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Narration Edit

Verdant Rain Moon Edit

The ceaseless rains that satiate the verdant landscape of Fódlan are accompanied the fierce winds and mighty roars of thunder. This abundance of rain, sparkling as it falls against beams of emerging sunlight, is a constant reminder of to the people of Fódlan that nature is ever wild and unpredictable. For when the rain finally does pause, the clouds part to give way to a glorious rainbow.

Event: The Stolen Relic Edit

Audience Chamber | Daytime Edit

  • Rhea: I have a new mission for you, Professor. I would like for you to take your students into Kingdom territory to eliminate some thieves.
  • Seteth: They stole a Hero's Relic from House Gautier of the Holy Kingdom of Faerghus–the Lance of Ruin. Their leader's name is Miklan. He is apparently a disowned son of House Gautier.
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: Why was he disowned?
      • Seteth: I believe it had something to do with his lack of a Crest. Such happenings are fairly common within the Kingdom.
      • Rhea: The Crestless cannot unless the goddess's power, even if they possess a Relic. Nonetheless, they are still capable of simply wielding those weapons.
    • Choice 2: Why must the church eliminate him?
      • Seteth: This skirmish involves a holy Relic, and is therefore more than a single noble is capable of resolving.
  • Seteth: The Heroes' Relics are immensely powerful weapons. We must meet this threat with adequate force. Unfortunately, most of the Knights of Seiros are away from the monastery purging the apostates of the Western Church. So we are entrusting you with this mission. After all, you wield the Sword of the Creator, which is more than capable of opposing any Relic.
  • Rhea: The Sword of the Creator is a powerful weapon, well beyond the other Relics. You have nothing to fear. However, to ensure that no harm comes to the students, we will also send the monastery's most skilled individuals to aid you.
  • Seteth: I must remind you that you are expected to conduct yourself in a manner befitting the wielder of that holy sword. Also, you should know that Professor Hanneman has been looking for you. That is all.

Black Eagles route Edit

Entrance Hall

  • Edelgard: Professor, I heard about our mission for this month. A thief with a Hero's Relic is worrisome, but with you at our side, I'm certain we can handle him. After all, you have the Sword of the Creator. It was allegedly wielded by Nemesis, the King of Liberation. If the legends are true, you hold the power to stand against entire armies. A band of thieves should be nothing. Even the most elite Imperial forces or the Knights of Seiros could not hope to defeat you.
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: Why does it matter?
    • Choice 2: It would never come to that.
  • Edelgard: I'm just marveling at the potential. Besides, your power does not lie solely in the Sword of the Creator. You are stronger and more terrifying than you realize. Professor... When we leave the monastery, will you still think of yourself as my teacher?
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: What do you mean?
    • Choice 2: If we left the monastery?
  • Edelgard: Never mind. I'm being thoughtless with my words. For now, let's just focus on the problem at hand.

Blue Lions route Edit

Entrance Hall

  • Dimitri: I heard about our mission for this month. So... We are to eradicate thieves in Kingdom territory. I'm sorry for dragging into the Kingdom's petty squabbles. This should not be your burden to bear, but my own...
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: I'm happy to help. (Relationship with Dimitri up)
    • Choice 2: It's just a job.
  • Dimitri: Thank you, Professor. Hearing you say that puts my mind at ease.
  • Dimitri: Hm?

(Rodrigue approaches)

  • Rodrigue: Your Highness? Ah, it's been ages!
  • Dimitri: It's been a long time! Two years, if I'm not mistaken.
  • Rodrigue: Indeed, Your Highness. You've grown so much in those years. I hardly recognize you.
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: Who's this?
    • Choice 2: A friend of yours?
  • Dimitri: This is Rodrigue, an old friend of my father's. I believe I've mentioned him, if you recall. When my father died four years ago, he looked after me as though I were his own son.
  • Rodrigue: (laughs) You flatter me, Your Highness. It was my honor to care for such a fine, young man. It's nice to finally meet you, Professor. My son, Felix, has mentioned you on occasion.
  • Dimitri: What brings you to the monastery, Rodrigue? Is it the thieves plaguing the Kingdom?
  • Rodrigue: I'm afraid so. This is not merely a problem for House Gautier, but for everyone. The thieves have set up their headquarters in Fraldarius territory, and are mercilessly pillaging the villages of that area. You have our full support in stopping those dastards. I thank you for your help, both of you.

(Byleth nods)

Golden Deer route Edit

Entrance Hall

  • Claude: Hey, Teach. I gotta say, I never would've guessed you were a descendant of the King of Liberation. You didn't forget, did you? That story I told you about a Relic that could cut a mountain in half? That Relic was the Sword of the Creator! The very same used by Nemesis, the King of Liberation.
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: What are you talking about?
    • Choice 2: I'm not his descendant.
  • Claude: Don't be coy, Teach. The Sword of the Creator could only be wielded by Nemesis. If you can use it too, that can only mean you have that bloodline's Crest.
  • Byleth: I don't understand.
  • Claude: Fine, keep your secrets. But just so you know, "I don't understand" isn't gonna cut it here at the monastery. Speaking of, Professor Hanneman has been looking for you. He probably wants to examine your Crest with those crazy instruments of his. Actually...sounds amusing. Maybe I'll tag along.

(Judith joins them)

  • Judith: If it isn't my little Claude! What has you so worked up?
  • Claude: Judith?! What are you doing here?
  • Judith: That's Lady Judith to you, boy. I told you, until you're in charge, I expect you to address me with all due respect. Anyway, I'm here to retrieve you. Duke Riegan's condition has taken a turn for the worse.
  • Claude: Are you saying the old man's on his death bed?
  • Judith: No, it's not that bad. But in the state he's in, he won't be able to participate in the next roundtable conference. He wants you to go in his stead. I volunteered to play the messenger.
  • Claude: Well, thanks for that. Oh, and Teach, this is Judith. Also known as the Hero of House Daphnel.
  • Judith: So you're little Claude's teacher, are you? How much trouble has he been giving you?
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: Plenty.
    • Choice 2: Not too much.
  • Claude: If her nickname didn't give it away, you should know that Judith...er, Lady Judith is the leader of the famous House Daphnel of the Leicester Alliance. She used to be a big deal at the roundtable conferences, but it seems of late she's been reduced to a mere–
  • Judith: You had better shut that mouth before I put my boot in it, you tactless nuisance! Now come on. Let's get going. Sorry, Professor, but I need to borrow the boy for a bit.
  • Claude: I suppose we'll have to finish our chat later. Sorry, Teach. But don't you worry. I'll be back in time for our next mission. All right, Judith. Let's get going.

(Claude leaves)

  • Judith: It's Lady... Ah, I suppose you are the active leader for the time being. Fair enough, boy. Fair enough.

(Judith leaves)

Crest Scholar's Officer Edit

  • Hanneman: Good of you to come, Professor. I've heard much about you lately. Specifically, that you were able to awaken the Sword of the Creator's power. Thusly, it seems the true nature of your Crest has been uncovered. I had, of course, seen your Crest before. However, at first, I failed to recognize its true nature. Eventually, it dawned on me that what is visible is perhaps merely a small part of a greater whole. In other words, your Crest is too significant to be detected when using normal instruments. After this discovery, I began researching Crests that might fit that description, which allowed for a temporary hypothesis. However, I could not be certain. The Crest my conclusions led me to was far too unusual. A Crest thought to have disappeared in this world in the millennium since the fall of Nemesis, the King of Liberation. The Crest of Flames. That is what you possess.
  • Byleth: The Crest of Flames...
  • Hanneman: Your ability to wield the Sword of the Creator has unequivocally proved my hypothesis. A legendary power, dormant since time immemorial, and now resurrected... There can be no doubt that this ancient power resides within you.

Explore Edit

Sothis Edit

  • Sothis: A stone? A stone... I do not understand. Yet as I think of it, the pounding in my chest grows faster still. But is that me...or is it you? Hmm...

Edelgard Edit

Black Eagles route Edit

Other routes Edit

It's unheard of.

  • Edelgard: For a Hero's Relic to be stolen... It's unheard of.
  • Hubert: And just last month, the Sword of the Creator was almost stolen too.
  • Edelgard: Also quite unheard of. What imprudence.

Dimitri Edit

Blue Lions route Edit

This month's mission...

  • Dimitri: Say, I hear that a Knight of Seiros named Gilbert will be joining us for our mission this moon. He is skilled, which is surely a boon for us. Still... That was not very thoughtful of Lady Rhea.
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: Do you know him?
    • Choice 2: Do you have history with him?
  • Dimitri:
    • Choice 1 response: Ahh, well... No, I do not. Not really. All I will say is that we have trained together a few times in the past.
    • Choice 2 response: No... It's nothing. In any case, you should at least introduce yourself to him before we depart.
  • Dimitri: House Gautier is Sylvain's home. It would be nice if you could check on him as well.

Other routes Edit

I am sorry...

  • Dimitri: I am sorry that the Kingdom's unrest did not stop with Lord Lonato... Professor... The Heroes' Relics are incredibly powerful. Please be on your guard.

Claude Edit

Golden Deer route Edit

I'm worn out.

  • Claude: Oof. This wasn't the first time I've taken part in an Alliance roundtable conference, but it was still exhausting. There's not enough cooperation in that group, especially from Lorenz's father. But at least my grandfather was surprisingly alert. Judging by that, I'd say he's got at least five more years in him.

Other routes Edit

What does that mean?

  • Claude: Hey, Teach. I hear you were able to use the Sword of the Creator. That means... What does that mean? Could it mean that you're a descendant of Nemesis, the King of Liberation?!

Hubert Edit

They must be desperate.

  • Edelgard: For a Hero's Relic to be stolen... It's unheard of.
  • Hubert: And just last month, the Sword of the Creator was almost stolen too.
  • Edelgard: Also quite unheard of. What imprudence.

Ferdinand Edit

What could it mean?

  • Ferdinand: The coffin of Seiros in the Holy Mausoleum should have held her remains. Instead, they say, it held the Sword of the Creator. What could it mean?

Linhardt Edit

Black Eagles route Edit

Did no one consider the potential damage?

  • Linhardt: Swinging a sword about in the Holy Mausoleum? The potential for damage is too great to imagine. I sincerely hope the saints' coffins were not damaged.
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: They didn't. (Relationship with Linhardt up)
    • Choice 2: One might've been scratched.
  • Linhardt:
    • Choice 1 response: Were you using magic? I've heard you weren't, but– Ugh! It's torture not being able to go inside the Holy Mausoleum for an entire year.

Other routes Edit

They chased me out.

  • Linhardt: You and your class were at that fight in the Holy Mausoleum, right? I sincerely hope the holy artifacts are unscathed. I admit I wish I could've been there to see it all, even if it does make me queasy. But I was there too early. I'd gone first thing in the morning. At noon, one of the monks chased me out saying I'd been there too long. Who were they to decide when I've been somewhere too long?

Caspar Edit

Graaargh!

  • Caspar: I'm gonna keep training until I can beat you!

Bernadetta Edit

  • Bernadetta: (surprised) I'm not secretly eating cake!
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: I can sense it.
    • Choice 2: I'll take your word for it. (Relationship with Bernadetta up)
  • Bernadetta:
    • Choice 1 response: Hmm... OK, what's Bernie doing right now? Oh, fine. You got me. But keep it a secret, all right?
    • Choice 2 response: You're getting pretty good at talking through the door, Professor!

Dorothea Edit

So very mysterious...

  • Dorothea: So, you have a Crest too, eh, Professor? Does that mean you're descended from nobility? You've certainly got the look for it... I sure do wish there were more nobles like you, Professor. A teacher, a mercenary, and so very mysterious... How could a girl ever get enough?

Petra Edit

I have never been traveling to that place...

  • Petra: I have never had goings to the Kingdom's north. I hear the people of north are cold and have much loneliness. Professor, I hear you have had work...have worked as a mercenary in the Kingdom. Did you find joy in this? You cannot remember? Is that having possibility? I have amazement...

Dedue Edit

Blue Lions route Edit

So, Lord Rodrigue has come...

  • Dedue: I know Lord Rodrigue. He paid repeated visits to His Highness after the previous king was killed.

Other routes Edit

Complicated...

  • Dedue: The Western Church. The Central Church. They believe in the same goddess, but oppose one another. Fódlan is a complicated place.

Felix Edit

If Felix is in your house Edit

Why's he in the monastery?

  • Felix: Have you seen a man who looks like me? He's middle-aged and relatively tall.
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: I have. (Relationship with Felix up)
    • Choice 2: I have not.
  • Felix: If you get the chance, tell him I've gone out. OK?

If Felix is not in your house Edit

Think of it...

  • Felix: Think of it! The Sword of the Creator, belonging to the ancient King Nemesis. You have to master it as soon as you can. I can't wait to face off against such a legendary weapon!

Ashe Edit

What right do they have...

  • Ashe: So the whole plan to attack the monastery was some plot devised by the Western Church? That means they used Lonato. What right do they have to drag a good man like that into their schemes?! There's going to be a big investigation into the Western Church soon. I wish I could be a part of it. I want to hear for myself why Lonato had to die.

Sylvain Edit

Blue Lions route Edit

I'm so sorry...

  • Sylvain: I'm so sorry my older brother is causing you all this hassle, Professor. Don't misunderstand, I always thought he was a piece of garbage, but I never thought he'd steal the Relic. I can't wait to see his face when he realizes I'm in the group that was sent to take him down.

Mercedes Edit

Isn't it strange?

  • Mercedes: Professor! You looked like a natural wielding the Sword of the Creator! It's strange though, isn't it? The last owner of the sword was Nemesis, but I thought he didn't have any descendants...

Annette Edit

Where is he?

  • Annette: Hey, Professor? Did you happen to see that man I was looking for earlier? I just spotted him by the dining hall, but then he ran away!
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: Who is he to you?
    • Choice 2: I might have seen him. (Only available if Gilbert is spoken to before Annette. Relationship with Annette up)
  • Annette:
    • Choice 1 response: He... To be honest, he's my father. He's using a different name now, but there's no mistaking it. It's him. I know it is!
    • Choice 2 response: Oh? You saw him by the entrance to the monastery? Thank you, Professor!
  • Annette: Father... I've found you at last!

Ingrid Edit

If Ingrid is in your house Edit

What's Felix doing?

  • Ingrid: Wow, Lord Rodrigue in the flesh... What is Felix doing? This is such a rare opportunity for him to see his family...

If Ingrid is not in your house Edit

Sylvain...

  • Ingrid: Professor, please leave Sylvain alone for the time being. The thing is, the bandits' leader who stole the Relic...is Sylvain's disinherited older brother.

Lorenz Edit

What a disgrace to the nobility.

  • Lorenz: I have heard that someone from House Gautier, one of the Kingdom of Faerghus's noble families, is causing some sort of commotion. What a complete disgrace to the nobility.

Raphael Edit

Muscles over Crests!

  • Raphael: Hey, Professor. Don't you think everyone's making too big a fuss over these Crests or Heroes' Relics or whatever they're called? How important can that stuff really be?
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: It's very important.
    • Choice 2: I'm not sure. (Relationship with Raphael up)
  • Raphael: Personally, I don't even care that I don't have a Crest. I'll take muscles over Crests any day. Heck, I'll take muscles over a hot meal! Actually...

Ignatz Edit

What's up with him?

  • Ignatz: Don't you think Professor Hanneman's been acting a bit...strange? Maybe he's made some kind of big discovery.

Lysithea Edit

Golden Deer Route Edit

Is it true?

  • Lysithea: Is it true that Lady Rhea entrusted the Sword of the Creator to you? I can hardly even fathom you being capable of wielding something of such power. Just who are you, anyway?

Other routes Edit

They're fools.

  • Lysithea: Aristcrats are fools–allowing their lives to be dictated by their Crests. Though...I suppose I am much the same in that regard...

Marianne Edit

All because of Crests...

  • Marianne: Some people are unhappy because they don't have the Crest they want... And some are unhappy because they have a Crest they never asked for.

Hilda Edit

It's been one thing after another.

  • Hilda: I thought school life would be peaceful and quiet, with a sprinkle of drama to keep things interesting. But since you arrived, it's been one thing after another. Is that just a coincidence, I wonder?
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: I believe so. (Relationship with Hilda up)
    • Choice 2: Maybe. Maybe not.
  • Hilda:
    • Choice 1 response: Oh, I was just kidding! Anyway, as I said before, I do like having a little drama in my life.
    • Choice 2 response: What do you mean? I don't like the way you said that. Stop trying to spook me!

Leonie Edit

Captain Jeralt seems worried.

  • Leonie: Captain Jeralt was all furrowed brow earlier. Do you know what's got him so concerned? If there's a problem, I want to help any way I can.
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: I don't know. (Relationship with Leonie up)
    • Choice 2: Why don't you ask him yourself?
  • Leonie:
    • Choice 1 response: OK. I doubt there's anything I can do for him, but I figured I'd ask anyway.
    • Choice 2 response: I did, but he just dodged the question. Still, it's worrying to see him like that.

Rhea Edit

I believe in you.

  • Rhea: You must be rather bewildered by the power that was hidden within. However, know that I believe in you. I have no doubt that you will use that power justly. You will most certainly fulfill the grand destiny that the goddess has seen fit to grant you.

Seteth Edit

Before Quest Edit

Jeralt was looking for you.

  • Seteth: Ah, Professor. Jeralt was looking for you.
  • Byleth: Where is he?
  • Seteth: It seems he has gone off somewhere. If he is not in his room, then surely someone has seen him. Ask around.

After Quest Edit

Accustomed to it yet?

  • Seteth: How are you managing the Sword of the Creator? No problems? I hope you have not left it lying somewhere unattended or anything foolish like that.
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: No problems. (Relationship with Seteth up)
    • Choice 2: I'm not quite used to it yet.
  • Seteth: You will need the sword's power on your next mission. I trust you will handle it without much issue.

Flayn Edit

The fish...

  • Flayn: Why is that fish so...still? Wait–is it swimming sideways?! Perhaps... Perhaps it is resigned to its woeful fate of being plucked from the water and eaten... Ah, Professor. You are so outgoing with all of the students. I would like to have more opportunities to connect with you, though I am certain my brother would disapprove.

Catherine Edit

You acquitted yourself honorably.

  • Catherine: You acquitted yourself honorably last month. To think they'd go into the Holy Mausoleum and assault the Goddess Tower... I cannot imagine the Western Church is acting on its own. Someone must have been helping them. As for the masked knight who escaped, his days are numbered. I hope we find him soon, so I can kill him myself.

Gilbert Edit

I assure you, the pleasure is mine.

  • Gilbert: Hail, Professor. If I may introduce myself, I am Gilbert. My life has been spent as a dedicated knight. I am to accompany you on your assignment. I may have slowed a step in recent years, but I pledge to you the full extent of my abilities.
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: Aren't you too formal?
    • Choice 2: It's a pleasure to meet you. (Relationship with Gilbert up)
  • Gilbert:
    • Choice 1 response: I beg your pardon, but such is my nature.
    • Choice 2 response: No, Professor. The pleasure is all mine, I assure you.

Jeritza Edit

Mercedes...

  • Jeritza: Mercedes... Her face looks...familiar...

Jeralt Edit

(See Quest: Looking for Jeralt below for details of dialogue)

Hanneman Edit

Oh my...

  • Hanneman: Oh my...the Crest of Flames? Could it really... Yes, the actual Crest of Flames! No, that is quite enough. I should compose myself. I must remain objective in my research. Objective. Professional.
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: Excitement is understandable.
    • Choice 2: I respect your self control. (Relationship with Hanneman up)
  • Hanneman: The scandal with the Western Church troubles me. We cannot afford to let ourselves be swept along, and yet...

Manuela Edit

Seems like everything's calmed down.

  • Manuela: It's awful, just awful what happened with the Rite of Rebirth. The infirmary... Well, it was a mess. Things are finally calm again, and so I've come here to unwind. Let me tell you, I put all of my knowledge to use keeping those kids alive. Still, the truth of it is that when someone faces death for the first time...well, they figure out who they are. They learn if they can do it again. We can't lose them, Professor. Not to battle, or to cowardice. If you can keep them going, then I will too.
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: I will protect them. (Relationship with Manuela up)
    • Choice 2: I will try my best.

Tomas Edit

It must have been instigated.

  • Tomas: The head of the Western Church holds the title of bishop. That's not as distinguished as an archbishop such as Lady Rhea, but it still comes with a fair amount of authority. If someone in that position plotted an assassin, I cannot help but think it must have been instigated by some outside force. There are bishops in the Eastern Church as well, but to speak frankly, they do not have much impact. They are under the influence of both the archbishop and the Leicester Alliance, so their ability to voice grievances is quite limited.

Cyril Edit

I heard all about it.

  • Cyril: I hear about the things you did. I'm so glad Lady Rhea's safe. I figure you're a great person after all, Professor.

Constance Edit

I find the idea unsettling.

  • Constance: The next mission is to rout bandits in the Kingdom, is it not? I find the idea unsettling. Though the bandits have captured a large prize, they are insignificant in and of themselves. The matter would be more appropriately dealt with by Margrave Gauthier or the Faerghus royal family. I grant that I am most likely jumping at shadows... But I fear that if Faerghus is weakened, the tipped scales will lead to widespread unrest.

Rodrigue Edit

Blue Lions route Edit

Felix...

  • Rodrigue: Professor. Have you seen my son, perchance? I have need of him.
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: He went out.
    • Choice 2: I believe he's in his quarters.
  • Rodrigue:
    • Choice 1 response: Is that so? That is too bad.
    • Choice 2 response: Is that so? Thank you, Professor.
  • Rodrigue: I must ask him not to distract you, Professor, nor His Highness from the matter at hand.

Other routes Edit

I'm pleased to meet you.

  • Rodrigue: I am Rodrigue Achille Fraldarius. I bear the great honor of serving as a lord in the Kingdom of Faerghus. I have come in Margrave Gautier's stead to retrieve their stolen Relic. However... As I hear it, a group of students is to attend to this matter. I sincerely hope no harm comes to any of them.

Gatekeeper Edit

I'm an awful guard...

  • Gatekeeper: Greetings, Professor! Nothing to report! Oh! Come to think of it, last month there was something to report, wasn't there? Thanks to you, I hear that everything was resolved. I never realized that bandits had entered... I'm not a great guard after all, am I? I hope you will forgive me one day.

Knight of Seiros at the Knights' Hall Edit

Was that really him?

  • Knight of Seiros: That man I walked past earlier... That wasn't Lord Rodrigue, was it? House Fraldarius is a powerful noble family, linked to the founding of Faerghus. Lord Rodrigue, its current leader, is a magnificent warrior. He's known as the Shield of Faerghus. A dozen or so years ago, during the northern campaign in Sreng, he performed splendidly as the king's right hand. Come to think of it, wasn't there someone from House Fraldarius amongst this year's students?

Student in Golden Deer Classroom Edit

The Leicester Alliance...

  • Student: The Leicester Alliance is governed through roundtable conferences between the five most prominent allied dukes–the Five Great Lords. First and foremost is Duke Riegan, the Alliance's leader. Joining him are the heads of House Goneril, House Gloucester, and House Ordelia. Lastly, there is the newest addition, Margrave Edmund. These five each have voting power in the conferences. Before House Edmund, it was House Daphnel that was counted amongst the five. However... It is said that the head of that family relinquished their vote to House Edmund, which had only recently risen to significance.

Student in the Cathedral Edit

He reminds me of someone...

  • Student: I've had a chance to spar with Gilbert of the Knights of Seiros before. I couldn't get a single strike in! If that man is accompanying you on your assignment, you can rest assured that no harm will come to you. To be honest, he kind of reminds me of someone... But no, it must be my imagination. Right?

Knight of Seiros in the Cathedral Edit

Not so easy for us, you know.

  • Knight of Seiros: You guys have it bad in your own way, but believe me when I say we've got it bad too. With all that happened last month, a great many knights were dispatched to the Western Church. And now we must set out for the Eastern Church, located in the far east of the Leicester Alliance. If I must die in Alliance territory, I wish it wasn't in the mountains in the middle of nowhere. I'd much rather go on a sightseeing trip to Derdriu. Oh, you don't know? Derdriu is House Riegan's territory. It's called the Aquatic capital.

Monk in the Library Edit

It's all so awful!

  • Monk: The assassination attempt on Lady Rhea, the theft of a Hero's Relic... I am up to my ears in foul news of recent! Speaking of, there's a terrifying rumor swirling around Garreg Mach these days. Apparently a spirit of death wielding a huge scythe has been kidnapping young maidens. Will the madness never end?!

In the Abyss Edit

Yuri Edit

I don't want anyone thinking I'm like that.

  • Yuri: Miklan? I know that guy. In northern Faerghus, he's pretty well-known...and not in a good way. The guy does what he pleases, attacking towns in Margrave Gautier's territory relentlessly. Stealing food and even abducting women. I may be the leader of a bunch of thugs, too, but I'm nothing like that slime bag.
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: You worry people might compare you?
    • Choice 2: Sounds like you really hate him.
  • Yuri:
    • Choice 1 response: Eh, a bit. I've got folks who follow my lead. But the similarities end there. (Relationship with Yuri up)
    • Choice 2 response: Hm, hate's a strong word. It's more that I think I could lead his bandits in a better way.
  • Yuri: A Hero's Relic can turn a slime bag like Miklan into a knight. I know you've got one of those shinies yourself, but don't go doing anything reckless.

Balthus Edit

Seems like a tough gig.

  • Balthus: You're a busy one, aren't ya? Always on the road. Being a professor seems like a tough gig. Back when I was first enrolled here, we rarely traveled. The Battle of the Eagle and Lion was about it. This really stirs up the old memories. When I took part, my house lost. May have been my fault. It's hard to believe, but I was pretty rash back then. Hey... Think I can join in again this year? Bet you could pull some strings and make it happen, yeah?

Hapi Edit

Nice sword.

  • Hapi: Nice sword, Chatterbox. I like how it lights up. That's a neat trick. But, now that you have it, the church is gonna want to use your power for their own ends. Are you gonna let that happen?
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: I'm not sure.
    • Choice 2: No.
  • Hapi:
    • Choice 1 response: Oh, come on. You can't be so passive.
    • Choice 2 response: Good. Glad to hear it. (Relationship with Hapi up)
  • Hapi: You gotta think for yourself. You're too good to become one of their stooges.

Abysskeeper Edit

Why is he still here...

  • Abysskeeper: Hey, you. Listen up. I've got something to report. Actually, if I recall correctly─which is my job and passion─there were reportable happenings up top as well. That's why I'm still stuck with Mr. Backup.
  • Knight of Seiros: I'm still here by request of Lord Seteth. You can never be too vigilant.
  • Abysskeeper: Truth be told, I'm used to the guy by now. Not Yuri, though. He shoots him a pointed glare every time he walks by. Heh. How Yuri is that?

Knight of Seiros Edit

Lord Seteth requested my presence.

  • Abysskeeper: Hey, you. Listen up. I've got something to report. Actually, if I recall correctly─which is my job and passion─there were reportable happenings up top as well. That's why I'm still stuck with Mr. Backup.
  • Knight of Seiros: I'm still here by request of Lord Seteth. You can never be too vigilant.
  • Abysskeeper: Truth be told, I'm used to the guy by now. Not Yuri, though. He shoots him a pointed glare every time he walks by. Heh. How Yuri is that?

Resident Edit

Aelfric set this whole place up for us.

  • Resident: Aelfric used to use his position in the church to look out for Abyss. He basically set this whole place up for us. Then some scandal or other forced him out. Got to wonder what got the church so riled up...

Rogue Edit

If you ask me...

  • Rogue: The best fighter in the Abyss? Balthus, probably. Yuri's definitely the most cunning. Constance is the strongest with magic. The most dangerous of them all though? Hapi. You've heard the rumors, haven't you?

Quests Edit

A Visit to Jeralt (Seteth) Edit

Receiving the Quest Edit

  • Seteth: Jeralt is looking for you. I last saw him near his quarters, but if he is not there, simply ask around.

Speaking to Leonie Edit

Are you looking for Captain Jeralt?

  • Leonie: Oh, Professor! Are you looking for Captain Jeralt? I just saw him in the knights' hall a little while ago. He was talking with a female knight, but I didn't get a good look at who she was.

Speaking to Catherine Edit

Something about a grave...

  • Catherine: Oh, Jeralt? He said something about visiting a grave. There's a graveyard attached to the monastery, so you'll probably find him there. I can't remember where the graveyard is, but I bet Seteth knows.

Speaking to Seteth Edit

The graveyard?

  • Seteth: You're back. Ah, the graveyard? Of course I know it. It can be a little hard to find. Would you like me to show you where it is?
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: Please.
    • Choice 2: Another time.
  • Seteth:
    • Choice 1 response: Very well.
    • Choice 2 response: You need only ask. I will be here.
      • You have discerned Jeralt's whereabouts. You can now view this location on the map.

Speaking to Jeralt Edit

Ah, so you found me.

  • Jeralt: Hey. I wanted to ask you to join me, but I couldn't find you. So here I am. I was thinking we should visit...your mother. She's resting beneath this humble grave...
  • Byleth: Why is her grave here?
  • Jeralt: Hm? Oh. Of course you would ask that. I wouldn't know where to begin... I suppose I haven't talked much about her. She was gentle and smart. So smart. A wonderful cook. Always kind to everyone. And...she loved flowers. Whenever I brought her back an unusual flower, her face would light up. I cherish those memories. I can't count how many times she made me happy just by smiling. And she smiled the most...when she was pregnant with you. She died right after you were born. She wasn't able to spend much time with you. But she loved you with all her heart. That's the truest thing I know... Never forget it.

(Image of a ring)

  • Jeralt: This ring is the only keepsake I have of her. In time, it will be yours. One day, I hope you'll give this ring to someone you love as well as I love her.

Quest Completion Edit

  • Seteth: So, you found Jeralt visiting a grave, did you? Interesting. I would not have expected him to know anyone buried here. Still...none of my business, I suppose.

Maintaining Your Training (Seteth) Edit

Receiving the Quest Edit

  • Seteth: Instructing your students should always be your foremost priority, but that does not mean you can grow complacent. You must keep up with your own training as well.

Question Completion Edit

  • Seteth: I am pleased to see you are taking your training seriously. I look forward to a strong showing from you and your students.

Herbal Remedies (Rhea) Edit

Receiving the Quest Edit

  • Rhea: It is not always easy to adjust to life here at the monastery. I am sure the transition has been less than comfortable for some of your students. Perhaps you can help them.

Quest Completion Edit

  • Rhea: It seems you have done well at fulfilling your duty as a professor. I look forward to watching you blossom here.

Tending to the Saints (Flayn) Edit

Receiving the Quest Edit

  • Flayn: I cannot believe how poorly maintained the saint statues are. Just look at them... Clutter at their feet as though that is even remotely acceptable!

Quest Completion Edit

  • Flayn: How wonderful! Where the saint statues dwell looks so much better now. Perhaps you will receive a special blessing for carrying out such an important task!

Forge the Way (Blacksmith) Edit

This isn't enough...

Receiving the Quest Edit

  • Blacksmith: I'm running low on supplies. Soon, I won't have anything left for forging weapons or making repairs. Sorry to bother you with this, but can you fetch some materials for me?

Quest Completion Edit

  • Blacksmith: How helpful. So, you want to repair that sword? I'll give you the necessary materials for free just this once.

Clearing the Way (Merchant) Edit

Help me...

Receiving the Quest Edit

  • Merchant: Bandits have overrun my trade route. Please, can you clear them out so that the merchants can reach the monastery?

Quest Completion Edit

  • Merchant: Thanks to you, I feel safe again. Oh, and I'll be sure to have the days that traveling merchants will be visiting the monastery added to the calendar.

Event: Tower in a Storm Edit

Black Eagles route Edit

Near Conand Tower (Kingdom Territory) | Daytime

(Edelgard, Hubert, Gilbert and Byleth stop walking)

  • Edelgard: This weather is unfortunate. Those villagers were right when they said a storm was brewing. But they were more afraid of an attack than they were of the storm. Let's end this quickly.
  • Hubert: The thieves have taken Conand Tower as their base... There it is in the distance.
  • Edelgard: Miklan must be more skilled than your average thief to have overtaken a place like that.
  • Gilbert: This area was the site of a massive battle several hundred years ago. That's when invasions from the north were at their peak. Back then, this tower was built for both surveillance and defense. It will be difficult to seize it.
  • Edelgard: You know your history, Gilbert. If I recall correctly, you're from the Kingdom aren't you?
  • Gilbert: I left my home long ago. If you have any questions about the mission, I'd be happy to answer them.
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: What do you know about House Gautier?
    • Choice 2: What do you know about the leader of the thieves?
  • Gilbert: House Gautier has always placed great importance on whether or not someone bears a Crest. Margrave Gautier has two sons. A Crest never manifested for his eldest. It's not hard to imagine why he left and wound up in this sort of life.
  • Edelgard: There's no reason that Crests should have the power to dictate someone's destiny. Don't you agree, Gilbert? He was just another victim of cruel fate. Forsaken by the goddess, who now demands his execution.

Blue Lions route Edit

Near Conand Tower (Kingdom Territory) | Daytime

(Dimitri, Gilbert and Byleth stop walking)

  • Dimitri: It should be in our sights soon, Professor. The abandoned tower those thieves are using as a base... Conand Tower.
  • Gilbert: This area was the site of a massive battle several hundred years ago. That's when invasions from the north were at their peak. Back then, this tower was built for both surveillance and defense. It will be difficult to seize it.
  • Dimitri: You're very well informed, Gilbert. Please, tell us more.
  • Gilbert: Well, I... Ah. You're joking.
  • Dimitri: Professor. Did you see the local villages? They were in rough shape, no doubt because of the thief attacks. They're not going to make it through the winter in that condition. If the thieves had taken up pillaging in order to survive, that would be deplorable...but understandable. But this... This is something else entirely. It looks as though they destroyed those villages purely for pleasure. No matter what their reasons may be, that sort of behavior cannot be allowed. Ever.

(Sylvain joins them)

  • Sylvain: Don't bother losing your head over those lowlifes, Your Highness. It's wasted effort.
  • Dimitri: Sylvain... The thieves' leader...the one who stole the Relic. Word has it he's your older brother. I know he's been disowned, but...
  • Sylvain: He is no longer a member of House Gautier...or my brother. He's nothing more than a common thief.
  • Dimitri: Are you sure about that? It would be understandable to find this situation...well, regrettable, to say the least.
  • Sylvain: Regrets? Heh, you must be joking. You know we're far past the point of regret. And it always falls on the younger brother to clean up the mistakes of their elders, doesn't it?

(Sylvain walks away)

  • Dimitri: This rain threatens a coming storm. We must hurry and begin our war council before the heavens let loose.

(Byleth nods)

Golden Deer route Edit

Near Conand Tower (Kingdom Territory) | Daytime

(Claude and Byleth stop)

  • Claude: Say, Teach. This must be the tower, don't you think? Even for a tower, it's pretty.. er, towering.
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: It's more like a fortress.
    • Choice 2: It would prove difficult to attack.
  • Claude: It's a remnant of ancient wars... These thieves certainly found themselves a great place to nest. I hear their leader, Miklan, is a former noble. It makes sense he would already know about this place.

(Gilbert joins them)

  • Gilbert: Several hundred years ago, this was an important stronghold for diffusing invasions from the north. Back then, this tower was built for both surveillance and defense. It will be difficult to seize it.
  • Claude: Gilbert, isn't it? You hail from the Kingdom, right? No wonder you're so knowledgeable. While we're chatting so amicably... Do you mind if I ask some questions?
  • Gilbert: I don't mind. If I can answer them, I will.
  • Claude: Have you ever seen the Lance of Ruin?
  • Gilbert: I have. A long time ago. It was an impressive, if not eerily ominous, weapon to behold. According to Margrave Gautier, Miklan has used the lance to turn the tables on his pursuers.
  • Claude: Is that right? Then those without a Crest can use it as well... Interesting. As far as I knew, that wasn't possible. And then we have the mythical Sword of the Creator, which can't be used by anyone except Teach, Crest or no Crest. Maybe you're just that special, Teach. Or maybe there's something you're not telling us. Either way, I expect great things from you in this battle.
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: Leave it to me. (nods)
    • Choice 2: I'm relying on you, Claude. (shakes head)
  • Claude:
    • Choice 1 response: Ha! I love a good show of confidence. I'll do my best too. You can count on it.
    • Choice 2 response: Are you now? Then why don't you hand over the Sword of the Creator for a bit? Then again, it would just be a heavy blade in my hands. There's no justice in this world, Teach.
  • Claude: Ugh, the rain is really coming down now. Let's finish this quickly.

Battle: The Gautier Inheritance Part 1 Edit

Black Eagles route Edit

  • Gilbert: The enemy is close by. We're almost to the top floor.
  • Edelgard: They have nowhere left to flee, so the situation is in our favor. All we have to do is chase then down.

Blue Lions route Edit

  • Gilbert: The enemy is close by. We're almost to the top floor.
  • Dimitri: They are merely thieves, but they have a Hero's Relic. Do not drop your guard.
  • Sylvain: Don't hold back for my sake. My brother is going to pay for everything he's done.

Golden Deer route Edit

  • Gilbert: The enemy is close by. We're almost to the top floor.
  • Claude: Phew, why did we have to climb so high before a battle? At least it's better than fighting in heavy rain.

Enemy Reinforcements (Southeast staircase) Edit

  • Rogue: The captain's in trouble! Hurry up, you fools!
  • Gilbert: Enemies approach from the lower floor! Watch the rear flank!

Enemy Reinforcements (Northwest staircases) Edit

  • Rogue: Here we go! Attack them from both sides!
  • Gilbert: It's an ambush!

Milkan Edit

(Vs. Sylvain) Edit

  • Miklan: Why have you come, you Crest-bearing fool?
  • Sylvain: I'm here for the Lance of Ruin, Miklan. Hand it over. I don't want to humiliate you, but I will.
  • Miklan: Hmph! Hurry up and die already. If not for you... If it hadn't been for you...
  • Sylvain: Shut up! I'm so tired of hearing that. You've always blamed me for something that isn't my fault.

(Vs. Anyone) Edit

  • Miklan: So, you think you can take the lance from me, huh? I'll kill you... I'll kill every last one of you!

Movie: Black Beast Edit

(In the Tower, Miklan jumps back. There is a lightning storm throughout.)

  • Miklan: Not bad for your kind... A bunch of spoiled rotten children.

(The Lance of Ruin's Crest Stone begins to glow with a red light. A black and red substance emerges from the stone. Miklan cries out and looks down to see the substance beginning to encircle his arm.)

  • Miklan: What the hell?!

(Miklan tries to push the substance away, but it quickly consumes his arms and body. He screams and struggles as the rest of the bandits watch. The Crest Stone pulses. The substance consumes Miklan, even entering into his body through his eyes.)

  • Bandit: Damn! Look at that... I'm outta here!
  • Bandit: Hold on!

(The bandits run away. Miklan is now completely engulfed in the black and red substance. Miklan's body grows and the substance is cast aside to reveal a Black Beast. One of the bandits falls backwards and watches in horror as the beast advances.)

  • Bandit: No!

(The Black Beast grabs the bandit and kills him. He throws the dead body aside and rampages towards the screen, roaring. He raises up to his full height and howls.)

Battle: The Gautier Inheritance Part 2 Edit

Black Eagles route Edit

  • Black Beast: Graaaargh!
  • Sothis: That form... Oh my. Is this your first time fighting such a thing? Then listen well to what I say.
    • Guide to combat with monsters
  • Edelgard: Such is the fate of one whose life is corrupted by a Crest Stone... How pitiable. The least we can do is put an end to his suffering.

Blue Lions route Edit

  • Black Beast: Graaaargh!
  • Sylvain: What the–Miklan?! Is that you?!
  • Sothis: That form... Oh my. Is this your first time fighting such a thing? Then listen well to what I say.
    • Guide to combat with monsters
  • Dimitri: So, this is the power of a Hero's Relic. To create such a sinister beast... It has gone too far. I fear all we can do now is put an end to it.

Golden Deer route Edit

  • Black Beast: Graaaargh!
  • Sothis: That form... Oh my. Is this your first time fighting such a thing? Then listen well to what I say.
    • Guide to combat with monsters
  • Claude: How awful...So the Heroes' Relics are hiding such a terrible power within. I can't even tell friend from foe anymore. I feel for him, but...the best we can do now is finish this quickly.

Guide to combat with monsters Edit

HP Reserve (Monsters) Edit

  • Sothis: An evil power has caused them to grow quite large. Their life force is beyond a mortal like yourself. You cannot win unless you fell them twice or even thrice!

Latent Abilities (Monsters) Edit

  • Sothis: Even if you've cornered one, you cannot let your guard down! Those things are even worse when threatened.

Barriers and Confusion (Monsters) Edit

  • Sothis: Can you see that barrier? It is surrounded by great power. You must break through to fight that thing. A strong attack or gambit might help to break through more quickly. If you can break the barrier, that power will have nowhere else to go, and that will likely cause confusions for that thing. It cannot counter while confused, which means that is the best time to attack!

Armour Breaks (Monsters) Edit

  • Sothis: If you break down all of their barriers, not only will they be confused, they will not be able to move for a short while. Without the power flowing around them, they will not be able to restore their barriers. You might even be able to get something from them.

Gambits (Monsters) Edit

  • Sothis: They have such might that they will not fear you alone. But a battalion could prove useful on that front... Attack them with a gambit to draw their attention and force them to target you.

Staggering Blows (Monsters) Edit

  • Sothis: Be on your guard when they have realized their full power! The damaged caused at times like that is not contained to just one spot. Once they have charged some power ups, their barriers will be restored. You really must pay close attention to those things! Distract them with a gambit, or just take them down before they can attack. In any case, think carefully before you act!

How'd You Learn All This Anyway? Edit

  • Sothis: But you should be conquering that thing instead of talking to me! If you're out of questions, get over there and fight!

Black Beast Edit

First attack Edit

  • Black Beast: Graaaargh!

Vs. Sylvain Edit

  • Sylvain: What is that? It's like watching a bad dream come to life.
  • Black Beast: Graaaargh!

When defeated Edit

Black Eagles route Edit
  • Black Beast: Graaaargh!
  • Gilbert: Goddess... The beast is gone, yet Miklan and the Lance remain.
  • Edelgard: It is done. Let's retrieve the lance and depart at once.
Blue Lions route Edit
  • Black Beast: Graaaargh!
  • Gilbert: Goddess... The beast is gone, yet Miklan and the Lance remain.
  • Dimitri: It's over... Let's retrieve the lance and leave this place.
  • Sylvain: Miklan...my brother...
Golden Deer route Edit
  • Black Beast: Graaaargh!
  • Gilbert: Goddess... The beast is gone, yet Miklan and the Lance remain.
  • Claude: We defeated him, somehow... Let's grab the lance and return to the monastery.

Event: The Lance of Ruin Edit

Hallway | Daytime

  • Sothis: That man... His form was changed. It was as though that lance was swallowing him whole. Upon that sight, it makes sense that your students were upset. I wonder if those Relics truly hide such power? Yet even still, that power seems familiar. That form as well... As one who wields the Sword of the Creator... Does that mean you possess that power too?

Audience Chamber | Daytime

  • Rhea: Professor, you have returned. The goddess is indeed generous with her divine protection. I have already heard Gilbert's report about what happened. See to it that you keep what transpired at the tower to yourself. People would lose faith in the nobles should rumors spread of one using a Relic and transforming into a monster. All regions of Fódlan would fall into chaos. We must avoid that at all costs. Please ensure the students who accompanied you understand that as well. Have I made myself clear?
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: Yes, of course. (Relationship with Rhea up)
    • Choice 2: Hm...
  • Rhea: His transformation into a Black Beast was nothing short of divine punishment from the goddess. Punishment for someone arrogant and foolish enough to use a Hero's Relic even though they were unworthy and unqualified.
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: You knew?
    • Choice 2: Will I share the same fate...
  • Rhea:
    • Choice 1 response: Of course. That is why we rushed to recover it. Sadly, we did not arrive in time.
    • Choice 2 response: If someone without a Crest were to wield the Relic you possess, they would likely meet the same fate as Miklan. You, however, have been chosen. You are worthy of wielding the Sword of the Creator, so there is no need to worry.
  • Rhea: The church will formally return the lance to House Gautier. If you would...
  • Rhea:
    • Choice 1: As you wish. (Relationship with Rhea up)
    • Choice 2: I will not. (Only available if Sylvain is part of player's house. Relationship with Rhea down)
  • Rhea:
    • Choice 1 response: You have my gratitude. I can see that I was right to trust you with this. Please report back. I will tell you of your new mission for the coming moon at that time.
    • Choice 2 response: What is the meaning of this?
      • Sylvain: Ahem, excuse me. (Sylvain joins them) Lady Rhea, I am overjoyed and beyond grateful to you for recovering the Relic of my family, House Gautier. Now, may I please have that lance? I have received direct approval from my father to take possession of it.
      • Rhea: As the next head of House Gautier, do you swear that you will never cause such a deplorable incident to transpire?
      • Sylvain: On my family's name...and on my brother's life, I swear it.
      • Rhea: Very well. However, I have one condition. You must never allow another to wield this lance. Your brother clearly demonstrated what fate awaits those who break that restriction.
      • Sylvain: Yes. I...I will not soon forget.

Event: Crests: The Good and the Bad Edit

Black Eagles route Edit

Black Eagles Classroom | Afternoon

  • Edelgard: I assume the archbishop was pleased with your performance. Did you return the Lance of Ruin?
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: I returned it. (Relationship with Edelgard up)
    • Choice 2: I did not return it. (Relationship with Edelgard up)
  • Edelgard:
    • Choice 1 response: No need to lie, Professor. I saw Sylvain earlier. It was written all over his face.
    • Choice 2 response: I'm glad. Sylvain must be overjoyed as well.
  • Edelgard: I keep thinking about what Gilbert told us...
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: About Miklan?
    • Choice 2: About House Gautier?
  • Edelgard: Yes, Miklan was discarded by his family because he was born without a Crest. Eventually he became a masterful thief and gathered enough ruffians to capture a fortress. Right or wrong, he was a gifted leader. He could have been a great asset to Fódlan. What a waste. It's true that a Crest can increase your magical abilities and allow you to wield the full might of a Hero's Relic. But one cannot measure a leader's worth based solely on whether or not they bear a Crest. There are plenty of talented people in this world without one.
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: I completely agree.
    • Choice 2: Why is everyone obsessed with Crests?
  • Edelgard: People believe Crests are blessings from the goddess, that they're necessary to maintain order in Fódlan. But the people are wrong. Crests are to blame for this brutal, irrational world we live in. Their power is granted only to a select few, whom we elevate and allow to rule the world. Have you ever wondered if the only way to create a truly free world is to dispense with the goddess and the Crests? Do that, and people will have no choice but to rise and fall by their own merits.

Dormitory | Afternoon

  • Hubert: Lady Edelgard. I question whether you revealed too much to the professor.
  • Edelgard: Perhaps I did.
  • Hubert: It is true that our teacher possesses a rare talent. Even I cannot deny it. The ability to wield the Sword of the Creator is concerning...
  • Edelgard: I've already explained this to you. My power alone is insufficient. That's why I'm borrowing power from those people. If our teacher can wield it in my stead... I believe that would be for the best.
  • Hubert: It's a risk. A dangerous one. You leave me no choice but to take matters into my own hands. Please excuse me.

(Hubert leaves)

  • Edelgard: I can't hide from the truth. I can't do all that I must on my own. If all I can rely on is my own ambition, my path won't be easy. Is it so risky...to reach out my hand? Father... I swear I will not stop until I succeed. My regret. My grief. My whole life. I've thrown it all away...into the darkness...

Blue Lions route Edit

Blue Lion Classroom | Afternoon

  • Dimitri: Is your meeting over, Professor?
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: You look troubled.
    • Choice 2: Are you weary?
  • Dimitri: I was just thinking about something. Professor... The possession of Relics and Crests has been highly valued in Faerghus since ancient times. It's far from uncommon for someone to lose their ability to lead their house because they don't bear a Crest. Just like Miklan. It happened to my uncle as well. The eldest child of the king, and yet he never ascended to the throne. All families whose bloodlines carry Crests of the 10 Elites are much the same. But House Gautier takes it a step further, and absolutely requires an heir who possesses a Crest.
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: Why are they so obsessed with it?
    • Choice 2: Why House Gautier in particular?
  • Dimitri: To that house, the power of Crests is a necessity, not a luxury. House Gautier holds the most northern territory in the Kingdom, and they have fought with the people to the north for many years. The head of that house is responsible for protecting that territory from fearsome invaders, whom they keep at bay with the power of Crests and Relics. In exchange for that responsibility, they are granted special privileges within the Kingdom.
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: Their Crests grant them special privileges?
    • Choice 2: Strength is strength, with or without a Crest.
  • Dimitri:
    • Choice 1 response: In a way. That said, ability cannot be measured by the possession of a Crest alone...
    • Choice 2 response: I believe the same. Ability cannot be measured by the possession of a Crest alone.
  • Dimitri: I believe that Margrave Gautier was wrong to disinherit Miklan because he did not bear a Crest. Still, there is always a reason for why such customs stand the test of time. Imagine what this world would be like if no one placed any stock in Crests... Bloodlines that carry Crests would dwindle. The metaphorical blade used to oppose threats would eventually rest. This same arguments has been made time and time again across the years. Both side are at once right and wrong.
  • Byleth: What do you believe, Dimitri?
  • Dimitri: I believe those with Crests and those without should acknowledge the others' strengths and learn to respect each other based on personal merits. And that doesn't apply only to Crests. The same holds true for lineage, race, faith, ideologies... If we could just accept each other and make mutual concessions, one step at a time... Perhaps... Who knows if that's even possible. Everyone has something that is unacceptable within them. I certainly do, and I'd wager you do as well. I wonder which is best, Professor... To cut away that which is unacceptable, or to find a way to accept it anyway...

Golden Deer route Edit

Library | Afternoon

  • Claude: Nice work, Teach. It's thanks to you that we successfully completed our mission. As for Miklan... I wonder if he really believed he could wield a Relic.
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: Hard to say.
    • Choice 2: I doubt it.
  • Claude:
    • Choice 1: I bet he just wanted to get his hands on it, even though he knew he couldn't use it.
    • Choice 2: Agreed. He probably just wanted to get his hands on it, even though he knew it was futile.
  • Claude: Though I'm sure he wasn't counting on turning into a monster like that... I wonder if that monster represents another aspect of the Houses' Relics. What a strange and terrifying power.
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: I don't know.
    • Choice 2: It seems so.

(Tomas joins them)

  • Tomas: Stories of misfortune have followed the Heroes' Relics since ancient times.
  • Claude: Tomas! You've caught me by surprise. That's not easy to do. Though I suppose I should've expected to see our librarian in his library.
  • Tomas: I am sorry to intrude. I simply heard you speaking of the Heroes' Relics. I can tell you more about them, if you'd like. The story goes that Nemesis was corrupted by evil because of the Sword of the Creator. Other Heroes also lost themselves by continuing to use the Relics...transforming into Black Beasts with twisted souls. There used to be a great many records regarding the dark history of the Relics.
  • Claude: Used to be?
  • Tomas: They have been destroyed, across all of Fódlan. Stripped from their shelves, including those that resided at this very library.
  • Claude: You make it sound like the church is covering up the truth. But now that you mention it, Rhea was very specific about not wanting anyone to find out what happened at Conand Tower. Hey Tomas... why are you telling us all this?
  • Tomas: It seemed like you were searching for answers about the Relics. What is a librarian if not a guide in the search for knowledge. And not only have you been searching, but you have been doing so through the night. I would suggest you stop before the knights notice. And that is enough meddling for today. Please excuse me.

(Tomas leaves)

  • Claude: So I've been found out, have I? I suppose I do spend more time at the library than most students. But I won't stop. I can't afford to.
  • Byleth: What are you after?
  • Claude: Teach... You don't really expect me to tell you something so personal like that, do you? Though, I wouldn't mind sharing if you were to tell me some of your secrets in exchange...

(Edelgard joins them)

  • Edelgard: I can't let this exchange pass without comment... If you're sharing secrets, perhaps I can share one as well?
  • Claude: Are you sure you could survive that? I'd say you're the least likely to share secrets out of everyone at the academy.
  • Edelgard: Heh heh, coming from you, I'll take that as a compliment. After all, you're easily the student with the most secrets.
  • Claude: I'm afraid you overestimate me. My secrets don't amount to much. But back to Teach...
  • Edelgard: Don't try to change the subject, Claude. We're talking about secrets. Yours. Who is your father? And why did you appear so suddenly, as if from nowhere? Duke Riegan's eldest son died in an accident. Having tragically lost another family members as well, he was without an heir. The Alliance would undoubtedly have been shaken if House Riegan had lost its position of leadership. But then you showed up. Why did you return to House Riegan? What brought you to the monastery?
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: I would like to hear this as well. (Relationship with Edelgard up)
    • Choice 2: He doesn't have have to answer to you. (Relationship with Claude up)
  • Claude:
    • (if Byleth is male) Oh boy. I'm trapped here. I have not choice but to surrender under your intimidating gazes.
    • (if Byleth is female) Alas...to be surrounded by women as lovely as flowers, only to be pricked by their thorns.
  • Claude: My dream, in truth, is a selfless dream. But I require power to make it a reality. When I learned about the power of my Crest, I knew I had a chance. So I'm chasing that dream. To the bitter end, if need be. I came to this monastery because I thought I might find someone useful. Someone to help me on my path. So, what do you think? If you promise to help me achieve my dream no matter what, I'll promise to tell you anything.
  • Edelgard: (shakes head) I have my own dream to tend to. I pray that yours does not interfere with mine.
  • Claude: What about you, Teach?
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: If it's a noble dream... (Relationship with Claude up)
    • Choice 2: That may be difficult.
  • Claude: I see. Well, now isn't the time to discuss this. You are still my Teach, after all.

Report: Verdant Rain Moon Edit

Audience Chamber | Daytime

  • Rhea: Professor, you have done well to complete such a difficult task. You have shown exceptional skill in leading your students. I am forever grateful for the safe return of the Hero's Relic. Just as I expected, you have mastered the Sword of the Creator. Now then, I shall tell you about your mission for the coming month...

(Seteth runs up to Rhea)

  • Seteth: (panicked) Rhe– Archbishop!
  • Rhea: Seteth, what troubles you?
  • Seteth: Flayn is missing! I cannot find her anywhere! (Seteth turns to Byleth) Professor, have you seen Flayn recently?
  • Byleth:
    • Choice 1: I have not.
    • Choice 2: Have you looked everywhere?
  • Seteth:
    • Choice 1 response: I have searched everywhere! Where could she be?!
    • Choice 2 response: I have searched every corner I can think of! I could not find her anywhere.
  • Seteth: She may be in danger! Oh no... No, no! What am I to do?!
  • Rhea: Calm yourself, Seteth. Professor, we shall continue our discussion another time.

(Byleth nods)

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