- Available until 2/22
- Suggested Level: 15
- Units: Felix
Before Battle Edit
Common Room | Daytime
(Felix approaches Byleth)
- Felix: There you are. I was looking for you. I need a favor.
- Choice 1: It’s unusual for you to ask for help.
- Choice 2: You want to spar, right?
- Choice 1 response: Yes. It’s an unusual favor.
- Choice 2 response: No. This is more serious.
- Felix: My father sent a messenger. He wants me to return to Fraldarius territory.
- Byleth: Your father?
- Felix: Rodrigue Achille Fraldarius, the highest ranking member of the Faerghus nobility. But about the favor. You’re familiar with the Tragedy of Duscur, I presume?
- Choice 1: I am.
- Choice 2: I can’t recall.
- Choice 2 response: Warriors from Duscur killed King Lambert of Faerghus.
- Choice 1/continues from after Choice 2 response: After the king’s death, public order disintegrated. Bandits continue to raid villages across the Kingdom, including those within Fraldarius territory. My father says he needs my help driving the bandits away.
- Byleth: And you want me to join you?
- Felix: Precisely. Good guess. Perhaps I shouldn’t pull you into this… It stems from my family’s failure to secure the region. But honestly, I want to see you in action. I never tire of watching you fight. And it’ll be much more interesting for you than the training ground. Or maybe this task -- driving off bandits -- seems dull to a former mercenary?
- Choice 1: I'll join you. (Begin Paralogue battle)
- Choice 2: Let me think about it. (Return to previous screen)
- Choice 1 response: Excellent! While I’m at it, I have a second favor to ask of you. Could you recruit more fighters? I bet there will be willing volunteers, if you’re the one inviting them. I’ll set off on my own and meet up with you there.
- Choice 2 response: OK. I can handle a few bandits. If you change your mind about it, tell me soon.
- Felix: Hmph. Struggling to defeat some bandits? What a pathetic old man my father is. Some villagers are trapped. Let’s help them escape.
- Rodrigue: Felix, my son. You’ve finally brought reinforcements!
When Rodrigue first takes an action
- Rodrigue: Everything will be fine! Good people of this hamlet, escape while you can!
(When the first stronghold is taken)
- Rodrigue: The stronghold is ours. No more bandits should come crawling out of here.
(When the second stronghold is taken)
- Felix: Weakling. That should put a stop to their reinforcements.
(If Byleth talks to Rodrigue)
- Rodrigue: So it's you! From the Officers Academy. Thank you for taking such good care of my son. It pains me to trouble you, but I humbly request your assistance in helping secure the villagers' safe escape!
(If Felix talks to Rodrigue)
- Felix: Pathetic. Struggling to defeat some ragtag bandits.
- Rodrigue: Felix… You may know this already, but no matter how many you kill, more always appear. Anywhere in the Kingdom these days you can see the same kind of scenes. His Majesty, the late king, would despair to see it.
- Felix: A dead man doesn’t despair. Besides, let’s focus on the living.
(If Dimitri talks to Rodrigue)
- Rodrigue: Oh, Prince Dimitri is here to help! I am humbled, Your Highness, and so sorry to trouble you.
- Dimitri: No, it is fine. As a man of royal birth, this is the obvious course. However, it does not exactly seem like they are remnants of Miklan's faction.
- Rodrigue: Indeed. Nothing but common bandits, and yet... Ruffians like that have recently surged in number.
- Dimitri: I am aware. For now, let us focus on saving the villagers.
(If Rodrigue takes a significant amount of damage)
- Rodrigue: Outmatched by a damn bandit...
- Felix: Come now. Stop living in denial, old man.
(If Rodrigue is near death)
- Rodrigue: I cannot die in this place... His Majesty would want me to keep going...
- Felix: My foolish father... He's in trouble.
(If Rodrigue is defeated)
- Rodrigue: Everyone, I'm sorry. It's over for me...
(When the first villager gets to the escape point)
- Villager: Thank you so much! Please, help my neighbors too.
(After defeating the boss)
- Rodrigue: That should do it. We’ve chased those ruffians away for good.
- Villager: Thank you so much for your assistance! Please accept this small gift as thanks.
After Battle Edit
- Rodrigue: (to Byleth) We are grateful for your help. I doubt those bandits will stop anytime soon. But at least this village is safe. This village was important to the late king. If we hadn’t saved it, I wouldn’t have been able to face His Majesty.
- Felix: How foolish.
- Rodrigue: Pardon?
- Felix: We were protecting your subjects, not your ego. I don’t give a damn as to whether you can bring yourself to face a dead king.
- Rodrigue: I will not tolerate such language from you.
- Felix: I came here to hone my blade, and to save innocent people. I suppose if I had died, you would say the same thing you did after Glenn’s death. “He died like a true knight.”
- Rodrigue: …
- Felix:I have nothing more to say. I’m going back.
- Rodrigue: I'm sorry you had to see that. He's been that way for four years now. Of course, I understand his sentiment, to some extent. It all comes down to… Well, a difference of opinion.
- Rodrigue: I’m sorry you had to see that. He’s been that way for four years now. I don’t suppose you’d care to hear about it…
- Byleth: Tell me.
- Rodrigue: I lost a son in the Tragedy of Duscur. Felix’s older brother, Glenn. To this day, I’m proud of Glenn. He gave his life to protect Prince Dimitri. If he had abandoned His Highness and fled, I don’t know that I could have forgiven him… I would have been deeply ashamed. But no one would have been more ashamed than Glenn himself. It was in his nature to be noble and true. As a knight serving the royal family, his duty was to be loyal to the end, even if it meant his life. If he had abandoned that duty and survived the incident, there’s no way he could have lived on in peace. Felix can’t understand that. He’s young and foolish. Of course, I understand his sentiment, to some extent. It all comes down to… Well, a difference of opinion.
- Choice 1: I understand Felix as well.
- Choice 2: Just leave him be.
- Rodrigue: So that’s how you feel about it. How fortunate Felix is to have met someone like you. There’s nothing as heartening as having someone around who really understands you. He’s an odd boy. Thick-headed in some ways. But he’s my son all the same. I’m glad he has you to look after him.