the truth, it was an act of sheer hope that I might find you here.
    • Choice 2 response: True, but a young man can hope to accidentally bump into someone.
    • Choice 3 response: My apologies, Professor. It was a bit of a joke. I’ve been waiting here because I thought you might come by.
  • Linhardt: I'm glad to find I was right. I hoped to find you so I might ask... Well, I would very much like to research your Crest.
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: Not right now.
    • Choice 2: Why would I let you do that?
  • Linhardt:
    • Choice 1 response: Does that mean you might be interested eventually? Let's decide the place and time right now, then. What? Is that not acceptable?
    • Choice 2 response: Because it would be terribly interesting?
  • Linhardt: Anyway... Have you heard the legend of this place, Professor? It's a sentimental one to be sure. The story goes that if two people share a vow at the Goddess Tower, they'll be bound together forever. Hm, or was it that they'll be cursed forever? One or the other for certain. All the same, I think it's a rather lovely legend.
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: It doesn't sound that lovely to me.
    • Choice 2: Tell me more.
  • Linhardt: Well, I suppose it does depend on your enjoyment of potentially mistranslated myths. Professor, be warned. This may seem forward of me… However, let's vow that one day I will be allowed to research your Crest as much as I please.
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: I think not.
    • Choice 2: Excuse me?
  • Linhardt: I've overstepped my bounds again, haven't I? It's just that today is such a special day and, well, I suppose I got caught up in all the excitement. How about this instead? Let's agree to meet here again one day, just the two of us.
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: If the opportunity arises.
    • Choice 2: I agree.
  • Linhardt:
    • Choice 1 response: Such an opportunity won't just arise, we have to make it happen for ourselves. I look forward to that day.
    • Choice 2 response: I look forward to that day. I really do…

Bernadetta Edit

(Byleth enters Goddess Tower and Bernadetta turns around shocked

  • Bernadetta: (Scared) Ah! Wh-what's that?! Ghost?! Is it a ghost?! Don't eat me!
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: Calm down, it's OK.
    • Choice 2: It's just your professor.
  • Bernadetta:
    • Choice 1 response: It'll eat the skin right off my bones and no one will ever— Huh? Oh, it's you, Professor. What a relief.
    • Choice 2 response: I knew it! I said, Bernie, this place is haunted, you'll just get eaten by the ghost of some dusty old professor or— Oh. Oh, it's you.
  • Byleth: You can relax now.
  • Bernadetta: Right. I'm better now. Thanks. But try not to scare me like that again, please... With the ball happening tonight, I was sure there wouldn't be anyone here. And from far off, you look... Well, you kinda have a spooky silhouette. I guess you haven't heard the legend?
  • Byleth: Legend?
  • Bernadetta: Oh, so if a couple swears a vow on the night of the ball, the goddess grants their wish? That's amazing! Is it true? I guess that's the sort of thing you miss when you spend all your time avoiding people. But wouldn't it be nice to spend some time alone with a nice guy in this lonely tower, cut off from all the rest of the world? Anyway… Oh, Professor! Since you're here and all, could I ask you for a favor? As you probably know by now, it's my lifelong dream to live in solitude forever… So could you help me to swear that vow?
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: Nice try.
    • Choice 2: I can't promise that.
  • Bernadetta:
    • Choice 1 response: Saw right through me, huh?
    • Choice 2 response: Guess you're right. It probably wouldn't work out so well for me, would it?
  • Bernadetta: Ah, well. No use complaining. Actually, I'm happy I got to see you here tonight. Even if it was just by coincidence. Would you mind staying a little longer? It's nice and quiet, and the sky's really pretty. I quite like the atmosphere. On a night like this, being out in the open doesn't seem so bad…

Petra Edit

  • Petra: Professor, what is bringing you here? Is the ball not enjoyable?
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: I had to escape.
    • Choice 2: I wanted to see you.
  • Petra:
    • Choice 1 response: I'm lost. Escape? I thought the ball was for dancing, not fighting… Oh! Escape! Meaning...to leave. I have understanding. Lost? But this monastery is where our home is… I am not understanding.
    • Choice 2 response: But you are seeing me every day. Why would you be wanting to see me now? Maybe you and I share a reason for being here…
  • Byleth:
    • (Chose option 1 in previous dialogue) Why are you here?
    • (Chose option 2 in previous dialogue) What reason is that?
  • Petra: I have been hearing about a legend. About the Goddess Tower. People have a belief that the goddess watches this place on this night. If you share a promise, the goddess will make that promise become true. That makes men and women who are close come to this place. On this night. I am wanting to see that, and so I came to observe. With secrecy. But no one is here. I have much disappointment.
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: I wanted to see that too.
    • Choice 2: You shouldn't spy on people.
  • Petra:
    • Choice 1 response: Someone might arrive still. We could go find a hiding spot for both of us. We may have to be squished with each other, but I will not be worried if you are not.
    • Choice 2 response: Yes, that has truth. I will be thinking about that from now on.
  • Petra: Oh! I have a realization! If someone sees us here with each other, they will think that we are with each other! That is not accepting...acceptable for people to misunderstand!
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: That could be a problem.
    • Choice 2: I wouldn't mind.
  • Petra:
    • Choice 1 response: We should be returning to the ball, separately.
    • Choice 2 response: Is that OK, Professor? I think we are agreeing on that. Maybe we should be returning to the ball... with each other.

Dorothea Edit

  • Dorothea: Ah, Professor! You showed up!
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: Why are you here?
    • Choice 2: Why do you look so happy?
  • Dorothea:
    • Choice 1 response: Um, I'm the one who called you here, remember?
    • Choice 2 response: Well, because you're here, of course!
  • Dorothea: You came here because you read the letter I sent you, right?
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: Not that I recall…
    • Choice 2: What letter?
  • Dorothea: Are you saying this is...a coincidence? How disappointing to think you didn't come here specifically to see me. Still, if we're meeting by complete chance... that has a certain appeal too. It's as if destiny brought us together! And tonight is the night of the ball... Lucky me.
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: What are you plotting?
    • Choice 2: I thought you weren't comfortable around me...
  • Dorothea:
    • Choice 1 response: Plotting? That's a bit rude, don't you think?
    • Choice 2 response: Oh, that's just when you're looking through me in front of others. When it's just us...I kind of like it.
  • Dorothea: Originally, I wanted to see what you'd do when you read my letter. I just wanted to see if you'd come here like I asked. I had a feeling that you would. Though, I suppose you didn't even read the letter to begin with… I should just be thankful I wasn't left here waiting. All alone. Forever. Do you know it's been almost nine whole moons since you arrived at Garreg Mach? You must have found a special someone by now, haven't you, Professor?
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: I have.
    • Choice 2: I have not.
    • Choice 3: Is that what you wanted to talk about?
  • Dorothea:
    • Choice 1 response: Ooh? Who could it be? You've made me so curious. Oh, don't worry. I'm not going to pry if you don't want to share. Your private life is private, after all.
    • Choice 2 response: Uh-huh, right. I bet you're just hiding it. There's someone you're sweet on… Don't you worry, I won't pry if you don't want to share. These things are private, after all.
    • Choice 3 response: Are you changing the subject? Don't do that. Ohh, I bet that means you do have someone, don't you? Don't you worry, I won't pry if you don't want to share. These things are private, after all.
  • Dorothea: Well, I oughta get going… I wouldn't want to be in the way if your special someone shows up. Either way, I do hope you'll share a dance with me later.

Ferdinand Edit

  • Ferdinand: Hello, Professor. I just needed a quick break from the festivities. Fancy running into you here.
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: You followed me, didn't you?
    • Choice 2: What a nice coincidence.
  • Ferdinand:
    • Choice 1 Response: I beg your pardon?! Absolutely not! It is simply a coincidence. The heir to the great house of Aegir, chasing after a woman in the dead of night! The very thought of it!
    • Choice 2 Response: Yes, a coincidence...
  • Ferdinand: Anyway, seeing you here, I cannot help but recall the legend of the Goddess Tower. It is said that when a man and a woman meet here by chance on the night of the ball, their paths become one. The goddess blesses them and ensures a harmonious union.
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: I heard it differently.
    • Choice 2: Are you sure that's the legend?
  • Ferdinand:
    • Choice 1: Oh, you heard the legend too? How was it different? That the goddess is sure to grant any promises made here? Ah, perhaps that is how it goes, come to think of it.
    • Choice 2: Indeed, that is how it goes. Or at least, that is the version I heard.
  • Ferdinand: How long have we known each other now? About nine months, by my count. The passage of time is swift indeed. Listen. I need to tell you something. After I graduate, I must pass stern judgement on my father. His greed got the better of him. He has strayed far from the righteous path. As the next Duke Aegir, I will succeed him as prime minister, and it will fall to me to hold him accountable. Only then can I justly guide the Empire's subjects and work to create a better world. That is my dream, my will, and my future. I pray that I will have the courage to fulfill my solemn duty and that I will have your support.
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: Of course. I'm with you.
    • Choice 2: I'm always happy to listen.
  • Ferdinand: Thank you. Knowing that you are on my side, I feel unstoppable. Well, shall we head back? Plenty of people must be wonder where you went. Specifically the legions of men who would like to dance with you! To be honest, I count myself among them.

Annette Edit

  • Annette: Professor! I'm happy to see you here. Everybody's been asking about you. You're really popular with the students.
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: I had to escape.
    • Choice 2: I'm worn out.
  • Annette: Oh, really? Huh. Uh, actually, I've been trying to find you too. But if you're not interested in dancing, that's OK. We are supposed to be at a ball thought... If you're not going to dance tonight, when and where will you get another chance?
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: Here.
    • Choice 2: Now.
  • Annette: Wait...really? There isn't any music... But this is too special to pass up! Maybe...I could sing a little something. I may not look like it, but I'm a practiced singer. Though...people do tend to think my lyrics are a little odd. ♪ Fry the food, it tastes so good... It fills up our hungry tummies... ♪
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: Now I'm hungry.
    • Choice 2: What an interesting song.
  • Annette: It's about this yummy stew one of the monks taught me to make a while back. Oh, I know! I'll make it for you! It really is just about the tastiest thing in the world. Um... If I'm bothering you, please tell me now and I'll leave you alone.
  • Byleth: …
  • Annette: Say, Professor... Did you know that if you make a wish here at the Goddess Tower, it will for sure come true? That's why people usually meet up with someone they like here. For a rendezvous! And they make a wish that they'll stay together forever. So... Uh, I thought you might be waiting for a girl here. And that I'm messing it up.
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: I've never heard about that tradition.
    • Choice 2: Nothing of the sort.
  • Annette: Hehe, that's just what I'd expect you to say! But since we're already here, let's go ahead and made a wish together.
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: What kind of wish?
    • Choice 2: Sure.
  • Annette: I've already decided what it will be. Dearest Goddess... I wish for the professor and I to always be the best of friends! How's that sound? Can we wish for that?
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: I'd be happy to.
    • Choice 2: It's a little embarrassing...
  • Annette:
    • Choice 1 response: Really? That makes me so happy!
    • Choice 2 response: Oh no! Actually, when I said it aloud, I could tell it was an embarrassing wish... Oops!
  • Annette: Well, I'd better be going now, and you should think about returning to the ball too. But make sure you save me a dance!

Mercedes Edit

  • Mercedes: Why, Professor! I was wondering where you ran off to. I searched the entire floor but couldn't find you anywhere. Tired, are we? I can tell by that look on your face. It must be exhausting being so popular, huh?
  • Byleth: I'm exhausted...
  • Mercedes: I can imagine. Shall we take a break here, then? Say, Professor. Have you heard the legend of the Goddess Tower? They say that if two people exchange a vow here, the goddess herself will fulfill it.
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: I've never heard that before.
    • Choice 2: I think I recall such a story.
  • Mercedes:
    • Choice 1 response: Well, that simply won't do. You'll fall behind if you can't keep up with your students!
    • Choice 2 response: Ah, so even you have heard that one. The stories must travel far.
  • Mercedes: Many young couples come here in private, all thanks to that legend. They make promises to stay together forever. Things like that. I actually saw a man invite a lady to join him at the tower while on my way here. It's rather romantic, don't you think?
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: I think so.
    • Choice 2: I disagree.
  • Mercedes:
    • Choice 1 response: Indeed.
    • Choice 2 response: Really? You're a strange one, Professor.
  • Mercedes: Though, just because two people share a promise, that doesn't guarantee they'll be together forever. You've noticed many nobles at the academy, right? They very rarely have the freedom to choose their own partners. Yet still they wish to stay together. Maybe that's why they pray to the goddess. Are you waiting on anyone, Professor?
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: No, there's no one.
    • Choice 2: I was waiting for you.
  • Mercedes:
    • Choice 1 response: What a relief. I was afraid that I was keeping you.
    • Choice 2 response: Oh my. Even though we didn't make plans to meet? You're a charmer, aren't you?
  • Mercedes: Ah! I almost forgot why I came looking for you! I was wondering if you'd like to dance with me. It's just so loud in the reception hall though. I think I'd rather stay here with you... If that's all right with you, Professor. Thank you. I appreciate it.

Ingrid Edit

  • Ingrid: Whew, I can't manage one more bite. So full...(blushes) So full!
  • (Byleth enters)
  • Ingrid: Oh! Professor! What do you think you're doing here?! I came here to stuff my fa—I mean to have some ME time.
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: I sort of followed you...
    • Choice 2: No reason, really.
  • Ingrid:
    • Choice 1 response: You mean you saw that just now? All the food? Everything?! Ugh, so embarrassing... Maybe there's a nearby rock I can crawl under.
    • Choice 2 response: Oh, so we're just running into one another by chance, then. Phew. If you had followed me here, I'd be a little...bothered. And probably embarrassed.
  • Byleth: Were you waiting for someone?
  • Ingrid: Who, me? No, no, of course not. I was just about to walk off all that food I just ate. Really, I came here to have some privacy. But you're here now, so I suppose that makes it a bit less private.
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: Are you worried people may get the wrong idea?
    • Choice 2: Just the two of us...
  • Ingrid:
    • Choice 1 response: I suppose there's that possibility, now that you mention it.
    • Choice 2 response: Uh...well, yes. I suppose it's just us here...
  • Ingrid: Does that concern you too, Professor? I'm happy to return to the reception hall.
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: It's not terribly concerning, really.
    • Choice 2: I'd love to come along.
  • Ingrid:
    • Choice 1 response: Of course. Nothing to see here! I'm happy to keep walking off this food, in that case. Ah, the stars certainly are beautiful tonight, hm? It's peaceful, looking up at them together, don't you think? Maybe we can do it again sometime.
    • Choice 2 response: If we return from here together, I worry that people would start unsavory rumors about us. I don't concern myself with gossip, but I'd hate for it to mar your reputation in any way. Are you certain? Fair enough. Let's head back, then.

Lysithea Edit

  • Lysithea: Professor?
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: Yes? (Support with Lysithea up)
    • Choice 2: Actually, I'm a ghost.
  • Lysithea:
    • Choice 1 response: I saw you wandering off to this tower. I thought you might be lost or something, so I followed you inside.
    • Choice 2 response: Don't toy with me like that, Professor! I know it's you. I figured you might be lost or something, so I followed you inside.
  • Lysithea: Everyone seems to be looking for you. You're surprisingly popular.
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: That surprises you, does it?
    • Choice 2: Naturally.
  • Lysithea:
    • Choice 1 response: I do find it surprising, yes. Particularly your popularity with the ladies.
    • Choice 2 response: Despite your confidence, I'm still surprised by your popularity with the ladies.
  • Lysithea: It isn't like you're very sociable, after all. Not to be rude, mind you.
  • Byleth: How do you fare in such matters?
  • Lysithea: Er, I wouldn't know, to be honest. I have no interest in such things. The academy is for honing one's skills. Not for frivolous romances, despite what the other students may think. I overheard them gossiping about a place where a man and a woman can make a vow, and it is certain it will come to pass. Seems to be some folktale they enjoy. I wonder where this "place" is...
  • Byleth: The Goddess Tower?
  • Lysithea: Oh, of course! I recall now. It's— Wait. That's... That's here, isn't it?! Uh, just to be clear, this is pure coincidence. I didn't follow you for...for that. But we are here alone, so people may wonder what our aim is. Let's get out of here before someone sees us and gets the wrong idea!
  • Byleth: There's no need for panic.
  • Lysithea: Are you saying you don't mind if someone sees us and thinks… Oh, I suppose you believe there's no danger of that, since it's just me. You're treating me like a child, aren't you? Well, I don't mind either, then. Obviously there's nothing going on here. If you're going stick to around until we collect dust, then so will I!
  • Lysithea: …
  • Lysithea: Actually, I'm gonna go now. Don't you stay too long either! You'll catch your death of cold out here.

Leonie Edit

  • Leonie: Hey, Professor. You all alone here? I mean, you're not waiting for anyone or anything, are you?
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: Actually, I'm meeting the archbishop.
    • Choice 2: Manuela should be here any moment.
  • Leonie:
    • Choice 1 response: Liar. I saw Lady Rhea just moments ago. She was in the reception hall.
    • Choice 2 response: Yeah, right! I just passed her flirting with some guy on my way up.
  • Leonie: Anyway, I saw you heading to the tower, so I thought I'd drop by. I figured you might be lonely.
  • Byleth: You figured that, did you?
  • Leonie: Hey, don't make it weird! By the way... Have you heard the legend about this place? They say if a guy and a girl make a promise here together, the goddess will make sure it's kept.
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: I've heard.
    • Choice 2: I had not heard that.
  • Leonie:
    • Choice 1 response: It's a pretty well-known legend.
    • Choice 2 response: Really? It's a pretty well-known legend.
  • Leonie: Thing is, the way the story goes, it doesn't work all the time. It has to be the night of the ball. Tonight. So, since it's just you and me here, what do you say we give it a go? I mean, I don't know if the goddess will really take the time for a pair like us, but it's worth a try.
  • Byleth: What are you suggesting?
  • Leonie: Well—you know! Let's make some kind of promise! We've got the chance, it'd be a shame to waste it. I mean, not something romantic or anything. That'd be weird. We could promise I'll become a top-tier mercenary! Though I guess that's more of a wish… Let's see... OK, I've got it. I solemnly swear to meet you once more, on this very ground, as a mercenary beyond compare! Oh, but that was all about me. No fair. You probably have something you want to promise too.
  • Byleth: No, I think that covers it.
  • Leonie: Hah. You really do take after Captain Jeralt—always putting others first. All right, then, Goddess. You heard the promise. It's a done deal. Say, Professor...why did you come out here, anyway?
  • Byleth: I just wanted some time alone.
  • Leonie: Ah. Well, it is pretty crowded down there. I guess I shouldn't have interrupted. I'll leave you to it. But don't stay out here too long, all right? You'll catch a cold!

Hilda Edit

  • Hilda: Professor! You're not waiting for anyone, right? Thought so! I bet you've never heard the legend about this tower then.
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: I haven't...
    • Choice 2: What legend?
  • Hilda: Something special happens here during the Ethereal Moon, on the night of the ball. First, an unmarried boy and girl need to meet at the Goddess Tower and make a vow. Then, the goddess will grant them divine protection, and ensure that their vow comes true. Or so they say! It's a well-known story among the students. A couple guys invited me up here, but...
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: You turned them down?
    • Choice 2: They stood you up?
  • Hilda:
    • Choice 1 response: Yes, I did.
    • Choice 2 response: No! How rude. I turned them down.
  • Hilda: If I accepted their invitations, then our vow would come true. It's just a legend, sure...but I prefer to be cautious about such things. One of the guys was pretty handsome, and he came from a good family... But that doesn't really tell you what a person's like on the inside. I want a life partner who's good-hearted and good-looking. Anyway, I went for a walk and happened upon you, and I thought... "The professor's perfect. Why don't I just make a vow with him?" Hah! I'm just kidding, Professor. To be honest, I wanted to spy on you. See if you had someone else up here. Although, if you did want to make a vow with me, I wouldn't object. Need some time to consider?
  • Byleth: Yes. Let's revisit this tomorrow morning.
  • Hilda: Hang on! It won't mean anything tomorrow! Oh, I get it! Everyone's looking for you down there, girls included. You don't want to keep them waiting. You're pretty smooth, you know that? Well, I'm off, then. I'll see you at the ball. Ah... Did the goddess hear that conversation?

Marianne Edit

  • Marianne: Please be patient! I'll be done with my prayer in a moment... Dear Goddess, I beg thee… Oh! Professor?
  • Byleth: Is someone else here?
  • Marianne: No... I'm the only one here. Umm… Well, more accurately, I'm the only human present. My bird friend is here as well.
  • Byleth: You're talking to a bird?
  • Marianne: No! Well. It's more like the bird is...doing me a favor. They say if a man and a woman pray here, on this night, their wish will come true. At least, that's how the legend goes.
  • Byleth: And the bird?
  • Marianne: It's a pigeon. A...male pigeon. At least, I think so. I thought he might count as a man.
  • Marianne: …
  • Byleth: …
  • Marianne: Well, I'd better be leaving. It seems my pigeon friend got impatient and flew away.
  • Byleth: I'm sorry...
  • Marianne: No, it's fine. The goddess probably wouldn't accept a male pigeon anyway.
  • Byleth: I'll take his place.
  • Marianne: Oh? Um. Are you saying you'll pray with me, Professor?
  • Byleth: …
  • Marianne: Thank you! If you have a wish for the future, let's pray for it, OK?
  • Byleth: What is your wish?
  • Marianne: Who, me? Oh, nothing in particular. Let's pray for your wish. There must be something you want. Well?
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: Peace in Fódlan.
    • Choice 2: Only to see you smile.
  • Marianne:
    • Choice 1 response: Very well. Let us pray.
    • Choice 2 response: Hey, no need to tease me...
  • Marianne: Professor? I must be going now, but...I'm glad I ran into you.

Flayn Edit

  • Flayn: Professor? Is that you over there? It seems both of us were curious about this place.
  • Byleth: What are you talking about?
  • Flayn: Oh, perhaps I was mistaken. I figured you had come to this tower after having heard the legend.
  • Byleth: What legend?
  • Flayn: You've not heard of it, then? I suppose I only recently learned of it myself, from a friend. Legend tells that on the night of a ball, when a man and woman pledge vows at this very tower… The goddess will bestow her blessing, ensuring those vows come to pass. Of course, such things do not really come to pass. But there are many who place stock in this legend. I wondered what sort of vows youths tend to pledge... So here I am, hoping to gain deeper understanding. Only to bump into you! Are you meeting someone here, perchance?
  • Byleth: No, I'm not.
  • Flayn: That's unfortunate. I wonder if anyone else will be coming… Professor? If the legend were true, what type of vow might you pledge?
  • Byleth: It's hard to say…
  • Flayn: No ideas? Perhaps your imagination is lacking due to the lack of a partner. What say you to being my partner? How about sharing a vow with me? I'll give you until the count of three to come up with something heartfelt and honorable. One...two...three! Go ahead!
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: May we always be together.
    • Choice 2: May we both find joy.
  • Flayn: Oh! You made my heart flutter! I see. This is the type of vow one would make to another. You've taught me well, as a professor should. I'm most certainly wiser and more mature than I was, even just moments ago. Oh dear. What if the goddess really did hear your vow? Although...I suppose I would not mind if that turned out to be the case. I bid you good evening.

Event: Childhood Memories (Blue Lions) Edit

Courtyard | Evening

  • Sothis: Running away? I understand. You hardly had the time to breathe in there. It must be hard to be the favourite teacher at the ball! Poor, poor Professor!
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: I am not everyone's favorite...
      • Sothis: Was that a joke? I find it hard to tell with you. Just think of all the students begging you to dance!
    • Choice 2: It is difficult. (Relationship with Sothis up)
      • Sothis: So you do think you're the favorite! I might have known.

(Byleth looks up in surprise to see Dimitri)

  • Dimitri: Professor? What are you doing here?
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: Aren't you going to dance with Edelgard?
      • Dimitri: No, I should think not.
    • Choice 2: Aren't you going to dance with Claude?
      • Dimitri: Haha, good one, Professor. I could see saving a dance for Edelgard, but Claude is another story. In any case, I have no intention of dancing with anyone.
  • Dimitri: As a child, Edelgard taught me how to dance. It was...a bit awkward, honestly.
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: Edelgard?
    • Choice 2: As a child?
  • Dimitri: I've told you before we're siblings by marriage, haven't I? Her birth mother was my stepmother, although I didn't know that at the time. My stepmother treated me with such kindness...just as though I were her own flesh and blood. And yet she never so much as hinted that she had her own child...Edelgard. We were born and raised in different territories, without ever knowing the other even existed. Yet, against all odds, for just over a year, we became childhood friends.
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: Friends?
    • Choice 2: Not siblings?
  • Dimitri: Indeed. Unaware of each other's stations or backgrounds, we met and became incredibly close. This was when she and Lord Arundel were living in the Kingdom.
  • Byleth: Why were they in the Kingdom?
  • Dimitri: They were in exile... This was a time of great turmoil within the Empire. I ran into her when visiting Lord Arundel's residence with my father. She seemed...quite bored. With everything. At first I found her to be difficult and stubborn, but that facade quickly fell away, revealing her true self beneath... That's around the time when she taught me how to dance. Her instruction was... Oh, let's call it strict. To put it nicely.

(Image of young Edelgard teaching young Dimitri how to dance)

  • Young Edelgard: Wrong foot, Dimitri! You're supposed to lead with your right!
  • Young Dimitri: El, the sun's going down! I really oughta be heading home...

(Narration over the image)

  • Dimitri: That one year before she had to return to the Empire was...so much fun. The time of my life, in many ways.

(Return to the courtyard)

  • Dimitri: It's kind of pathetic to think about it all these years later, but can you guess what I gave her as a parting gift?
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: Flowers?
    • Choice 2: A book?
      • Dimitri: No, that makes too much sense. Actually, I gave her a dagger! You should have seen the look on her face!
    • Choice 3: A dagger? (Relationship with Dimitri goes up)
      • Dimitri: Huh. Good guess, Professor. But I swear, it came from the heart.
  • Dimitri: In Faerghus, we've long considered blades as tools of destiny. As a way to cut a path to a better future. She was being dragged all over, unable to live the life she wanted. I thought the dagger could help her cut out a path to the future she dreamed of. However...that was many years ago. I'm sure she's forgotten all about the boy I was back then.
  • Byleth It's not too late to reconnect.
  • Dimitri: I'm afraid it's far too late for that. Things are different now. She's different. I'm different. (Dimitri turns away) Anyway... I'm feeling a bit out of place here. Festivities like this don't suit me.

If Dimitri is your companion at the Goddess Tower: Edit

  • Dimitri: Professor... Will you join me for a bit? You must be getting a bit tired of the ball by now.

(Fade to a black screen. Byleth and Dimitri appear in the Goddess Tower and event proceeds.)

If you meet anyone else at the Goddess Tower: Edit

  • Dimitri: Still, I suppose I should get back in there. Good-bye, Professor.

(Dimitri leaves)

  • Sothis: But where is there to run? This place is filled with joyful students looking for a dance.

(Byleth considers a moment)

  • Sothis: Ah... I see. The Goddess Tower waits for you...

(Byleth nods and leaves. Sounds of footsteps on a black screen, until Byleth arrives in the Goddess Tower and looks up in surprise.)

Event: Rhea and Sothis Edit

Reception Hall | Evening

  • Sothis: It seems that everyone is having a delightful time. Will you not dance some more?
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: I'm tired.
    • Choice 1: I'd rather not.
  • Sothis: How dull of you! Had I a body of my own... Oh, I would sing and dance until I fell upon the ground! But you... Hmph. Do you as will.

(Rhea walks past Byleth)

  • Sothis: Ah, you're not the only one who feels that way. Look over there.
  • Rhea: ...
  • Sothis: Hmph. I'm bored beyond compare. Will you not follow her?
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: Why would I?
    • Choice 1:I have not reason to.
  • Sothis: Oh, come on! Hurry up! I know that you are curious to see what she is up to... I hear...someone singing. From other there...

(Black screen to return to a CG image of Rhea)

  • Rhea: (singing) ♪ In time's flow...see the glow of flames ever burning bright... On the swift river's drift, broken memories alight... ♪

(The CG image fades)

  • Sothis: That song... I feel I have heard it in the past... Actually... It is not that I have heard it. I... Did I once sing that song to someone? No. There's more. I wrote this song... Oh, but how could that be so? If that were true, then how could she be singing it? Unless... No, no. I am suddenly so exhausted... As are you, no doubt? Quickly then. To bed with you.

Event: An Urgent Report Edit

Entrance Hall | Daytime

  • Alois: Captain? Captain! Where are you? Hey, Professor. Have you seen your old man?

(Byleth shakes head)

  • Alois: Too bad. I guess it will have to be you, then...

(Footsteps approach)

  • Jeralt: I'm back. Sorry for the delay, my last mission took longer than expected.
  • Alois: Captain! Thank goodness you're here. There are reports of Demonic Beasts near the chapel!
  • Jeralt: Nonsense. I haven't heard anything about the monastery's walls being breached.
  • Alois: That's why I'm heading there now, to see what's really going on. You'll join as well, won't you?
  • Jeralt: Of course. We're both sworn to protect this place.
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: Where did they come from?
    • Choice 2: Demonic Beasts?
  • Alois: It's odd. Just before they appeared, someone saw a number of students heading toward the chapel. They were apparently acting strange, as though they weren't in their right minds. Shortly after, Demonic Beasts started to appear, one after the other.
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: Are the students safe?
    • Choice 2: Were the students killed?
  • Jeralt: Hm... The students... There's no way those Demonic Beasts got in from the outside... But none of that matters right now. We need to act. Go summon your students.

(Byleth nods)

  • Jeralt: Damn it... I wanted to talk to you about something important, but there's no time. There's never any damn time. But this is much more urgent, so it can hold for now. I'll meet you there.

Battle: Salvation at the Chapel Edit

Introduction Edit

  • Jeralt: There really are Demonic Beasts here... They're emerging from the chapel! I'll head that way. The rest of you, protect the students who weren't able to get away.
  • Student (South-west corner): Help me! These beasts... They're...
  • Student (North-west corner): Argh! Somebody help me!
  • Student (North-east corner): You stupid beasts! Don't you dare come over here!

Ally Phase One Edit

  • Jeralt: That beast... There's a stone or something on its forehead...
  • Monica: ...

Talking to Jeralt with Byleth Edit

  • Jeralt: Do you really think you can keep going? Don't push yourself too hard. Thinking about what happened in Remire village, it's clear you've gotten the hang of being a leader. Maybe you should have taken command of me too!

Demonic Beasts Edit

First defeat Edit

  • Student: ...
  • Jeralt: The Demonic Beasts were actually students? How can this be...

Students Edit

After saving south-west student Edit

  • Student: Thank you! But my friends who couldn't get away... Are they OK?

After saving north-west student Edit

  • Student: I was so scared... I'll find a way to repay you, I promise!

After saving north-east student Edit

  • Student: Sorry. That was a close one...
  • Student: Phew... You saved me. Thank you!

Ending Edit

  • Jeralt: There isn't a trace of evidence to be found in the chapel. This must have been something to do with Remire. Perhaps...
  • Monica: Wait!
  • Jeralt: Huh? Another student?

(Movie: At Death's Door plays)

Movie: At Death's Door Edit

(Byleth watches Jeralt as he speaks to Monica.)

  • Jeralt: Run along now.
  • Monica: Thanks for all your help, sir.

(Monica skips around behind Jeralt before pulling a dagger and plunging it into his back. Byleth is shocked.)

  • Monica: You're just a pathetic old man. How dare you get in the way of my brilliant plan...you dog.

(Jeralt grunts and falls. Byleth turns back the hands of time and the scene repeats.)

  • Jeralt: Run along now.
  • Monica: Thanks for all your help, sir.

(Monica skips around behind Jeralt before pulling a dagger. Byleth draws the Sword of the Creator to stop her, but a mysterious figure, named Thales, blocks the sword. Byleth sees that once again Monica has stabbed Jeralt. Monica turns around and sees Thales.)

  • Monica: Huh? What are you doing here?
  • Thales: You must survive. Merely because there is a role that I require you to fulfill.

(Monica and Thales disappear in a flash of red light. Byleth runs to Jeralt and pulls him into their lap.)

  • Jeralt: Sorry. It looks like...I'm going to have to leave you now.

(Byleth cries. Tears fall on Jeralt's face.)

  • Jeralt: To think that the first time I saw you cry...your tears would be for me. It's sad, and yet...I'm happy for it. Thank you...kid.

(Jeralt dies. Rain begins to fall as Byleth continues to cry and cradles Jeralt's body.)

Event: Father's Diary Edit

Captain's Quarters | Daytime

  • Sothis: So this is where your father lived... Hm? Are you still crying? If turning back the hands of time was not enough to save his life, you must accept what came to pass was fate.
  • Byleth
    • Choice 1: It wasn't fate.
      • Sothis':' Control yourself. Though Jeralt's death was at the hands of wicked ones, a fate is still a fate.
    • Choice 2: Our enemies will pay. (Relationship with Sothis up)
      • Sothis':' Agreed. We cannot let the wicked ones run free.
  • Sothis: Oh! Your father said to look for something here. He must be referring to whatever is behind that bookcase there...

(Image of an open book)

  • Sothis: Your father's diary... Huh, his handwriting is prettier than his face would suggest. Well, well! These entries here are from before your birth. He seems to have been writing this for quite some time. Hm? Ah... Read that part there. Horsebow Moon, Year 1159...

(Scene blacks out with the image of Jeralt's diary retained)

  • Jeralt's voice: Day 20 of the Horsebow Moon. All is cloudy. I can't believe she's dead. Lady Rhea said she died during childbirth. But is that the truth? And still, the child she traded her life for doesn't make a sound. Didn't even cry at birth.
  • Day 25 of the Horsebow Moon. It's raining. The baby doesn't laugh or cry. Not ever. Lady Rhea says not to worry, but a baby that doesn't cry...isn't natural. Had a doctor examine the child in secret. He said the pulse is normal, but there's no heartbeat. No heartbeat!
  • Day 2 of the Wyvern Moon. Sunny. I feel I must take the child and leave. But the church is always watching us... I don't know what Lady Rhea has planned. I used to think the world of Lady Rhea. Now I'm terrified of her.
  • Day 8 of the Wyvern Moon. More rain. I used the fire that broke out last night to fake the child's death. Lady Rhea is in a state over the news. But I can't change what I've done. I've got to take the child and leave...

(Return to Captain's Quarters)

  • Sothis: Well now! That baby must be you! That means... Hm? Someone is approaching us.

Blue Lions Edit

(Dimitri arrives)

  • Dimitri: There you are. Lady Rhea is looking for you, Professor. And after your audience, why don't you join me at the dining hall? You haven't eaten since...since it happened. Have you?
  • Byleth: ...
  • Dimitri: Forgive me... I suppose it's too soon to try and coax you back into the normal swing of things. As for what happened to Jeralt... I'm so sorry. I'm sorry I couldn't do anything to stop it. Stay here until you've found some peace. I'll cover for you with Lady Rhea and everyone else.
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: Thank you.
    • Choice 2: If only.
  • Dimitri: No need to put on a brave face. No one would blame you for taking time for yourself. I don't believe it's a sign of strength to just keep going forward no matter what. Taking the time to grieve for those we've lost...there's strength in that too. That's what I think, anyway. That said... It's also important to remember that no matter how sad you are, eventually your tears will dry up. That's when you have to figure out what it is you're living for. Then you can cling to that, with all your might, and start moving forward again.
  • Byleth: What I'm living for?
  • Dimitri: Four years ago, in Duscur, I experienced the same pain you're feeling now. My father...was the strongest man I knew. Someone I loved and admired deeply. That say, he was killed before my eyes. His head severed clean off. My stepmother, the kindest person I had ever known, left me behind and disappeared into the infernal flames. Everyone who I considered precious...my family and my closest friends...I couldn't save any of them. Not a single one. Now, the burden of the work they left behind falls on me. I must ensure they have no regrets. That's my duty, as the sole survivor of the tragedy. It's a heavy burden, but accepting it gave me the strength to pick myself up off the ground and start moving again. Start living again. Jeralt is gone... So, what will you do now, Professor? What must you do? Look deep in your heart and I'm certain you'll find the answer there...indelible and inescapable. I've probably bothered you enough for today, but I have just one more thought to leave you with. Even now, Seteth is gathering the knights to begin a full scale search for the enemy. It may not be right away, but before long they will find their trail. No matter what happens or what anyone may say, know that I plan to stand by you, Professor. Through anything. Until the bitter end.

(Dimitri leaves)

  • Sothis: Well? Did you search deep within yourself as he suggested? And did you find yourself some answers? This book is filled with secrets yet unknown. We must return another time to read the rest. Oh, but I have at least figured one thing out. I know now why our fates are intertwined...

Other routes Edit

(Alois arrives)

  • Alois: Ah... Here you are. To think that Captain... that Jeralt would meet his end like that. I hope you know that you were the most important thing in the world to him.
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: I was? (Relationship with Alois goes up)
    • Choice 2: What do you want?
  • Alois: He wasn't the most emotional guy. I'm sure expressing his affection wouldn't have come naturally to him. After what's happened, it's up to me now. I, Alois, swear to protect you in the captain's stead. (sighs) Sorry. This isn't the time for my blathering. Lady Rhea is looking for you. I came to tell you that. I'll take my leave now.

(Alois leaves)

  • Sothis: This book is filled with secrets yet unknown. We must return another time to read the rest. Oh, but I have at least figured one thing out. I know now why our fates are intertwined...

Event: Report: Ethereal Moon Edit

  • Rhea: Professor. I have been waiting for you. I am filled with grief at the loss of our most celebrated knight. Jeralt was an ally of many years...and also a dear friend.
  • (If Byleth does not have a C support or higher with Rhea)
    • Byleth
      • Choice 1: Many years?
      • Choice 2: When did you meet?
    • Rhea: It was a long while back. At the time, Jeralt was a soldier of the Kingdom. He was injured in battle, and I saved him just as he was about to perish. That was our first meeting. After that, he became a Knight of Seiros. He gave his all to the service of the church.
    • Byleth: Why did he leave the knights?
  • (If Byleth has a C support or higher with Rhea)
    • Byleth: But it had been so long since you last saw him...
  • Rhea: He...fell in love with one of the nuns here at Garreg Mach. Their love produced a child...whom she died giving birth to. It was her decision. She weighed her own life against that of her child's and, in the end, implored me to save the child. Your father...never truly accepted that decision. He took the child–took you–and disappeared without warning.
  • Byleth
    • Choice 1: "Who was my mother?"
    • Choice 2: "Did I inherit my Crest from my mother?"
  • Rhea: Your mother...she was my...

(Alois joins them)

  • Alois: Sorry for the interruption, Lady Rhea. There's something you must hear immediately. A report from the knights patrolling the area...
  • Rhea: Very well. Professor, you are dismissed for the day. Please rest and focus only on mending your heart. Understood?

(Byleth nods as the scene fades out)

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