Fire Emblem: Monshou no Nazo

                              Script translation


                                By Aveyn Knight
                                AKA  VincentASM

                            Updated: July 29th 2008

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       Contents
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-VHISTO- Version history
-IINTRO- Introduction
-TPATCH- Translation patch
-IISSUE- Issues

-OOPENI- Opening demo
-CLASSR- Class roll

# Book 1

-B1CH00- Prologue
-B1CH01- Chapter 1:  Marth's journey
-B1CH02- Chapter 2:  Pirates of Garda
-B1CH03- Chapter 3:  Devil Mountain
-B1CH04- Chapter 4:  Soldiers of Orleans
-B1CH05- Chapter 5:  Fire Emblem
-B1CH06- Chapter 6:  Trap of Lefcandy
-B1CH07- Chapter 7:  Port town Warren
-B1CH08- Chapter 8:  Princess Minerva
-B1CH09- Chapter 9:  Slave market of Norda
-B1CH10- Chapter 10: Akaneia - Pales
-B1CH11- Chapter 11: Gra, land of sorrow
-B1CH12- Chapter 12: Khadein, land of sorcery
-B1CH13- Chapter 13: Battle of Aritia
-B1CH14- Chapter 14: Starlord Marth
-B1CH15- Chapter 15: Mamkute Princess
-B1CH16- Chapter 16: Black Knight Camus
-B1CH17- Chapter 17: Knight on the Wings
-B1CH18- Chapter 18: Evil Priest Garnef
-B1CH19- Chapter 19: Kingdom of Mamkutes
-B1CH20- Chapter 20: The chosen ones
-B1CEND- Ending

# Book 2

-B2CH00- Prologue
-B2CH01- Chapter 1:  The Grunia expedition
-B2CH02- Chapter 2:  Rebellion of Macedonia
-B2CH03- Chapter 3:  Abducted princess
-B2CH04- Chapter 4:  Joy and sorrow
-B2CH05- Chapter 5:  Liberation of Grunia
-B2CH06- Chapter 6:  The nest of vice
-B2CH07- Chapter 7:  Scarlet swordsman
-B2CH08- Chapter 8:  Soulful Bridge
-B2CH09- Chapter 9:  Sanctuary of sorcery
-B2CH10- Chapter 10: Two sorcerers
-B2CH11- Chapter 11: Anri's Way
-B2CH12- Chapter 12: Graveyard of fire dragons
-B2CH13- Chapter 13: Frozen land
-B2CH14- Chapter 14: A mystery revealed
-B2CH15- Chapter 15: Return of the prince
-B2CH16- Chapter 16: Regaining the capital
-B2CH17- Chapter 17: Setting sun of Gra
-B2CH18- Chapter 18: Battle of the pass
-B2CH19- Chapter 19: The last decisive battle
-B2CH20- Chapter 20: Dark emperor
-B2CH21- Final Chapter 1: Dragons' Dale
-B2CH22- Final Chapter 2-1: Dragons' Altar
-B2CH23- Final Chapter 2-2: Dragons' Altar
-B2CH24- Final Chapter 2-3: Dragons' Altar
-B2CEND- Ending

-DEATH1- Death quotes (Book 1)
-DEATH2- Death quotes (Book 2)

-CCONTA- Contact information
-CCREDI- Credits
-LLEGAL- Legal stuff

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VHISTO Version history
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# July 29th 2008 - Completed the whole script. Corrected some erroneous
                   symbols.
# July 26th 2008 - Finished up to Book 1 (plus all player death quotes,
                   opening demo and class roll).

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IINTRO Introduction
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This is intended to be a complete script translation for Fire Emblem: Monsho no
Nazo.

The script is actually based on the Chinese script, which was translated from
Japanese by Wolfgroup. However I also used the Japanese script as a reference.

Also this is my first attempt at a full translation, so the script is far from
perfect. However it's completely understandable, if lacking a little polish.

Finally, for more information about the game or the Fire Emblem series, please
check out my site, Serenes Forest~

  http://serenesforest.net/

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TPATCH Translation Patch
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An English translation patch using this script can be found here:

   http://forums.grandbell.net/index.php/topic,126.0.html

Instructions for patching can be found here:

   http://serenesforest.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=6#instruct

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IISSUE Issues
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# Accuracy

As mentioned earlier, this script is translated from the Chinese script, which
was translated from the Japanese script. I used the Japanese script as a
reference as well, but it's still possible that there are details, which were
lost in translation or are incorrect.

# Flow

I've proof-readed through the whole script at least twice, and even had two
others take a look. Currently the script flows much better than it used to, but
it's not perfect. The map openings are the worst offenders. I kind of want to
put some partial blame on the original script, but I don't know...

# Death quotes

Some death quotes (playable or enemies) may be a little off. I don't think many
people care about them too much, though.

# Formatting

I copied and pasted most of the text here from a HTML document, since I work
much better using those. As such, don't be surprised to see a couple of stray
symbols or square brackets (which are a result of my lazy conversion) floating
around.

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                                  Fire Emblem

                             Mystery of the Emblem

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OOPENI Opening demo
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Oh! Our great mother of earth.
Since 7 thousand years there
is a time of despair.

We pray to the heavens for help.
For 7 years and 7 months and 7 days.

Deities, please show yourselves!

Light of five colours gathered at
the appearance of a sword of light.
A miracle finally occurred.

He was a giant who became our guardian god.
From the day he shone light from his sword,
the evildoers were silenced.

When light from his shield radiated,
the evil ones returned to stone.

The god created a new age.
Dragons lived as humans and the evil ones
were sent deep underground.

The god with his graceful kindness
saved humanity and gave them a gift.

When the Dark Dragon awakens again,
the chosen one of the god will use
his sword to repel darkness.

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CLASSR Class roll
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Knight

Dismounted Social Knights or Pegasus Knights.
Because they use swords they have exceptional speed.

Thief

Nefarious rogues who raid villages.
Their fighting skills are weak, but they can open chests.

Fighter

Tribal axefighters from the frontier lands.
They are strong, but lack defence.

Hunter

Lightly equipped bowmen, who are skilled in forest and mountain combat.
They are strong, but lack defence.

Archer

Armoured bowmen with high defence, but who possess low movement.

Sniper

Experienced archers who have promoted.
They are the strongest bow users.

Horsemen

Bowmen on horseback, who are skilled in hit and run combat.
Experienced Hunters can promote into this.

Social Knight

Armoured knights, on horseback, who possess high movement.
They possess the best balance of attack, defence and speed.

Paladin

Experienced Social Knights who have promoted.
All of their abilities exceed that of a Social Knight.

Pegasus Knight

Knights riding pegasi, who possess high movement and exceptional speed.
They are weak against bows.

Dragon Knight

Experienced Pegasus Knights who ride on dragons.
Aside from bows, they can prevail against any weapon.

Mamkute

Those of the legendary race who can transform into dragons.
It is rumoured that they once possessed great strength and used it to conquer
the world...

Mercenary

Professional sellswords, who exceed at skill and speed, and who specialise in
critical hits.

Commando

Has weak fighting skills, but has the unique power to transform into any ally.

Sister

Using staves, they aid allies with recovery and defensive magic.
They cannot fight.

Mage

Using magic tomes they attack with various magic spells.
They are strong against defensive units.

Bishop

Experienced Sisters or Mages who have promoted.
They can use both magic tomes and staves.

Dancer

Has weak fighting skills, but can aid allies with a mysterious power.

Hero

Talented sword users who fight with great speed and can land many critical
hits.
Experienced Mercenaries become this.

Armour Knight

Fully encased in heavy armour, they possess superior defence.
However their speed and movement are low.

General

Experienced Armour Knights who have promoted.
They possess exceptional strength and defence.

Lord

Marth, Prince of Aritia.
As the main playable character, he is the most important unit.

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                            Book 1: War of Darkness

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B1CH00 Prologue
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In the distant past, the continent of Akaneia was invaded by the Durhua Empire,
led by the Mamkute King, Mediuth.
The people lived in fear and despair.
The Holy Kingdom of Akaneia, which had always guarded the world, was also
destroyed by the horrific power of the Dark Dragon.
The world was facing ruin.
However... A miracle occurred.
Anri was a youth from the town of Aritia.
He went on a perilous journey to obtain the divine sword of light, Falchion.
And used it challenge and defeat the Dark Dragon, Mediuth.
With Mediuth's fall, the Durhua Empire was vanquished.
The Kingdom of Akaneia was restored, and the world entered an age of peace.
Taking lead from the Kingdom of Aritia, many other countries also began to
rebuild themselves.
But, 100 years after the war with Durhua.
After many years had passed, Mediuth resurrected at Durhua.
He allied with the neighbouring kingdoms of Grunia and Macedonia, and restored
the Durhua Empire.
Also he joined forces with Khadein's Archbishop Garnef, who shared the same
ambitions of ruling the world as him, and launched an attack on the Kingdom of
Akaneia.
Akaneia fought to the death, but under Grunia's General Camus and Mediuth's
might they suffered terrible losses.
Aside from Princess Nina, the royal family was wiped out.
Aritia's King Cornelius, who possessed the bloodline of Anri, left to defeat
Mediuth.
He took the Falchion, the divine sword of legends, to battle, but was betrayed
by Aritia's ally, Gra, and died in battle.
Following him, the Kingdom of Aritia also fell.
Prince Marth, just 14 years of age, managed to escape with the help of his
elder sister, Princess Ellis.
And he fled to the distant island country of Talis...

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B1CH01 Chapter 1: Marth's journey
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Map opening

Prince Marth of Aritia was chased out of his homeland by the Durhua Empire.
He was protected by the Aritian knights, led by the veteran knight, Jeigan.
And he escaped, after much struggle, to the eastern island kingdom of Talis.
The Kingdom of Talis was a small country, without even its own knights,
located at the frontier.
The King of Talis lent his eastern fortress to Marth, and offered him
assistance.
After the death of both his parents, and his beloved sister's capture, by the
Empire, Marth felt anxious.
"Prince Marth...
I understand your concern for your sister.
However you're only 14.
You're too young to fight with the Empire.
Please wait for now.
Here you can train, until you become strong enough..."
Under the caring protection of the Talis citizens, Marth had passed 2 years at
this country.
Right now, it is fast approaching the day that he becomes 16 years of age...

Pre-battle

[Jeigan]
Prince Marth, Sheeda has come from Talis castle.
[Marth]
What? Sheeda, what's happened to the castle?
[Sheeda]
Marth, am I glad to see you!
The Garda pirates suddenly attacked us.
They took over the castle, and killed lots of people!
Please, you've got to rescue my father!
[Marth]
Don't worry, Sheeda.
The bravest Aritian knights are here in this fort.
We won't lose to those pirates.
Come, let's go to Talis castle together.

Villages

[Bald villager]
Prince Marth, please wait.
This is what the villagers gathered up.
All together there's 5000 Gold.
Please use it to make preparations, and then rescue this country from the
Garda pirates.

[Grandfather]
Your highness, the village has opened its gates for you.
Please hurry inside.

[Male villager]
Strong weapons require a high Weapon Level to use.
Flying units should always be wary of bows.

[Auntie]
If you're wounded, you can rest in the forts, where you'll slowly recover
vitality.

[Grandmother]
Garda is a port town to the west of Talis Island.
Right now it is a pirates' base, ruled by a man called Gomes.

[Uncle]
Akaneia's Princess Nina and Orleans's Lord Hardin have currently united.
It seems they are fighting to defend Orleans against an invasion by Durhua's
imperial army.
It's going to be a fierce battle.
Your highness, you should go to help them.

[Female villager]
Oh, you're the prince of Aritia!
It's like a dream to be able to see you...
This... This Vulnerary is a small gift from me.
Please accept it.

[Female villager]
When Social Knights or Pegasus Knights dismount, they become Knights.
When Horsemen dismount, they can fight as Hunters.

Versus Gazack

[Gazack]
What, the Aritian army!?
If we let you guys walk all over us, it would ruin the name of us pirates!
...Die!

Gazack falls

[Gazack]
Urgh... How...

Chapter end

[King Talis]
Oh, Prince Marth.
I am glad to see you're safe.
We are all very grateful for your actions.
Is that so...?
You're finally heading out to Orleans?
In that case, I will send some soldiers to aid you.
These men, led by Captain Oguma, are all brave warriors.
I'm certain they will help you in battle.
Before you go, I have some important advice for your highness.
From now on, during your highness's travels, you will surely find many people
who despise the Durhua Empire.
Some of them are hiding in villages, while others have been captured by
enemies.
There may even be some that have been forced to work for Durhua.
Finding these people and fighting together with them is crucial.
Do you understand me, Prince Marth...?
Well, the time has come!
You must be determined during your journey.
Good luck!

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B1CH02 Chapter 2: Pirates of Garda
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Map opening

Across the shore from the Kingdom of Talis is Garda port.
For a long time it has been a poor, but peaceful port town.
One day it was suddenly attacked by a pirate gang and it has since become
their base.
From Garda port, Marth begins the first steps to liberating his homeland.

Pre-battle

[Oguma]
Prince Marth, I am Oguma, a Talis mercenary.
I have been ordered by my king to join your army, along with my three
subordinates.
This is Garda port, which is currently ruled by pirates.
The Grunian army has also come to defeat your highness.
No matter what happens, please be cautious.

Villages

[Grandfather]
Citizens of Aritia, please rescue Sister Rena.
Miss Rena helped to cure the poor and sick.
However, she didn't heed our warning and went to the dreaded Devil Mountain.
We haven't seen her since.
The way Miss Rena treated us was like that of an angel.
Please, you must rescue her.
For this, we have gathered 3000 Gold.
We will leave Miss Rena to you.

[Uncle]
If your Skill is high, you can pull off critical hits easily.
If your Speed is high, you can dodge enemy attacks better.

[Male villager]
Archers and Hunters can only attack indirectly.
Don't let them get attacked upfront too much.

[Male villager]
Weapons' might increases going from Iron to Steel to Silver.
However, to use weapons of greater might, you must have the necessary Weapon
Level.

[Auntie]
Unneeded weapons and items can be stored in the supply wagon.
If you want to take them back out, just approach Prince Marth.

Recruiting Kashim

[Sheeda]
Kashim!?
You're Kashim!
Why are you doing this...?
[Kashim]
Ah...
Sheeda, I'm sorry.
My mother fell ill.
I must find gold to buy medicine for her...
[Sheeda]
So you joined the pirates, I see.
Well, I have some gold here.
Take it to buy medicine for your mother.
[Kashim]
...!
You would help a traitor like me...
Sheeda, please forgive me!!
I...!
Sheeda, I will lend my life to you!

Versus Kashim

[Kashim]
Please forgive me, Sheeda.
I must find gold.

Versus Gomes

[Gomes]
Don't underestimate the Garda pirates.
Taste my Hand Axe!

Gomes falls

[Gomes]
To think, there could be such a foe...

Chapter end

[Bald villager]
Your highness, thank you very much for chasing off the pirates.
Now we can finally live in peace once again.
To reach Orleans from here, you must cross Devil Mountain.
Please be careful.
Devil Mountain is ruled by the Samsian gang of bandits.
They have raided villages and ambushed travellers.
They're a fearful bunch.
Especially that bodyguard, Navarre, who has a frightening sword arm.
I sincerely hope that your journey is safe.

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B1CH03 Chapter 3: Devil Mountain
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Map opening

Travelling from the frontier regions to Akaneia, Marth's biggest challenge has
appeared.
The Samsufe Peak is a steep mountain that divides the peninsula into northern
and southern regions.
Since some unknown time, bandits made it their base, and they started attacking
neighbouring villages and travellers.
Raids, kidnaps, setting fires...
Their crimes are known to many.
In fear, the people called the mountain "Devil Mountain".
And they called those gathered at Samsufe the demonic "Samsians"...

Pre-battle

[Julian]
Hurry, Miss Rena!
If you aren't quick, we'll both be finished.
I heard the Aritian knights have arrived towards the south.
Now's our chance to escape.
Please hang on, you can do it!
[Rena]
I'm sorry...
But, I still haven't found my precious Relive staff...
Julian!
Forget about me and flee yourself!
If it's just you, I can teleport you away to safety with my Warp staff.
[Julian]
How is that going to help?
Don't you understand why I betrayed them in the first place?
...Anyway.
I will find that staff later.
For now, let's just make our escape!
Hurry! Go!!

Villages

[Grandfather]
Hoho! You're looking very lively, young lad!
It isn't an easy task to reach a place like this.
I will reward you with this axe.
What do think? It looks impressive, no?
However... This Devil Axe is a cursed axe that draws blood from its user.
It would be best not to use it at all!!

[Male villager]
Be wary of Mercenaries.
If you're careless, they'll send you flying in one strike.

[Male villager]
If you want to avoid enemy attacks, aside from Speed, you also need Luck.
Standing on certain places might also help.

[Uncle]
If your Strength is great, your weapon or magical damage will increase.
Also the effect of healing staves will be greater.

[Grandmother]
Sisters cannot fight.
However they can use sacred staves to aid allies.

Recruiting Navarre

[Sheeda]
Swordfighter Navarre!
Why would a person like you become a bodyguard for these bandits?
[Navarre]
...!? Huh, who are you?
I have no business with women or children!
Get out of here!!
[Sheeda]
Please, stop this unnecessary fighting... and lend your strength to us.
If you're unwilling, you can cut me down with your sword right now.
[Navarre]
...I won't point my sword at women.
Since you risked your own life to request for me, I don't have a choice... I
will lend my strength to you.

Versus Navarre

[Navarre]
Even though it's a shame, you must die.
Take this! Kill Sword!!

Navarre falls

[Navarre]
They're such fools...

Versus Hyman

[Hyman]
So you guys want to die?
I'll grant your wish!

Hyman falls

[Hyman]
Urgh... I'll remember you...

Chapter end

[Morodof]
Look, your highness.
We found 10000 Gold inside the castle, which the bandits left behind.
With these we can make further preparations.
Excellent!
Tomorrow we will reach Orleans.
Until then, please rest well.

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B1CH04 Chapter 4: Soldiers of Orleans
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Map opening

The plains to the north east of Akaneia are ruled by the Kingdom of Orleans.
Since its formation, it has had a close relationship with the Holy Kingdom of
Akaneia, to the north.
Other countries have completely fallen, and one half of Orleans has been
conquered by Macedonia.
However the King's younger brother, Hardin, nicknamed the "Wolf of the Plains",
continues fighting.
It was also thanks to Duke Hardin that Akaneia's Princess Nina was able to
arrive safely.
It has already been several months since letters were sent, containing plans
to defeat the Durhua Empire...
But these sad cries for help were left unanswered.
Facing the Macedonian army's elite forces, their fate is also reaching its
end...

Pre-battle

[Hardin]
Princess Nina, the Aritian army has appeared across the river.
[Nina]
Huh? Is that true, Hardin?
Does that mean Prince Marth has finally come...?
[Hardin]
That's right.
Now we can finally restore our army's strength.
But, Princess Nina, it's going to be dangerous, so please wait inside the fort.
We will come back together with the Aritian knights.
Men, charge!

Villages

[Male villager]
Kid, what are you looking at?
You haven't seen many rural towns like this?
Now that you mention it, I remember the time I went to Peraty.
I was really shocked when I first saw a Mamkute...
An ordinary looking old man suddenly transformed into a gigantic dragon.
That was really... surprising.
Well...
I knew that the dragon tribe had some survivors.
But I didn't expect them to be so impressive.
Huh...? Oh... This?
I found it there.
I don't know what it is, but you don't see many glowing red stones like this,
right?
Oh well.
It doesn't seem normal to me.
If you want, you can have it.
See you, kid.
I hope we can meet again.

[Grandfather]
In castles there will be many chests filled with treasure.
However only thieves can open them.

[Uncle]
The Armour Killer sword is effective against Armour Knights and Generals.
The Knight Killer is effective against Social Knights and Paladins.
The Rapier is effective against them all, but only princes can wield it.
Also, all weapons will break if you use them too much.
Be wary of that.

[Grandmother]
You can use a key in front of a door or drawbridge to open them.

[Grandfather]
The scariest foes are Dragon Knights.
If you're careless you'll get yourselves killed by them.

[Grandfather]
Hoho! Horses and Pegasi can't be used inside castles.
You wouldn't want those animals wandering around inside your own home, would
you?
The smell would be awful.

[Uncle]
In the forts, there are many enemies making preparations for battle.
It's best to take control of them before reinforcements start appearing.

[Grandfather]
If you get separated during battle, it can be dangerous.
But, having somebody distract the enemy is also a good tactic.

Recruiting Marich

[Marich]
Oh! Prince Marth, it's been a while.
[Marth]
Huh? Oh, Marich...
Marich!?
[Marich]
Yeah, it's me!
When I was studying at Khadein, I heard war broke out so I came to look for
your highness.
[Marth]
Really...? Thank you.
With you in our ranks, I can relax.
You will help me, right?
[Marich]
Of course.
Check out the might of my Excalibur magic that I learnt at Khadein.

Recruiting Machis

[Rena]
Machis, brother!
Brother, it's me Rena.
[Machis]
Ah, Rena!?
Why are you here...?
[Rena]
I was captured by the Devil Mountain bandits, but the Aritians rescued me.
But, brother, why are you in the army?
[Machis]
After you fled from Prince Misheil, Macedonia became more and more ruthless.
The prince despised me, so he forced me to join the army and fight here.
I detest fighting, but if I don't cooperate, they'll execute me.
I don't really have a choice.
[Rena]
No, brother.
You should have been brave and walked on your own path!
It was Macedonia that was wrong, for allying with the Durhua Empire and
causing its people to suffer.
What they're doing is deplorable.
Brother, it's not too late.
Come with us, and join the Aritia Alliance.
Everybody will welcome you, because they're all good people.
[Machis]
...Really? I understand.
Since I'm going to die anyway, I might as well die a glorious death.
However I heard that you flatly denied the prince's proposal.
My life is going to be hard with a sister like you.
That said, you're still a woman.
Are there any guys that take your fancy?
[Rena]
Huh...?
No, there's nobody...
[Machis]
Huh? I was so sure there was.
Nevermind, you've already reached the age to freely love.
But, remember what I am about to say:
Never fall in love with a thief.
[Rena]
...Huh...? But...
[Machis]
...Okay, that's good.
Well, Rena, don't push yourself too hard.
I'll just go and say my farewells to the Macedonian army.

Versus Machis

[Machis]
Rena...
Where are you?
Even just once, I want to see you before I die...

Machis falls

[Machis]
Rena...
Forgive this useless brother.

Versus Merak

[Merak]
This castle is Minerva's.
I won't let you enter freely.

Merak falls

[Merak]
You...
Don't think you've won.

Chapter end

[King Orleans]
Oh, Prince Marth, you came at the perfect time.
Princess Nina has almost arrived here from the fort.
However there are still many enemies in the castle.
Please be careful.

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B1CH05 Chapter 5: Fire Emblem
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Map opening

After defeating the main force of the Macedonian army, the allied army
advanced further to liberate Orleans castle.
The valuable treasures in the castle must be reclaimed, before the enemy
steals and escapes with them.
"The chests can only be opened by Thieves, but do we have any within our
ranks?"
Someone murmured...

Pre-battle

[Mariones]
[What? The rebels have entered the castle?
Hmm...
Armour Knights, seek out the enemy!!
Archers, guard the throne.
Thieves, gather all the treasures and prepare to make your escape.
Listen well!
Don't let the rebels take one step into this room!

Recruiting Wendel

(Talk with Marth)

[Wendel]
Lord Marth, I am Wendel, a bishop of Khadein.
The magic city, Khadein, is the hope of all people who love peace.
However, Garnef has become its ruler.
Currently he has led the mages to perform evil deeds for Durhua.
Prince Marth, to destroy Garnef's ambitions, please allow me to aid you.

(Talk with Marich)

[Marich]
Ah... Master!
It's you, Master Wendel.
[Wendel]
Oh! Is it Marich?
You're looking lively.
It's good to see you're well.
[Marich]
Yes.
I finally caught up with Aritia's Prince Marth.
I am currently with the liberation army, fighting against the Durhua Empire.
But, Master, why are you here...?
[Wendel]
Sigh...
Khadein is finished.
Khadein is currently ruled by the Demon King, Garnef, and has become a city of
darkness.
But I couldn't agree to do his evil deeds, so I escaped.
Along the way I was captured by the Macedonian soldiers at Orleans.
[Marich]
Is that so...
Then, Master, can you please aid us?
We're no match for Garnef and the Durhua Empire...
Yet, we must reclaim Khadein in the end.
Prince Marth would be very happy if a great bishop, like you, joined our cause.
[Wendel]
Mmm... Is that so?
Although I don't like fighting, I guess this is the only option...
I understand, Marich.
I will fight together with you.
Please inform Prince Marth about this action.

Recruiting Ricardo

(Talk with Marth)

[Ricardo]
Huh!?
Aren't you the prince of Aritia?
Thanks for rescuing me.
I'm Ricardo, a humble thief.
I came to the castle to steal, but I was caught by the Macedonian soldiers.
To repay your favour, I will help you.

(Talk with Julian)

[Julian]
Aren't you Ricardo?
What are you doing here?
[Ricardo]
Oh, big bro Julian!
It's been a while.
Heh, it's a little embarrassing.
I came to the castle to steal, but I slipped up and got myself caught.
But, big bro, what are you doing here...?
[Julian]
I...
I'm not a thief anymore.
I'm, er, an ally of justice now.
[Ricardo]
Oh?
Tsk tsk! You're probably being deceived by a woman.
Big bro has always been intimidated by pretty women.
[Julian]
F-fool!!
My, uh, sense of justice was awakened, that's all...
...Nevermind.
Anyhow, from now on you're going to be a companion of mine.
[Ricardo]
Pfft! You're always so selfish...
Okay.
One, I have time.
And two, since big bro asked of me...
I understand.
I will help big bro.
But you must also help me.

Versus Wendel

[Wendel]
I don't like fighting.
You can do as you please...

Wendel falls

[Wendel]
This is regrettable...

Versus Ricardo

[Ricardo]
Has anyone seen my big bro, Julian?

Ricardo falls

[Ricardo]
Crap, I blundered.

Versus Mariones

[Mariones]
Da-damn! Don't get too over yourselves.
Rebels, taste steel!!

Mariones falls

[Mariones]
Urgh... You...

Chapter end

[Nina]
You are Prince Marth?
Finally, I have a chance to meet with you.
I am Nina of Akaneia.
Our Kingdom of Akaneia, the guardian of this world, was destroyed by the
Durhua Empire.
The world is now facing ruin.
Prince Marth, I have a request...
Please, in my place, lead these soldiers who were defeated by the Empire and
liberate the countries ruled by Durhua.
[Marth]
Of course, Nina.
In the past, Aritia has been loyal to Akaneia.
And as a descendant of Aritia's founder, it is my destiny to defeat Durhua's
Dark Earth Dragon, Mediuth.
[Nina]
Thank you, Prince Marth.
Then, I will give this Emblem to you.
This Fire Emblem is the symbol of the Akaneia royal family.
It is the proof of a conqueror, and given to the saviour of the world.
With this, you can also open chests that contain valuable treasures.
This war will be fierce, but please try your best to return light to this
world.

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B1CH06 Chapter 6: Trap of Lefcandy
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Map opening

After liberating Orleans, the allied army marched south along the central
road, towards Akaneia's royal capital, Pales.
Their most difficult challenge is the countless forts situated at Lefcandy
Valley.
As well as the guarding "Dragon Knights"; Macedonian White Knights commanded
by General Minerva.
At Lefcandy, the only passageway to the Kingdom of Akaneia, an intense battle
is about to start.

Pre-battle

[Minerva]
General Hermine.
I cannot go ahead with this battle.
As an honourable knight of Macedonia, I wish to fight an open front battle.
[Hermine]
But, Princess Minerva.
Your Macedonian army, at Orleans, has already lost over half of its soldiers.
To restore the army, we must bide for time at this castle.
I came here following his highness's orders.
And here, I would expect you to follow mine.
You cannot have forgotten what will happen if you disobey the Empire.
Your sister, Maria's life would have no guarantee.
[Minerva]
...I understand.
I will leave everything to you...
But I don't believe this method will defeat the Aritian knights...
You will regret it in the end.

Villages

[Uncle]
Minerva is actually a princess of Macedonia.
She is only fighting because her younger sister was captured by Durhua.
Although many fear her, she is actually a beautiful and kind person.
Is there any way to help her?

[Auntie]
The port of Warren seems to have lots of rarities for sale.
If you're going there, don't go overboard with your shopping.

[Male villager]
If you equip heavy weapons you will be slowed down by them.
So equipping light, but weak, weapons is also a good way of fighting.

Recruiting Banutu

[Banutu]
Have you seen a young girl by the name of Chiki?
Chiki is the Narga tribe's sole survivor.
Without this child, there will be nobody to defeat the Mamkutes that serve
Mediuth.
I am a Fire Dragon, but I lost something important at Peraty so I cannot fight
anymore.
Regardless, I will come along with you.
Please help me find Chiki.

Minerva's group leaves

[Minerva]
I still cannot bring myself to fight like this.
Paola, Katua, Est, let us return.

Versus Hermine

[Hermine]
Damn you Minerva, daring to betray us.
In that case, you guys shall accompany her in Hell.

Hermine falls

[Hermine]
...Urgh... Minerva...
You traitor...

Chapter end

[Morodof]
Prince Marth, we can finally talk about the Mamkutes.
The Mamkutes already existed on this continent long before humans, and were
referred to as the dragon tribe.
However, they were punished by the deities, and were forced to seal their true
form in stones and, afterwards, lived anonymously in the frontier lands...
They coexisted with humans, living a life of peace and without conflict.
However, 100 years ago, at the Durhua Region the Dark Earth Dragon Mediuth
appeared.
He gathered all the Mamkutes that hated humans, and formed the Durhua Empire.
He then led an attack on the human world, and soon they had conquered the
whole continent.
Of course, humans fought back to the death.
But in front of Mediuth's might, it was no use.
Then, at that time, a youth from Aritia, wielding the Falchion, a sword that
radiated light, appeared in front of Mediuth.
After an intense battle, he defeated Mediuth.
That's right. Your highness should know what happened afterwards.
That youth, who founded the Kingdom of Aritia, was Anri the First.
But, 100 years after that dark age...
At Durhua, Mediuth awakened once again.
Prince Marth!
You are the only one with Anri's blood, the chosen one.
You are the only one that can succeed the will of your deceased father, King
Cornelius.

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B1CH07 Chapter 7: Port town Warren
===============================================================================

Map opening

Because of General Minerva's sudden retreat, the allied army was able to enter
the Akaneia region safely.
To allow the soldiers to rest, they stopped at the famous merchant and port
town of Warren.
This town had paid lots of gold to the Empire so that they could freely rule,
and were friendly to the allied army.
At this town, surrounded by the sea and mountains and protected by many
mercenaries, the soldiers were happy to get a much needed rest.
...But, as if to mock their feelings, news of an enemy ambush suddenly comes.

Pre-battle

[Caesar]
Prince Marth, we are mercenaries guarding Warren town.
The Grunian knights have gathered from the western forts and have us completely
surrounded.
Right now, we are in a very dangerous situation.
Luckily, the eastern castle is weakly guarded, so we should be able to subdue
it easily.
We will also aid you.
Please hurry and escape to the eastern castle.

Villages

[Uncle]
In the forts, there are many enemies making preparations for battle.
It's best to take control of them before reinforcements start appearing.

[Auntie]
It seems the princess of Macedonia is being held captive at Deal castle.
If Macedonia and the Empire are allies, why are they doing this?

[Uncle]
To defeat dragons, you must use a Dragon Killer sword.

[Male villager]
In the coliseum, you will be rewarded with gold and experience if you win.
But if you die, you lose your life.
If you want to enter, you should be mentally prepared.

Versus Canaris

[Canaris]
Yo-you.
Why are you here...?
Damn... I'll finish you!

Canaris falls

[Canaris]
Glory to Grunia... Urgh.

Chapter end

[Katua]
Prince Marth, I am Katua of Macedonia's White Knights.
I've actually arrived in secret to request for help from your highness.
Our Princess Minerva is preparing to rebel against the Durhua Empire.
But because her younger sister, Maria, is still in Durhua's grasp, she has
been unable to act.
Please, rescue Princess Maria.

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B1CH08 Chapter 8: Princess Minerva
===============================================================================

Map opening

After accepting Katua's request, Prince Marth headed to rescue the captive
Princess Maria of Macedonia.
And so, decided to mount an attack on Deal prison.
Within the allied army, many suggested it was a trap set by General Minerva.
But Prince Marth believed that, in the battle of Lefcandy, he saw a gentle
female.
And it wasn't the fearful enemy that everybody described.
That person had the same expression as his elder sister...
A tragic and painful one...
From Minerva, Marth saw the figure of his elder sister, Ellis, who was still
missing after being captured by the Empire in place of him.
Princess Maria must be rescued.
Then perhaps that person can also be saved...
Marth's heart was decided upon this action.

Pre-battle

[Zhukov]
Princess Minerva.
You abandoned your post.
Why have you come back?
If you even attempt to betray me here, you can forget about Princess Maria's
life.
I trust you understand this.
[Minerva]
...Yes.
I don't plan on opposing you.
But please let me see Maria, even for just a short time.
She is still just a child.
It must be hard for her.
General... Please, please let me see Maria.
[Zhukov]
That isn't possible.
Princess Maria is an important hostage.
If you're worried about her, then stop talking and follow your orders.

[Soldier]
General! There's trouble.
The rebel army has appeared from the east of Deal prison.
[Zhukov]
What!
How would the rebels know to come here!?
Damn...
Order the dragon knights to charge!
And request for reinforcements from the main squadron.
Don't let them enter the prison!
Crush them before they get near!
[Minerva]
Prince Marth...

Villages

[Grandfather]
With a Thunder Sword in one's hands.
Even the thickest of armour can be penetrated with its lightning bolts...

[Grandfather]
This world has three great bishops.
Archbishop Miroa
Demon King Garnef
And the legendary Archsage Gato.
But Miroa died and now there is nobody who can defeat Garnef.

[Uncle]
Snipers are skilled bow users.
If you carelessly let them get close you could get killed.

[Grandfather]
Be careful of Shooters, near the northern fort.
They can attack from faraway.

Recruiting Maria

[Maria]
Oh, you are Lord Marth?
(Hee, he's so handsome.)
Thank you for rescuing me.
Please tell my sister that I'm safe.
She will definitely be very happy.
Also...
I would like to aid you, Lord Marth, by your side.
Can I?

Recruiting Minerva

[Minerva]
Greetings, Prince Marth.
I am Minerva of Macedonia.
Thank you for rescuing Maria.
We were on opposing sides in the past, but now we no longer need to be enemies.
My brother, Misheil, led the majority of Macedonia to side with the
Durhua Empire.
He was also the cause of my father's death...
If possible, I want to defeat him with my own hands.
Also, please help me rescue my subordinates.
They are the three sisters, Paola, Katua and Est, of the White Knights.
The Durhua Empire feared they would rebel, so they separated them from my side.
But if they knew I was still alive, they would come back for me.
The citizens of Macedonia are suffering under the Durhua Empire...
Please let us fight together with your highness.

Maria defeated

[Maria]
Ah... Minerva, sister...

[Minerva]
Maria was just a hostage.
Why did you... I won't forgive you!!

Versus Minerva

[Minerva]
I am looking for Prince Marth.

Minerva falls

[Minerva]
Maria...

Versus Zhukov

[Zhukov]
Damn! You're all useless.
In that case, let me personally take care of them.
Die, rebels!!

Zhukov falls

[Zhukov]
The Aritian knights...
Are strong... So strong...

Chapter end

[Nina]
Prince Marth, do you know about Akaneia's Archbishop Miroa?
[Marth]
Yes.
The great bishop who protected Akaneia with his Aura tome...
He died in battle against Durhua's ally, the Demon King Garnef.
[Nina]
Yes, well, the bishop had a daughter called Linda.
That child inherited his Aura tome.
However, after Miroa died, Linda disappeared and her whereabouts are unknown.
I heard she was sold to the slave market...
She must be very sad right now.
...Marth, I beg of you!
Please find Linda for me.
And protect her, in place of the deceased bishop Miroa.

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B1CH09 Chapter 9: Slave market of Norda
===============================================================================

Map opening

After many long battles, the allied army, led by Marth, finally catch sight of
Nina's homeland of Akaneia.
Called the thousand year palace, the golden capital of Pales is situated just
across the mountains.
Many of its treasures have been taken, and there are many imprisoned soldiers.
Marth's long journey has finally reached one of its fateful destinations.

Pre-battle

[Marth]
Nina.
We'll be able to see Pales very soon.
It must hold such painful memories for you.
[Nina]
Ah...
The fall of Pales, I can still see it in my mind's eyes.
So many people were killed.
The royals were all taken to the castle gate and executed in public, as a
warning to everyone.
After managing to escape, I turned back to see father and mother, but they
were no longer what they used to be.
It brought such a terrible shock to me...
I wanted to cry, but nothing came out.
All I felt was sorrow and regret...
But that was already in the past.
Now is not the time to be reminiscing.
Go, Marth, to the streets where I was born, to Akaneia's royal capital of
Pales.

Villages

[Uncle]
This place is Akaneia's Norda town.
The armoury and vendor have lots of nice goods.

[Grandmother]
This is terrible.
Since Akaneia fell, this town has become so desolate.

[Auntie]
I hate war.
It always makes women and children weep.
You mustn't continue like this.
Head back to your lover's side immediately.

[Grandfather]
Since ancient times, the Akaneia royal family passed on three special weapons.
The fire bow Partia.
The rock-crushing lance Gradius.
And the mythical blade Miracle.
Those that carry them will receive the blessing of the deities.

[Male villager]
Just outside this town is the slave market.
But it's just full of stray kids.

[Auntie]
Right now, evildoers have populated this region, and even walking outside is
dangerous.

[Grandfather]
No person can defend themselves against the breath of a dragon.
Any armour is useless, so fighting front on is very dangerous.

Recruiting George

[George]
Prince Marth, I am George, a sniper of Akaneia.
After the battle of Pales, I was captured by the Durhua Empire, but I managed
to escape.
When you agreed to protect Nina, I was already waiting here for you.
From now on, I will use my Silver Bow to aid the liberation of my homeland.

Recruiting Linda

[Slave merchant
Do you need a slave?
Right now we only have weakling kids for sale, but we can sell them to you for
a cheap price.
[Marth]
You are selling children...
How dare you!!
If you want to live, release the children, and leave this place at once!!
[Slave merchant]
Ah, the Aritian army!!?
Help!
[Marth]
You must have suffered, but it's alright now.
Please return safely to your homes.
.....Why aren't you leaving?
[Little kid]
I...
I no longer have a home to go back to.
[Marth]
Ah... Huh?
You are a girl, but why are you wearing boys' clothes?
[Little kid]
I am bishop Miroa's daughter, Linda.
I dressed up as a boy to escape from Garnef.
But... Then I was caught by the slave merchants...
[Marth]
Really? So you are Miroa's daughter...
But you can relax now.
Nina has also been worried about you.
From now on, we will protect you...
So you won't be in danger any longer.
[Little kid]
No!! Lord Marth, I want to fight as well.
I have my father's Aura tome, which he gave me.
As long as Nina permits, I can use it.
I want to personally defeat Garnef, to avenge my father.

Versus Shozen

[Shozen]
Burn...
Blood, flesh...
Burn everything...

Shozen falls

[Shozen]
King Mediuth...
Forgive me...

Chapter end

[Marth]
Nina, this is Pales castle.
[Nina]
Ah!
Pales... At last, Pales.
It's so great...
I have finally returned.
But there should still be many captive knights in the castle.
I really want to help them.
[Marth]
I understand.
The enemy's reinforcements haven't come yet.
We'll charge into the castle.

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B1CH10 Chapter 10: Akaneia - Pales
===============================================================================

Map opening

The many small kingdoms of this region were united, to become the Holy Kingdom
of Akaneia, over 600 years ago.
The founder, Adra the First, obtained three weapons from the deities, and
fought a holy war to unite the continent.
From then on, the Kingdom of Akaneia became known as the Holy Kingdom
protected by the deities, and the royal family were deeply respected.
Recently six kingdoms became independent, which was also thanks to the help of
Akaneia.
Right now, Prince Marth makes his first steps into the grand holy capital of
Pales.

Pre-battle

[Midia]
Boa, the people in the castle are panicking.
What exactly is going on?
[Boa]
Hmm, perhaps Nina has brought the liberation army here.
[Midia]
Huh, really?
Then perhaps we can be saved.
[Boa]
But, Midia, we can't get complacent right now.
If this continues, the enemy will decide to finish us off.
Without weapons, we're sitting ducks.
[Midia]
But, Boa.
We've finally chased the enemy away from Akaneia.
Even if we die here, we should have no regrets.
[Boa]
Haha... You're still so strong.
Still, if you die, Astria will be very sad.
[Midia]
.....Yes...
I just want to see him one last time.
That is my final wish.
[Boa]
Well, Midia, for that wish you must endure to the end.
You mustn't give up.

Versus Bozen

[Bozen]
You rebels, who oppose Durhua.
Taste my destructive Bolganone magic!!

Bozen falls

[Bozen]
Don't think you've won.
Durhua will not fall.
Urgh...

Chapter end

[Nina]
Thank you, Prince Marth.
It was all thanks to your help that we could return to Pales.
This radiant bow is called Partia.
It is one of three weapons passed down by my royal family.
Also, there is the Miracle Sword and the Gradius lance.
It seems those two were taken by the enemy.
If we could obtain those powerful weapons, your battles would become slightly
easier...

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B1CH11 Chapter 11: Gra, land of sorrow
===============================================================================

Map opening

Gra, from the very beginning, was an ally of Aritia.
However, during the battle with Grunia, they suddenly sided with the enemy.
Because they were ambushed from behind, the Aritian army was decimated.
And its king, Cornelius, and the Falchion disappeared at Gra.
It has already been 2 years since that tragic day...
Marth finally reaches Gra castle, guarded by the one who drove his father to
death, Jiol.

Pre-battle

[Soldier]
King Jiol.
The allied army has finally come.
[Jiol]
What do you mean allied army? Idiot!!
Why don't you just call them rebels!?
[Soldier]
Yes, I'm sorry.
It's just that everybody calls them the allied army now, so...
[Jiol]
Idiot!! Those fools are just a bunch of rebels.
You shouldn't have to fear them.
I can't believe this. Not only did they make it here alive, but they're led by
the Fire Emblem.
Have you requested reinforcements from the Durhua Empire yet?
[Soldier]
Yes, a squadron of Pegasus Knights are expected to arrive soon.
[Jiol]
Pegasus Knights?!
What good can those things do?!
I specifically requested either Camus's Black Knights or Misheil's Dragon
Knights.
Damn it!
So that's how they treat me?
They plan on betraying us, just as we betrayed Cornelius?
Damn that Garnef!
I don't want to die just yet.
Do you understand what to do!?
[Soldier]
Yes, your highness...

Villages

[Camus]
So you are Aritia's Prince Marth...?
Then, I have one request.
This is a magic tome belonging to Akaneia's bishop Boa.
Originally it was in the possession of Durhua's bishop Bozen, but now it is in
my hands.
Can you return it to Boa for me?
Also...
Please take care of Princess Nina...
I hope that you can protect her personally.
Well, I must leave.
We will definitely meet again.

[Male villager]
When you reach Level 10 you can change your class.
Social Knights become Paladins.
Mercenaries become Heroes.
...The others, I forgot.

[Uncle]
If you have a Silver Card, the goods at any shop can be bought for half their
price.
It's like a dream come true, isn't it?

Recruiting Astria

[Midia]
Astria!
Why are you here...?
[Astria]
Midia?
It that you, Midia?
Are you alright?
It's great... to see you again.
[Midia]
Ah... Astria.
You didn't know.
The Aritian army has already liberated Pales.
We hostages were all freed, and now we're fighting together with Aritia.
So you don't need to help the enemy anymore.
[Astria]
Really? That's great.
In that case, I want to try my hand at challenging Durhua once again.
[Midia]
Mmm, from now on we'll be together.
I'll definitely not leave your side again.

Recruiting Katua

[Katua]
Lord Marth, it's been a while.
I'm Katua.
After hearing that Minerva has finally joined your side, I have been waiting
for you.
I will also try my best.
Please watch over me.

Recruiting Paola

[Paola]
Lord Marth, greetings.
I am Paola of the White Knights.
After hearing that you rescued Maria, my sister, Katua, and I escaped from
Macedonia.
Following my promise to Katua, I will also fight together with Minerva.
However, our youngest sister, Est, headed to Grunia and hasn't been seen since.
Once she returns, we three will able to help you out even more...

Versus Astria

[Astria]
I'm sorry...
This is for my lover...
Forgive me...

Astria falls

[Astria]
Midia... Forgive me...

Versus Katua

[Katua]
Wait, I'm looking for Lord Marth.

Katua falls

[Kachua]
Why...

Versus Paola

[Paola]
Wait, I'm looking for Lord Marth.

Paola falls

[Paola]
How ruthless...

Versus Jiol

[Jiol]
Aritia's fallen soldiers...
I should have killed you all when I had the chance.

Jiol falls

[Jiol]
The Kingdom of Gra... is done for...
My daughter... Sheema...
You must... for me...

Chapter end

[Morodof]
Prince Marth, we searched the whole castle, but the divine Falchion sword is
nowhere to be found.
It seems the rumours were true.
It has already been taken away by Garnef.
[Marth]
Really...?
But, without the Falchion we cannot defeat Mediuth.
...I'm sorry everyone, but even though Aritia is so close now, we must go to
Khadein.

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B1CH12 Chapter 12: Khadein, land of sorcery
===============================================================================

Map opening

Khadein, the land of magic.
It is ruled by the Demon King, Garnef, and is a sanctuary for mages.
As soon as the mages begin chanting, no warrior can defend themselves.
One... and another one...
Brave warriors come and fall, one by one.
Khadein...
A cursed town of darkness...

Pre-battle

[Garnef]
Hahaha...
It seems those fools have come running here after all. They understand nothing.
As long as I have my Maph spell, I am invincible.
White Sage, even you will be unable to stop me.
As long as the Dragon Goddess remains at the ancient Raman temple no star's
light can illuminate my darkness.

Villages

[Auntie]
You can't use armour to defend against magic.
Instead, you can use the MShield staff or Pure Water.

[Male villager]
You can't defeat the Demon King, Garnef.
His Maph spell protects him.
The only thing that can harm him is Gato's Starlight...
...Oh, this is bad.
Please leave this place at once.

Garnef leaves

[Garnef]
Marth...
I'm afraid I don't have time to continue playing games with you.
If you want to recover the Falchion, then come to Thebes.

Versus Garnef

[Garnef]
Those that dare to wield weapons against me will die.
I'll show you the horrors of my sealing magic, Maph.

Chapter end

[Gato]
Prince Marth...
I am Archsage Gato.
I am currently using my magic to communicate with you.
... It is saddening to see you being mocked by Garnef...
Listen to me well.
Garnef and Miroa were both my pupils.
But Garnef stole Maph from me and disappeared.
Mmm... He indeed has the Falchion as well.
With Maph and the Falchion, the Durhua Empire has nothing to fear.
This world will eventually be theirs.
So long as Garnef has Maph, you won't be able to defeat him.
...However... There is one method.
Find the Star and Light Orbs and bring them to me.
With them both, then the only magic tome that can penetrate Maph, Starlight
Explosion can be...

===============================================================================
B1CH13 Chapter 13: Battle of Aritia
===============================================================================

Map opening

After being tragically defeated by Garnef's dark magic, Maph,
Prince Marth finally marches his army south, in order to fulfil his hope of
reclaiming his homeland of Aritia.
The Kingdom of Aritia is a beautiful country, surrounded by rich water and
greenery.
But, after being occupied by Durhua, the country has fall into ruin, and its
citizens live in eternal suffering.
Right now, they can finally welcome the days of freedom.

Pre-battle

[Nina]
Marth, so this is your homeland, Aritia?
[Marth]
Yes.
It has already been 2 years since it was occupied by the Durhua Empire.
That day...
I managed to escape to Talis, thanks to my sister, Ellis's help.
But she was captured by the Durhua Empire in my place.
Right now, where on earth could she be?
...I must rescue her from their hands.
Okay, everybody move out!
For the freedom and peace of our homeland, Aritia!!

Villages

[Male villager]
Be wary of the Devil Sword.
It has tremendous might, but if you're unskilled you could bring about your
own death.

[Auntie]
The eastern prison is holding a young foreigner called Chainy.
It is rumoured that he has an impressive ability.

[Grandmother]
Princess Ellis was taken away by a bishop called Garnef, and now her
whereabouts are unknown.
Ah, Princess, you are so pitiful...
Please be safe and well.

[Auntie]
Oh, you're the Aritian knights.
It's so great that you've finally returned.
Now this country can become peaceful, like it used to be.

[Male villager]
If you have a Member Card, you can enter Secret Shops.
But, where those shops are, I don't really know.

[Grandfather]
Please listen carefully, this is very important.
To the south west are two villages.
At the western village resides a paladin called Alan.
At the eastern village resides a hero called Samson.
Those two are both very strong men.
However, the two villages don't get on well with one another.
So, only one of them can become an ally.
Please think carefully before making a decision.

[Grandfather]
The Raman temple houses three Orbs containing great power.
The Light, Star and Earth Orbs.
Only once they are in your hands, can you know what their mysterious powers
are...

[Recruiting Samson

[Samson]
I am Samson.
I used to be a famous gladiator.
However, for certain reasons, I now reside here.
I am very happy to be able to serve you.
But this village and its neighbouring village haven't got on well for a long
time.
Once they know that your highness has visited this village, they will close
their village's gate.
You should give up thinking of trying to recruit Alan.

Recruiting Alan

[Alan]
I am Alan.
I used to work as the captain of a knights group.
However, for certain reasons, I now reside here.
I am very happy to be able to serve you.
But this village and its neighbouring village haven't got on well for a long
time.
Once they know that your highness has visited this village, they will close
their village's gate.
You should give up thinking of trying to recruit Samson.

Recruiting Chainy

[Chainy]
Oh, Aritia's prince.
Thanks to you I was able to escape.
I am Chainy.
I came here from a faraway country.
I have the ability to transform into any person.
After discovering my ability, the Durhua Empire tried to force me to join them.
But I didn't want to do their evil deeds.
Since you helped me, I will come and help you.
Please watch over me.

Versus Chainy

[Chainy]
Hey! Wait, I'm not an enemy.
Don't fight me!

Versus Holstat

[Holstat]
Aritia's fallen soldiers still live?
But as long as I'm here, I won't let you enter this castle!

Holstat falls

[Holstat]
General Camus, I leave the rest to you...

Chapter end

[Marth]
Soldiers of Aritia, and the warriors that have fought alongside us, I am truly
grateful to you all.
Thanks to your efforts, we have finally reclaimed our homeland of Aritia from
the hands of Durhua.
But, there are probably many enemies waiting for us inside the castle.
Everybody, don't be careless!

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B1CH14 Chapter 14: Starlord Marth
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Map opening

After defeating Holstat's knights, the allied army swiftly conquered the whole
of Aritia.
All that remains is Aritia castle, guarded by the Demon Dragon, Moses's men.
Moses substituted General Camus as the commander of the occupation army, and
was a ruthless man guilty of killing numerous people.
That dreaded Moses once again appeared before Marth.

Pre-battle

[Moses]
Hahaha... Marth, so you've returned to die.
I am Emperor Mediuth's right hand man, Moses of the Basilisk.
A pity though that you've returned so late.
Your mother, Leeza, already died by my hands.
And your sister, Princess Ellis, is now in Garnef's possession.
Hahaha...
Regret, for you cannot defeat me.

Versus Moses

[Moses]
Haha...
Stupid humans.
I'll show you to fear us Demon Dragons!

Moses falls

[Moses]
YOU... DID WELL...
BUT YOU CAN'T WIN...
AGAINST LORD MEDIUTH...

Chapter end

[Morodof]
Congratulations, Prince Marth.
Aritia has finally been liberated.
Please listen.
The citizens are all praising your highness.
Eternal glory to Aritia's Prince of Light, Starlord Marth...

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B1CH15 Chapter 15: Mamkute princess
===============================================================================

Map opening

To obtain the Light and Star Orb for Gato, Marth and the others headed for
Cashmere's Raman Temple.
At Cashmere strait, they entered a fierce battle with the Grunian Black
Knights, who attempted to prevent them passing.
But once known as the world's finest, the Grunian Black Knights had lost their
former glory and were defeated.
Now, at Raman...
The temple of Narga, where the jewels are hidden.
A new story is about to unfold...

Pre-battle

[Morodof]
Your highness, please be careful inside Raman temple.
The goddess of this temple possesses fearful might.
She will incinerate any and all intruders.
[Marth]
Hmm... I suppose we shouldn't be intruding this sanctuary...
But this temple holds the objects that I must seek.
We must try not to provoke the temple's guardians.
I will only bring in a couple of soldiers with me.

[Garnef]
Chiki...
The great princess of the Narga tribe, which fell into ruin long ago.
Use your power to burn the intruders of this holy Raman temple.
Haha...
You mustn't forget it was I who rescued Banutu from Mediuth's grasp.

Recruiting Chiki

[Banutu]
Oh!! Chiki, I was looking all over for you.
It seems you've fallen under Garnef's spell...
Please wake up...
[Chiki]
...Uh.
Ah...!
Banutu... Why...
What's going on?
[Banutu]
Ah, good, you've awakened.
Are you alright?
[Chiki]
Uh... What happened to me...?
It was so scary...
It was like I was in a bad dream...
[Banutu]
I'm really sorry...
For letting you be frightened like that...
But everything is fine now.
From now on, I will always be by your side.
[Chiki]
Ah! Do you promise?
You mustn't leave me alone ever again...

Versus Chiki

[Chiki]
...Do...Don't...
Don't...
...Get near me...

Chiki falls

[Chiki]
Uncle Banu...

Chapter end

[Gato]
Marth, I am currently at a village north of Macedonia castle.
That's right, it is already very close.
If you have both the Star and Light Orbs, please come and visit me.
Without Starlight you will be unable to take back the Falchion from Garnef.
Garnef has escaped to the illusion city of Thebes.
Your sister, Ellis, should also be there.
I have been protecting her with my power, but I won't be able to hold out for
much longer.
Please hurry and rescue Ellis.

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B1CH16 Chapter 16: Black Knight Camus
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Map opening

The Kingdom of Grunia is a knights' country, which was founded by one of the
three heroes of the liberation wars, General Ohdwin.
Since the country's formation, the neighbouring tribes were conquered by its
mighty knights.
And finally it became one of the strongest of Akaneia's seven kingdoms.
However, the current King, Louie, was weak.
He feared the power of the resurrected Mediuth, and so allied with Durhua.
Also, following several consecutive defeats, he fell dangerously ill.
The once brave and mighty Kingdom of Grunia has finally entered the age of
ruin.

Pre-battle

[Nina]
Prince Marth.
About Grunia, there is something that I wish to tell you.
You should know that Grunia's famous Black Knights are led by General Camus.
3 years ago, Akaneia was occupied by his men.
I was also captured by him.
Durhua wanted the entire Akaneia royal family to be killed, and they prepared
to kill the sole survivor, me.
But Camus didn't fear Durhua's Dark Earth Dragon, Mediuth, and he constantly
protected the young me.
Once he discovered that Mediuth had sent his personal guards, he had me escape
to Orleans.
Afterwards, he was only held captive until recently, because he had won many
victories for Durhua.
At first I really hated him....
But now, no matter what, I cannot find it in myself to do so...
If possible, I don't want to fight against him.
....I just want to see him one more time...

Villages

[Grandfather]
Oh, Lord Marth, you finally came.
Is my granddaughter, Rena, alright?
This repair staff, Hammerne, has been passed down by my family.
Please take it.
However it can only repair weapons, so take notice when you use it.

Recruiting Lawrence

[Sheeda]
General Lawrence, I am Sheeda of Talis.
I have heard much about you from my father.
[Lawrence]
Ah, Princess Sheeda.
You have become more beautiful now.
I really must thank your father, for his care in the past.
[Sheeda]
General, you're opposed to Grunia allying with the Durhua Empire, right?
Why didn't you stop them?
[Lawrence]
The current King of Grunia is a weak and cowardly man.
He feared Durhua's enormous strength.
[Sheeda]
General.
Durhua wishes to use Mamkutes to conquer humans.
For Grunia, and for the innocent people of this world, we must stop Durhua's
ambitions.
General, please stop fighting, and please help us.
[Lawrence]
Uh... But...
Well... I was ordered by my king to fight, but times have changed.
I understand, Princess Sheeda.
Even though betraying my country is wrong, I will still join your cause.

Recruiting Est

[Est]
Ah, are you Lord Marth?
I am Est of Macedonia!
I was captured when I tried to recover the stolen Miracle Sword from the
Grunian army.
But that young knight, Camus, rescued me and I was able to escape.
This is the Miracle Sword, a truly impressive sword, no?
But, can your highness wield it?

Marth nears Camus

[Marth]
General Camus.
I don't want to fight you.
You should understand that this battle is meaningless.
Nina also wants to see you.
Please forget about the past, and drop your sword.
[Camus]
Prince Marth...
It's already too late...
My homeland, Grunia, must help Durhua achieve its ambitions.
It is my duty, as a member of the glorious Grunian Knights, to fight until the
very end.
And besides, I caused your father's death...
Why don't we just end everything here?
[Nina]
Wait, Camus... I beg of you.
Your fight with Prince Marth isn't what I wish to see.
Please... I beg of you, help us... No, help me.
[Camus]
I'm sorry... Nina.
If possible, I would like that.
But... Betraying my homeland, right as it nears ruin, is something that I
cannot do.
Nina...
Our days together may have been short, but I was very happy.
...Farewell.
I pray for your happiness.

Versus Lawrence

[Lawrence]
The glorious Kingdom of Grunia is finished...
Your highness, this was all because of you...

Lawrence falls

[Lawrence]
This is fate...

Versus Camus

[Camus]
It's such a shame.
As long as I have the Gradius, I will not fall.
You guys are out of luck, give it up.

Camus falls

[Camus]
Nina...
Farewell...

Chapter end

[Marth]
Nina... I'm sorry.
I couldn't fulfil my promise to you...
[Nina]
No, Marth...
You have also suffered.
I'm sorry.
...Really.
I already knew that this would happen.
Since the time I handed the Emblem to you, I knew that...
The Fire Emblem must be used to restore the royal family.
But there is a price to pay, which is to lose your most loved one.
That is the curse of the Emblem...
The fate of Artemis.

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B1CH17 Chapter 17: Knight on the wings
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Map opening

Macedonia is Minerva and Maria's homeland.
It is the birth land of flying dragons and is widely known for being a
peaceful and rich kingdom.
But the ambitious Prince Misheil ignored his sisters' opposition and aided
Durhua with its ambitions.
He led the Macedonian Dragon Knights to attack numerous countries, to instil
fear in the people.
And, right now, he has gathered his soaring army to fight a final battle with
Marth...

Pre-battle

[Misheil]
Gato, the allied army has come.
This place is going to become a battlefield.
Please leave to safety.
[Gato]
Mmm... I understand.
But Misheil, you truly are a fool.
[Misheil]
! ....
Why did you call me a fool!?
[Gato]
You love Minerva and she deeply respects you.
Since you were young, you two both discussed the future of this country, and
put much effort into both martial arts and study.
With your combined strength, Macedonia would eventually become as strong a
country as Akaneia.
However you let yourself be deceived by Garnef, becoming obsessed with
pointless ambition, which would lead this country down the path of ruin...
[Misheil]
...That is already in the past.
Minerva betrayed me and betrayed this country...
But, Gato, I haven't lost yet.
I still have the Macedonian royal family's treasured Iote Shield.
With this I needn't fear even arrows.
That boy...
I will personally slay Aritia's Marth, for you to see.
That is my final will, as king of Macedonia!
[Gato]
Really...?
Then I have nothing more to say.
Go! Misheil, go and punish yourself, for the crime of killing your own father!!

Villages

[Gato]
Ah, Lord Marth, I am Gato.
Welcome here.
Really...?
You have fulfilled our promise and brought both the Star Orb and Light Orb
here.
Excellent.
Then I can create the only spell that can penetrate Maph, Starlight Explosion.
Very well, take this, and use it defeat the evil priest, Garnef.

[Gato]
Marth, you still haven't brought with you the Star Orb and Light Orb?
It is unfortunate, but I cannot create Starlight.
You must give up all thoughts of defeating Garnef.
Without recovering the Falchion from him, the battle against Mediuth will be
very difficult.
But if you're still determined, then you must gain more experience, until you
have reached the limits of your body's power.
Then you must arm yourself with mighty weapons such as the Miracle Sword,
Gradius or Partia.
That way, defeating Mediuth may not be completely impossible.
.....But, Marth.....
This road will be very difficult.
Are you prepared...?
Think carefully about everything, before making your decision to advance.

[Grandmother]
It seems that a great bishop resides at the northern village.
But he doesn't like humans, so he doesn't speak with anybody.

Versus Misheil

[Misheil]
Damn you, Minerva...
I still haven't lost.
I'll show you to fear the Macedonian Dragon Knights!

Misheil falls

[Misheil]
My dreams... have been shattered...
Forgive me... citizens of Macedonia...

Chapter end

[Morodof]
Prince Marth, I have already found the location of Thebes!
To the far north of Khadein, at the Marmotord Desert, there appears to be an
illusion town.
But those who went to Thebes never came back.
So, what will you do?
[Marth]
...
I must go there, to reclaim the Falchion and to rescue my sister.
Garnef! Watch me.
I won't let this beautiful world fall into your hands!!

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B1CH18 Chapter 18: Evil priest Garnef
===============================================================================

Map opening

Marth and the others were transported, by Archsage Gato's great Warp magic, to
the ancient city of Thebes.
At one time it was a proud town, possessing advanced civilisation, but now it
is desolate and lifeless...
At the central Thebes Tower... is where the Dark Bishop, Garnef, is situated.
Marth and the others must recover the lost divine Falchion sword...
And they must rescue Princess Ellis, who was captured by Garnef...

Pre-battle

[Garnef]
Marth.
You've finally come.
I, Archbishop Garnef, have been waiting for a long time...
It is a shame, but to secure my grasp upon this world you must die.
Haha... Mediuth is under my control, there is nothing to fear.
As long as I have the Falchion and Maph, even he cannot oppose me.
Well, Marth, you must do battle with my images.
The Falchion will be yours only if you can defeat the real me.

Versus Garnef

[Garnef]
Those that dare to wield weapons against me will die.
I'll show you the horrors of my sealing magic, Maph.

Garnef falls

[Garnef]
I don't believe it! Damn Starlight...
But remember this.
You may have bested me, but you won't be able to defeat Mediuth with your puny
strength.
Haha... I will be patiently awaiting you in Hell...

Chapter end

[Ellis]
Marth... I've missed you so much.
Look at how you've grown...
Father must be very happy...
[Marth]
Sister!!
After discovering that you had been taken by Garnef, I was extremely worried.
I'm glad you're safe...
[Ellis]
Garnef captured me so that he could obtain the resurrection staff, Ohm, from
Gato.
If this staff is used at the temple south from Durhua, it can allow any person
to come back to life.
Let's go, Marth...
To bring back the most important people that you lost.
Let's go!!
To Durhua!

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B1CH19 Chapter 19: Kingdom of Mamkutes
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Map opening

"Durhua" is shrouded in a veil of mystery; a kingdom of Mamkutes.
Everything started with the resurrection of the Dark Earth Dragon, Mediuth, at
this country.
The continent of Akaneia was ruined from endless warring.
Many tragic tales have been born and destroyed.
But time flows fast.
Mediuth's ambitions, of Mamkutes ruling the world, must finally end.
And Marth's journey must also reach its final destination.

Pre-battle

[Morodof]
Your highness, look.
That is Mediuth's castle.
[Marth]
...
We've finally reached it.
But why hasn't Mediuth left the castle to fight?
[Morodof]
According to Gato, Mediuth hasn't completely resurrected.
Therefore he can only assume dragon form inside his castle, where the power of
the seal does not affect...
[Marth]
Power of the seal?
[Morodof]
Yes.
I don't really understand either, but it seems it was created by the deities
to protect humans from the evil dragon tribes.
In this world there exists something known as the "Shield of Seals".
[Marth]
I have heard of that as well.
It is mentioned in the legends of the Guardian God, Narga.
But I thought it was all just a myth.
If the Shield of Shields truly exists, then why has Mediuth appeared?
[Morodof]
Oh, that I...
Anyway now is our chance, before he resurrects completely.
[Marth]
Yes.
We've come all this way, and we're so close to returning peace.
Okay, let's go, to Durhua!

Villages

[Grandfather]
Near the southern mountain is a sacred temple.
If you stand in front of its central pillar, and use the Ohm staff, perhaps
you may be able to reunite with fallen allies...

Versus Zemsel

[Zemsel]
This world, and everything on it, is ours...
The ones who intruded were you humans!

Zemsel falls

[Zemsel]
LORD MEDIUTH...
PLEASE FORGIVE ME...

Chapter end

[Mediuth]
Ha... Foolish kid!
Don't think you're so great!!
Even though you've entered my castle, I won't surrender to the likes of you!
Right now, I'll show you the true might of us Earth Dragons!!
Come... to me...
I'll send you to the pits of Hell!

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B1CH20 Chapter 20: The chosen ones
===============================================================================

Map opening

After a fierce battle, the allied army finally entered Durhua castle.
They had surrounded the castle, and charged inside from all four gates.
But separating Marth's army was Mediuth's trap.
The final battle, which will decide life or death, has begun.
The chosen heroes' destined battle...

Pre-battle

[Gato]
Marth.
You truly are a hero for being able to reach here.
In the past I used to hate these stupid humans, and so I cut off
communications with them.
However, after seeing you, I have now realised that humans aren't a lost hope.
Go forth!
The deities' chosen one, Aritia's Prince of Light.
Send the Dark Earth Dragon, Mediuth, back to the eternal darkness once again!!

Versus Mediuth

[Mediuth]
I have awakened from my sleep.
Rebels! You will suffer a fiery death by the flames of Hell.

Mediuth falls

[Mediuth]
Urgh...
I could be....
Defeated by humans...
But the heart.
Aritia's prince, protected by the light...
There will be... one day...
When peoples' hearts only have evil inside them, and that is when my
manifestations will appear.
The heart...
As long as there is light, darkness will never fade away...

Chapter end

With the Dark Earth Dragon, Mediuth's defeat, the Durhua Empire disappeared
into the darkness once again.
The 5 year war of Akaneia was finally over.
The continent of Akaneia, which was surrounded by darkness, once again
welcomed the light.
And so, Marth's long journey had now finally come to an end...

(If Sheeda is alive)

[Sheeda]
Lord Marth...
I can finally return to Talis.
[Marth]
Mmm... Sheeda.
You must go back to report to your father, right?
But if you don't return to Aritia immediately afterwards, then...
[Sheeda]
...Yes....?
[Marth]
Uh... Well... These lands, which have been ruined by war, must be restored as
soon as possible.
[Nina]
Haha, Marth, always leaving the most important things until last.
If you're a hero, then don't try to beat around the bush!
Go ahead and tell Sheeda about your feelings.
[Marth]
Nina...
What should I...?
Ah, my head...
Sheeda...
[Sheeda]
Oh! Ye-yes!?
[Marth]
I hope...
That you and I can go back together to Aritia...
[Sheeda]
! ...Yes.
I would like that...

(If Sheeda died)

[Nina]
Prince Marth... Thank you.
Everything's finally over.
Because of your efforts, this world was saved.
But to you, the price to pay for this victory was too large.
I am truly sorry.
[Marth]
Nina, please don't say that.
Sheeda's death was because of my own mistake.
But... Sheeda, for a while...
Even to my death, I won't forget her.
[Nina]
Marth...
Your love for her is...
But, don't put the blame on yourself...
Perhaps it is because we lost our loved ones that we were able to reach this
promised victory.
Although it is sorrowful, this is the eternal curse of the Fire Emblem.

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B1CEND Ending
===============================================================================

And so, the devastating
War of Darkness ended
with Durhua's fall.

Here are the records of war

Turns taken

Ch 1 Marth's journey           --- Turns
Ch 2 Pirates of Garda          --- Turns
Ch 3 Devil Mountain            --- Turns
Ch 4 Soldiers of Orleans       --- Turns
Ch 5 Fire Emblem               --- Turns
Ch 6 Trap of Lefcandy          --- Turns
Ch 7 Port town Warren          --- Turns
Ch 8 Princess Minerva          --- Turns
Ch 9 Slave market of Norda     --- Turns
Ch 10 Akaneia - Pales          --- Turns
Ch 11 Gra, land of sorrow      --- Turns
Ch 12 Khadein, land of sorcery --- Turns
Ch 13 Battle of Aritia         --- Turns
Ch 14 Starlord Marth           --- Turns
Ch 15 Mamkute Princess         --- Turns
Ch 16 Black Knight Camus       --- Turns
Ch 17 Knight on the Wings      --- Turns
Ch 18 Evil Priest Garnef       --- Turns
Ch 19 Kingdom of Mamkutes      --- Turns
Ch 20 The chosen ones          --- Turns

Book 1 total                  ---- Turns

Personal records

(Format is:

Character title Name
--- Wins --- Losses ---- Experience)

Aritia's prince Marth
He returned to the war-devastated Aritia and worked to restore his homeland.
Recently he has been making preparations to succeed the throne.

Talis princess Sheeda
After returning to her homeland of Talis she immediately headed for Aritia and
to Marth's loving company.

Marth's guardian Jeigan
He retired and became Marth's ideal advisor.

Aritia knight Kain
He remained with the Aritia Knights and guided the new recruits.

Aritia knight Abel
He retired from the army to start a small shop. Recently there have been
rumours of his upcoming wedding...

Aritia knight Doga
He remained in the army to defend the frontiers. His constitution has
increased by 10 kg.

Aritia archer Gordon
He became the pupil of an Akaneia bow knight, and later returned to the Aritia
Knights, along with his younger brother.

Talis mercenary Oguma
He returned to Talis island to help the citizens. Perhaps he already has an
idol, for there are no rumours of him marrying.

Talis brave Saji
At the Kingdom of Talis he lived peacefully as a woodcutter.

Talis brave Maji
At the Kingdom of Talis he lived peacefully as a woodcutter.

Talis brave Barts
He joined the Akaneia army, but later abandoned his post. It is rumoured that
he became a pirate...

Talis hunter Kashim
He returned to Talis to live with his mother. However his life is harsh.

Frontier saint Rena
At a monastery in Macedonia she cares for orphans.

Flirtatious thief Julian
He gave up thievery and worked in Macedonia.

Mysterious swordsman Navarre
He ignored the expectations of others and left like the wind.

Aritia mage Marich
He buried his feelings for Princess Ellis and once again returned to Khadein.

Orleans prince Hardin
He married Princess Nina, and became the 24th King of Akaneia.

Orleans soldier Wolf
He remained with the Orleans Knights, and worked tirelessly to restore the
nation.

Orleans soldier Zagarro
He remained with the Orleans Knights, and worked tirelessly to restore the
nation.

Orleans soldier Roshe
He retired from the army, but later returned and became a Paladin of Orleans.

Orleans soldier Biraku
He remained with the Orleans Knights, and worked tirelessly to restore the
nation.

Macedonia noble Machis
He retired from the army and, at Macedonia, casually passed his days.

Khadein Bishop Wendel
He became the Archbishop of Khadein, and afterwards visited all the countries.

Julian's bro Ricard
It seems he returned to thievery again.

Fire dragon Banutu
After sealing his dragonstone he left for whereabouts unknown.

Warren mercenary Caesar
After the war, he vanished without a trace.

Caesar's partner Raddy
It was rumoured that he fell in love during the war and later discarded his
sword.

Macedonia knight Katua
She worked tirelessly to restore Macedonia.

Macedonia knight Paola
She buried her troubling feelings and worked to restore her homeland.

Macedonia princess Minerva
She put all her strength into restoring Macedonia. There are rumours that she
will succeed the throne... but she denies them.

Minerva's sister Maria
She studied at Khadein and then returned to Macedonia. As a sister she served
her citizens.

Miroa's daughter Linda
Under Nina's protection she became a female official of Pales.

Greatest archer George
He became the captain of the Akaneia bow knights.

Akaneia knight Midia
By Nina's request she remained in the army and became the captain of the
Akaneia knights.

Akaneia bishop Boa
As a bishop of Akaneia he worked tirelessly to restore the nation.

Akaneia knight Tomth
On becoming a general he retired from the army.

Akaneia knight Mishelan
After the war, along with Tomth he retired from the army.

Akaneia archer Thomas
After the war he disappeared.

Akaneia mercenary Astria
As the captain of the Akaneia mercenaries he worked tirelessly to restore his
homeland. Recently there have been rumours of his upcoming wedding...

Unknown shapeshifter Chainy
After the war he left without saying a word.

Wayward paladin Alan
By Jeigan's request he became the captain of the Aritia Knights.

Difficult hero Samson
After the war he returned to being a mercenary.

Divine princess Chiki
By Banutu's side she quietly passed her days.

Wilful knight Est
After the war she fell in love with an Aritia knight and stayed by his side.

Unlucky general Lawrence
Although Grunia's rule was entrusted to him and its prince, he was later
banished by Akaneia for his opposing views.

Aritia princess Ellis
She watched over Marth and lived a peaceful life.
Saddened by the loss of Est, he left Aritia and afterwards he wasn't seen
again.

(All 45 characters survived)

Save game?
Yes  No

And so, time passes...

Book 2 War of Heroes

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                             Book 2: War of Heroes

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B2CH00 Prologue
===============================================================================

After five long years,
the great war with the

Durhua Empire, which
caused much suffering
and was later called the

War of Darkness, ended
with the defeat of the
Earth Dragon King Mediuth

The warriors who had gathered under the
Fire Emblem returned to their homelands,
and, to restore the lands from devastation,
used up much strength.

Among the countries that once made up
the seven Kingdoms of Akaneia,
Gra and Grunia were ruined.

Aritia, Orleans,
Macedonia and Talis
were also deeply scarred.

Even the grand Kingdom of Akaneia
was undergoing restoration.

Then, at the royal capital Pales,
which was still shaken by the war,
an important event occurred
with King Orleans's younger

brother, Hardin's marriage to
Princess Nina and his ascension
as the 24th King of Akaneia.
And so

After becoming king, Hardin,
although seemingly reluctant,
instantly restored the country.

He gathered many soldiers
to create a powerful army.

Following that, he announced
the restoration of the Holy
Empire of Akaneia,

and declared himself Emperor.

One year after the end of the
war with Durhua

the world seems to be entering
a state of peace.

But
the wheels of fate appear to
have an fault.

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B2CH01 Chapter 1: The Grunia expedition
===============================================================================

Map opening

One year has passed since the War of Darkness ended.
Thanks to the efforts of Prince Marth, the Kingdom of Aritia, devastated by
war, finally begins to stabilise.
The knight Jeigan, who succeeded the ill Morodof, became the prince's
tactician and helped him rule the country, by his side.
Afterwards, Princess Sheeda was welcomed to Aritia, and her marriage with
Prince Marth was announced.
The citizens of Aritia were happy for the pair's fortune and Sheeda was
passionately welcomed to the country.
However...
Nearing the day of the wedding, a letter suddenly comes from the imperial
palace of Pales, containing an imperial order.
"Dear Prince Marth of Aritia,
At the Kingdom of Grunia, occupied by Akaneia, a huge rebellion has broken out.
I request for your country to subdue Grunia.
Your highness, please send Aritia's full army immediately, to quell Grunia's
rebellion."
Emperor Hardin
The Kingdom of Akaneia is the suzerain state to Aritia, and its orders must be
followed.
The helpless Marth orders the knight Kain to protect his kingdom.
And he leaves, along with Jeigan and the others, to an expedition to Grunia.

Pre-battle

[Marth]
Jeigan, we've finally arrived.
Is that the rebels' fortress?
[Jeigan]
I just saw the occupation army's commander, General Lang.
You should ask him directly.

[Lang]
So you are Lord Marth.
Currently the situation is relaxed.
We have already subdued most of the rebels.
All that remains is this fortress.
Since you are here, I will leave the job of defeating the rebels' leader,
General Lawrence, to you.
[Marth]
Huh!?
The leader of the rebels is General Lawrence!?
Why would he rebel...?
[Lang]
Oh...
I don't know why.
But it is a fact that he is hiding Grunia's prince.
He's probably dreaming of restoring the Kingdom of Grunia.
What a fool.
He really thought his rebellion would be victorious?
Lord Marth, you will kill Lawrence and bring back the hidden Grunian royal
children.
We will leave this place to you, and pursue the escaping rebels.
We must show those Grunian fools the consequences of opposing us.
[Marth]
General Lang...
What are you planning to do!?
[Lang]
If you want to know, I am going to slaughter the families of the rebels.
Then we will burn down any villages that harboured the rebels.
That will stop them from contemplating rebellion again.
Hahaha!
I can almost see the tears on the faces of those fools.
[Marth]
What?!
How can you be so cruel...
[Lang]
Th-there's nothing wrong!
You'd best follow my orders and not think about things too much.
Or do you, also, intend to rebel against Akaneia!?
[Marth]
What! Of course not...
[Lang]
Then you'd better listen to my orders!!
Lord Marth, don't think too highly of yourself.
In my eyes you are just the prince of a weak country.
With its power, Akaneia can destroy your country at any time.
Don't forget about this!

[Marth]
...Jeigan, what's going on?
Why has Hardin handed over this country to such a man...?
[Jeigan]
General Lang was once a noble of Akaneia.
However, in the previous war, he supported the Durhua Empire.
I heard that he stole from other people, to add to his own wealth.
I fear he has continued his ways at Grunia, and caused suffering to its people.
So General Lawrence's rebellion is completely understandable.
[Marth]
Jeigan!
How can you say things so casually?
If we don't inform Hardin of the truth, more innocent people will be killed.
[Jeigan]
Your highness, I understand your feelings.
However, Lawrence's rebellion is a fact.
First, we must see how we can help him.
Basically we should listen to what the citizens have to say, so we can affirm
what has happened to this country.
Then your highness can talk to General Lawrence personally.
[Marth]
But the rebels don't know that we're from Aritia.
Can we reach the fortress safely?
[Jeigan]
Don't worry.
Most of the rebels have already fled.
All that remains is Lawrence, and the children in the fortress.
Blocking our path are only bandits, who have taken advantage of the confusion
to raid villages.
They are no problem for us.
You can order Alan to defeat them in one blow if you want.
However, your highness, we have some fresh recruits in our army that could use
some fighting experience.
To them, bandits are relatively strong foes.
So be careful not to push them too much.
If possible, I would have liked to fight as well, but my body is not what it
used to be.
I will stay by your highness's side, as your tactician.
Well, your highness, we should go!

Villages

[Auntie]
After the previous war ended, Princess Nina handed over this country to
General Lawrence, and allowed him to freely rule.
However, after Hardin became Emperor, he removed General Lawrence's power and
sent Lang's army here.
Lang stole everything from us.
Not just money, but also food, clothes and even our loved ones were...
Ah...
If only General Camus was still here. Then we wouldn't need to fear Lang.

Grandfather]
The deceased King Grunia had two children:
Princess Yumina and Prince Yubello, twins of 13 to 14 years of age.
The King was scared of Garnef, so he sent the two to Khadein.
I heard they were held as hostages and locked inside a dark room.
When they were finally rescued by Wendel, they were on the brink of death.
The bishop immediately took them to a monastery in Khadein to care for them.

[Uncle]
General Lawrence recovered the children from Wendel, hoping to raise them at
Grunia.
When the Emperor found out, he ordered him to hand over the children.
The general hid the children away because he feared they would be killed.
Following that, he lost his power and then Commander Lang came.
In order to find the children, Lang performed many atrocities.
Eventually we rebelled because we could no longer stand him.
But, everything's over.
The people of this country will all be killed by Lang!

[Grandfather]
I heard General Lawrence resided at Talis island in his youth.
At that time, Talis was not unified, and there were conflicts between the
island tribes.
The general helped a youthful chief to unite the island.
From that day on, the general and the chief, now the current King Talis, have
always been in contact.

[Auntie]
I only saw a glance of him, but that paladin, Alan, didn't look too good.
In any case, if he continues fighting it will be difficult for others to
improve...

[Grandfather]
This country no longer has any young girls.
The imperial soldiers took them all away.
Especially beautiful girls, who were all taken by General Lang.
What kind of world has this become?

Recruiting Malliesia

[Old woman]
Oh... Please spare this girl.
She is just 10 years old.
She hasn't even finished her training as a sister.
[Marth]
Don't worry, old lady.
We're not going to take this child.
[Old woman
Huh...?
Aren't you a soldier of the Empire?
[Marth]
No... You've got the wrong idea.
We haven't come here to fight.
If you require anything, please ask.
We have some food, please take it if you want.
[Malliesia]
Wait...
Please, take me with you...
[Marth]
You...
You're REALLY only 10 years old?
[Malliesia]
Actually I have already become of age...
But, my grandmother lied for me so the soldiers wouldn't take me away.
Well, I know if I stay here I will eventually be discovered and captured by
the imperial soldiers.
Lang's soldiers are like beasts.
But, you're different.
You have very kind eyes.
Please, take me out of this country and to your own country.
Is that alright, grandmother?
[Old woman]
Ah, of course.
You will be much safer compared to here.
Young lad, I beg of you. Please protect this girl.
If you want, it would be no problem for her to become your bride.
This child, like me in the past, is a beautiful girl.
She will definitely make a fine wife.
Malliesia, if this youth was to be your husband, you would be happy, right?
[Malliesia]
Honestly, grandmother.
It's far too early.
Malliesia doesn't know what to do.

Player unit nears the castle

[Lawrence]
It seems the Empire's reinforcements have come.
It's already reached this stage...
Lord Oguma, I am deeply sorry for getting you involved in all of this.
But, could you listen to one last request of mine?
[Oguma]
I was sent here by King Talis to help you.
If there is anything I can do for you, please ask.
[Lawrence]
Is that so...? Then, I ask of you...
Please send these children to Macedonia.
These children...
Prince Yubello and Princess Yumina are the children of the late King Grunia.
I have always been protecting them in secret, but that is no longer possible.
If they fell into General Lang's hands, I bet he would execute them without
question.
Please, take these children to Wendel at Macedonia.
[Oguma]
I understand...
I will protect these two with my life.
[Lawrence]
Truly? Thank you...
Well, Prince Yubello, Princess Yumina, you will escape with Lord Oguma.
[Yumina]
No! I won't go.
If we must escape, Lawrence must come with us too.
[Lawrence]
Princess Yumina...
I am afraid I cannot leave.
My body is in such agony that even walking pains me.
So, please don't worry about me.
You two must flee.
[Yumina]
Why...
Why must you say that...?
Lawrence, you fought to protect us.
That's why you suffered such a heavy wound.
How can you tell us to leave you!?
I will not go.
I will not leave your side!!
[Oguma]
What should we do, GeneralH
[Lawrence]
Hmm... This is troublesome.
Yumina will undoubtedly stick to her word...
I apologise, Lord Oguma. You may leave.
[Oguma]
I understand...
Then, I will find another way to help you.
I will find Lang and kill him...
I will use my blade to send him to his grave.
If I succeed, perhaps the nearby enemies will retreat.
General Lawrence, you must live to see that day.
...Don't get yourself killed!!

Versus Lawrence

[Lawrence]
What!? You are... from the Aritian army?
So even Aritia want to cause suffering to my people?

Lawrence falls

[Lawrence]
Please permit, citizens of Grunia...

Marth talks to Lawrence

[Lawrence]
Lord Marth!
It's you...
Although I knew the enemy's reinforcements had come, but I didn't expect it
was you...
It is a shame, that we must fight Aritia...
And fight against your highness...
[Marth]
Please wait.
I don't intend to fight with you.
From the citizens I have discovered disturbing facts about the atrocities
performed by the occupation army.
I will inform Emperor Hardin about these facts.
If I meet him, I will definitely be able to rescue Grunia.
So, please, put away your weapon.
[Lawrence]
Your highness...
I appreciate your favour.
But that is impossible.
Your highness, you don't know a thing.
You think that somebody like Hardin would send a heartless man like Lang here
for no reason?
He wanted to provoke us into rebelling, so that the Kingdom of Grunia would be
completely destroyed and become ruled by the Empire.
That is the reason why he sent such a cold-blooded man here.
[Marth]
What? Why would he!?
I cannot possibly believe that Hardin would do such a thing.
[Lawrence]
I didn't expect you to accept the truth so quickly.
However, since he became Emperor he has completely changed.
He is no longer the Hardin that your highness once knew.
Anyway, I believe we're finished here...
However, your highness, I have just one last request.
In this fortress, Grunia's royal princess and prince are hiding.
Please save those children.
If you can promise me that, I will have no regrets.
Lord Marth...
Let's just say that in exchange for my life, these children...
I will hand them in your care...

[Marth]
General Lawrence!!
How could you...

Chapter end

[Marth]
You two are Grunia's...
Prince Yubello and Princess Yumina!?
[Yubello]
Waa...
Lawrence...
He's dead.
What should we do?
[Yumina]
You fiends!!
Don't come near us!
Otherwise, we'll kill ourselves!!
[Marth]
No!
You've got it wrong...

[Lang]
Ah... Lord Marth.
You finally caught the rebels?
[Marth]
General Lang! Wait!
Those children are innocent.
Can you hand them to us?
[Lang]
That isn't possible.
Prisoners of war must be taken to my castle.
I must also execute them as soon as possible, so that other people dare not
defy us.
Ah, your highness.
You must head immediately to Macedonia.
The Macedonian army has rebelled, and its princess appears to have been
captured by them.
Emperor Hardin has ordered that you go and rescue Princess Minerva.
[Marth]
What? Macedonia?
I understand, General.
If it's to rescue Princess Minerva, I will gladly go.
But, please hand those children to me.
I beg of you, General Lang!
[Lang]
Don't be stubborn, your highness!
When I said no, I meant it.
Well, you two, come over here!
[Yumina]
No, let go of me!
Yubello, help me!
[Yubello]
Yumina... Yumina...
[Marth]
Wait, wait!!
Lang! Release those children!

[Jeigan]
Your highness, please calm down!
If we fight with Lang now, we will become traitors.
On top of that, we currently don't have the strength to oppose Lang's army.
[Marth]
But, Jeigan, can we really give those children to Lang?
That I...
[Jeigan]
Right now...
No matter what, we must stay calm!
If we go to Macedonia...
And successfully rescue Princess Minerva,
Macedonia may be able to help us.
Your highness, please stay calm for now.
We must first go to Macedonia!

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B2CH02 Chapter 2: Rebellion of Macedonia
===============================================================================

Map opening

Carrying regretful feelings, Marth leaves Grunia and lands at Macedonia, to
rescue Princess Minerva.
After the War of Darkness, Macedonia was ruled by Minerva, who removed the
generals, who had caused suffering to her people, and renovated the army.
However, the powerful General Ryuke opposed Minerva's actions.
He gathered the removed soldiers to overthrow her in a coup.
The unprepared Minerva was captured by Ryuke's followers and Macedonia fell
into the control of the rebels.
They then dispatched powerful dragon knights to sternly guard the country's
bordering forests.

Pre-battle

[Katua]
Lord Marth!!
Great, so you are here.
[Marth]
Katua!?
I heard a rebellion broke out in Macedonia. Are you alright?
[Katua]
Yes. My sister, Paola, and I managed to escape, but Minerva was captured by
the rebels...
Marth, please rescue Minerva! If this continues, her life will be in danger!
[Marth]
Of course I will.
Katua, please take me to where the princess is.
[Katua]
Yes! But we must break through the bordering forests in front of us...
These forests are full of General Ryuke's dragon knights.
If we approach head on, we'll be discovered by them.
[Marth]
Is that so...? Then we will march through the left or right side.
I understand, Katua, leave everything to us!

Villages

[Auntie]
Be careful of thieves.
If they steal any precious items, you should take them back from them.
You mustn't let them escape.

[Uncle]
Warren is such an idiot.
He actually joined the rebels because of money.
Oh, I remember he and Katua know one another...

[Grandfather]
The previous war caused many hardships for the countries' people.
The only country that had it easy was Emperor Hardin's Akaneia.

[Grandfather]
The thieves escaped with my family's treasured Lady Sword.
That sword can only be used by females, but it contains tremendous power.
If possible, please try and recover it.

[Male villager]
You should be careful of Luhmer.
He is carrying a Knight Killer.
Social Knights and Paladins can be defeated in one blow with that weapon!!

Recruiting Warren

[Katua]
Warren!?
Even you've joined the rebels...?
[Warren]
White knight, Katua, it's been a long time.
I am just a hunter.
I'll do anything as long as I get paid.
[Katua]
Warren, listen to me!
Princess Minerva worked hard to create a country where everybody can live and
work in peace.
That was the reason why she removed those worthless generals and soldiers.
But, even knowing this, General Ryuke provoked the soldiers into joining the
coup.
His only reason being because he wanted to take this country for himself.
So do you think what he's doing is right?
[Warren]
...Is that true?
I don't like the army doing as they please.
I understand. If you're going to rescue the princess, let me help as well.

Versus Warren

[Warren]
I'm sorry.
I have nothing against you, but for my work, please forgive me!

Warren falls

[Warren]
Damn... How could this happen...?

Versus Luhmer

[Luhmer]
Take this!
Knight Killer!!
I'll show you the horrors of the Macedonian dragon knights!

Luhmer falls

[Luhmer]
General Ryuke, I leave the rest to you...

Chapter end

[Jeigan]
Your highness, we found an unexpected person held captive in the fortress.
[Marth]
Huh? ...Linda!
What are you doing here?
[Linda]
Lord Marth! It's great to finally see you.
In order to find you, I looked all over for your news.
Then the Macedonian soldiers captured me, and took me to this fortress...
[Marth]
I see.
It's good to see that you're safe.
Coming here by yourself was a dangerous thing to do.
But, why were you looking for me?
Shouldn't you be by Nina's side?
[Linda]
Princess Nina wanted me to give this to you.
[Marth]
? ...!!
That's the Fire Emblem!
Isn't that the Akaneia royal family's treasured Emblem shield?!
But why give it to me?
Right now, shouldn't Akaneia be prospering under Emperor Hardin's mighty
rule...?
In this peaceful age, why has Nina given the "Conqueror's Proof" to somebody
like me...?
[Linda]
I don't know either.
Nina didn't say anything and just told me to give it to you...
I don't know why, but her eyes seemed so sad...
As if she had been crying very hard...
[Marth]
Nina!?
Why...
Linda, regardless, it's dangerous for you to go alone.
After this battle is over, we will return to Nina.
Before that time comes, you will travel together with us.
[Linda]
Understood, Lord Marth!

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B2CH03 Chapter 3: Abducted princess
===============================================================================

Map opening

At one time, the Macedonia region was ruled by the Durhua Empire.
100 years ago the whole continent was controlled by the dragon tribe, who sent
numerous slaves to these undeveloped forests.
The slaves were forced to excavate ruins and construct the country.
Many people could not find food, were forced to work, and died from abuse.
Amongst such tragic conditions, finally one youth stood up.
His name was Iote.
He and his companions escaped from the forests and fought, riding dragons, to
continue the battle of liberation.
After Durhua's fall, the slaves established their own country at these rich
and newly developed lands.
And the heroic Iote was encouraged to become its first king.
Afterwards the Kingdom of Macedonia was feared as the land of dragon knights,
and that was how it was born.
However, this strong country not only lost its Prince Misheil, said to be the
second coming of Iote.
But now, even the "Red Dragon Knight", Princess Minerva, has been lost.

Pre-battle

[Paola]
Julian!
Katua has finally brought the Aritian knights here.
I will go with them to rescue Princess Minerva.
Please take Rena and hurry to safety.
[Julian]
That isn't possible, Paola.
Miss Rena's gone missing... I'm not leaving just by myself.
[Paola]
Huh, Rena's also...
Princess Maria has also vanished. Why are the sisters the only ones missing...?
[Julian]
Anyway, I'm staying to search the village.
So, apologies, but I can't help you rescue your princess.
[Paola]
Oh, it's alright.
We should be able to save Minerva by ourselves.
But Julian, although I know you're worried about Rena, don't push yourself.
[Julian]
Ah... I'm sorry, Paola.
Say "hi" to Prince Marth for me.

Turn 2 (Enemy phase)

[Misheil]
Ryuke, a coward like you wouldn't dare to do something this big.
Did Hardin fool you with his fancy words?
[Ryuke]
Ah! ...You are...
How are you still...?
[Misheil]
You thought I was dead?
Haha... Nevermind.
Give Minerva back to me.
I don't care about this country anymore.
You can do what you want with it.
However, I won't rest until I have dealt with "that guy" personally.
[Ryuke]
Yes... But...
Princess Minerva has already breathed her last...
She cannot be saved...
[Misheil]
Don't waste my time.
Hand her over now, or do you prefer to die by my lance?
[Ryuke]
O-okay! I understand.
Hey, you, bring the princess here!

[Misheil]
Minerva, it's been a while.
This isn't like you at all.
Losing your precious Maria, and even being abandoned by your men.
Is this really the perfect country that you wanted?
[Minerva]
Mi... Misheil...
How...?

Villages

[Uncle]
Your highness. Thank you for rescuing this village.
We don't have much to reward you with, but please take this Silver Axe.
It is a very expensive item, so it should fetch a good price in the shops.

[Uncle]
I'll tell you a secret.
That armoury seems to have connections with the rebels.
If you're going to visit it, be extra careful.

[Female villager]
Not long ago, there was a travelling paladin who visited here.
He was wearing a mask, but I bet he's a really handsome person underneath.
He was very gentle, but he seemed very sorrowful as well.
Sigh, will I see him again?

[Grandfather]
Without Est, the Pegasus sisters have become really lonely.
I am a fan of their Triangle Attack...
Oh, Est...
Please come back soon.

[Auntie]
What's going to happen to Macedonia now?
First they said Prince Misheil died, then Princess Maria went missing...
And now Princess Minerva has been captured, and her life is in danger.
Ah...
This country won't become like Grunia, right...?

Recruiting Julian

[Julian]
Your highness, it's been a long time.
It's me, Julian.
[Marth]
Julian!?
Even though I heard you went to Macedonia with Rena, I didn't expect to see
you here...
Is Rena well?
Of course, since she is with you.
[Julian]
Well...
Miss Rena suddenly disappeared...
I... What should I do?
[Marth]
Huh?
Wait, Julian, what happened?
[Julian]
Miss Rena vanished yesterday.
I heard from the villagers that a nasty-looking bishop came by.
It seems Miss Rena was taken by him.
[Marth]
A bishop...?
Julian! I heard Princess Maria has also gone missing.
I have a bad feeling about all of this.
Anyway, staying here won't achieve anything.
You should come with us.
I am also worried about Rena.
We can help you look for her.
[Julian]
Your highness...
Thank you.

Recruiting Machis

[Julian]
Hey! That was uncalled for.
Why do you always keep picking on me?
If you continue like this, you'll make Miss Rena sad.
[Machis]
Oh, it's Julian.
Are you still clinging onto Rena?
No way, I'm not handing my cute sister to a thief like you.
[Julian]
Don't worry...
Rena and I aren't that close.
I just want to help her, any little that I can.
[Machis]
Oh, I finally understand.
You're really cool, Julian!
[Julian]
Well, I... uh... never expected to hear you say that...
Nevermind.
If you're worried about Rena, come with us.
[Machis]
Oh, really? Thanks.
I was forced to join the rebels. I didn't really want to fight.
Well, "little brother", let's join forces to find my cute Rena!

Versus Machis

[Machis]
Rena...
Where are you?
Even just once, I want to see you before I die...

Machis falls

[Machis]
Rena...
Forgive this useless brother.

Versus Ryuke

[Ryuke]
Da-damn...
Why would Aritia...
I'll send you to your graves, die!

Ryuke falls

[Ryuke]
The Aritian knights...
Truly impressive...

Chapter end

[Marth]
Jeigan, how is the situation at the castle?
Have they found Minerva yet?
[Jeigan]
Right, about that...
Although the enemy has fled, there seems to be no trace of the princess.
[Marth]
Huh, why is that?
Minerva should have been taken here...
[Jeigan]
Ah... Your highness, General Lang appears to have arrived.
I wonder what kind of nonsensical request he's going to give us this time.

[Lang]
Ah, I should have expected no less from you, Lord Marth.
Very impressive. Good work.
Leave Macedonia to me.
Your highness, you have a new mission.
[Marth]
General Lang, what is it this time?
[Lang]
...Well...
My castle was attacked, and the captured Grunian royal children appear to
have been taken.
The culprit seems to have escaped to Macedonia.
Your highness, you will chase after them and bring back the royal children!
[Marth]
What!?
Really, those children...
They're safe... That's great.
General Lang, I will not follow your orders.
We're going back to our own country.
[Lang]
What did you say!?
You're going to disobey my orders?
So you were behind it, I knew it.
[Marth]
What? What do you mean?
[Lang]
The one who escaped with the royal children was Oguma, the Talis mercenary.
He once served under your highness, correct?
It was you who ordered Oguma to escape with those two!
[Marth]
I don't know a thing.
But if I could, I would have done just that.
Since that time, when I couldn't rescue the two, I have been deeply regretful.
Even if I must fight you, I will still rescue them.
[Lang]
What, you!
Your actions are treasonous!
Do you want me to inform Emperor Hardin about this!?
[Marth]
Go ahead.
We're planning on going to Pales anyway.
We will inform Hardin and Nina of the truth, and of your crimes.
Jeigan, I'm sorry, but I can no longer stay silent.
I want to find Oguma, so we can rescue those children.
[Jeigan]
I understand.
You've had to stay patient for so long.
I have also already reached my limits.
Lang, you have constantly mocked our prince of Aritia with your actions.
Even if his highness could forgive you, I certainly could not.
Come, draw your sword.
Even though I, Jeigan, am old, I will not lose to somebody like you.
[Lang]
Wh-what...!
Damn, you... I will not forgive you for this!!
I will inform the Emperor, and turn Aritia into dust!
Mark my words!

[Jeigan]
Ha... He fled fast despite his big words.
He should be pretty faraway by now.
[Marth]
Jeigan...
You really surprised me.
I couldn't believe you would say something like that.
[Jeigan]
You think I'm too old?
Haha... Your highness, I won't lose to you youths just yet.
That said. Even I, who persuaded your highness to stay calm, got into a
dispute with Lang.
I was too careless.
What should we do next?
[Marth]
Hmm.
Well, we should go and find Oguma.
If Lang was correct, he should have come to Macedonia.
I bet he's probably heading for the village of Wendel's residence.
Even though I'm worried about Minerva, there's nothing we can do right now.
We should go and meet Wendel as well.
[Jeigan]
Understood.
But, I wonder about Lang...
I hope nothing bad will happen...

===============================================================================
B2CH04 Chapter 4: Joy and sorrow
===============================================================================

Map opening

Unable to reunite with Princess Minerva, Marth, in order to find Oguma and the
Grunian royal children, headed to visit bishop Wendel, who once protected the
children.
However, the bishop resides at Holm Beach, ruled by the dreaded Macedonian 
Vikings.
In front of Marth's path countless pirates await him.
Can they really safely rescue the children...?

Pre-battle

[Oguma]
Yumina, Yubello.
This place is the territory of the dreaded Macedonian Vikings.
Originally, I didn't want to come here, but we must cross through here to
reach the bishop.
[Yubello]
Oguma, I'm scared...
I want to... go back...
[Yumina]
Yubello! Be strong, you're a man!!
Remember, you can use fire magic to attack with!
[Yubello]
But Mister Wendel told me not to use it to fight with...
Not that I like to fight anyway...
[Yumina]
Honestly, you're still making excuses?
Right now it's just the two of us.
If you don't become strong, I...
I don't know what to do...
[Yubello]
Oh... Yumina...
I will try my best...
So please don't cry.
[Oguma]
Crap... This is bad...
We've been discovered.
No choice, we'll have to break through them.
You two, stay close to me!

Villages

[Bald villager]
Oh, aren't you the prince of Aritia?
I have heard a lot about you.
[Marth]
I heard bishop Wendel lived in this village.
[Bald villager]
Yes, that's right...
However, yesterday, some uninvited visitors from Akaneia came and took him
away.
Your highness, the bishop left behind a magic tome.
It seems to be the type that controls wind...
Please take it with you.

[Female villager]
Have you heard about Rescue magic?
It can bring faraway allies to your side.
If it does exist, it would be impressive stuff.

[Auntie]
Recently the influence of bandits and pirates has become overwhelming.
Honestly, this is all because the politics of this country are so poor.

[Female villager]
Aren't the star shards pretty?
If you carry them good things may happen.

Recruiting Kashim

[Marth]
Oh, Kashim, is that you?
What are you doing here?
[Kashim]
Ah, Marth!
Sniff...
Well, my mother fell ill and I needed gold to pay for her medicine.
However I couldn't find gold at Talis, so I came here.
[Marth]
Really...? That's terrible...
I hope your mother gets better soon.
Well, goodbye...
[Kashim]
.....
Please wait!!
My mother's illness...
Er... Gold...
[Marth]
Huh? Oh, that's right, I'm sorry.
Will this be enough?
[Kashim]
Sniff... Marth.
Thank you so much.
You are so kind, even to a guy like me.
[Marth]
Kashim... What...?
Aren't you being just a little over the top?
Helping people in need is the natural thing to do.
[Kashim]
No, Marth!
You are my saviour.
I also wish to help you, Marth.
Please take me with you.
I will lend my life to you!!

Recruiting Sirius

[Oguma]
Who's there?
Are you one of the pirates!?
[Sirius]
I am Sirius, a traveller...
[Oguma]
Is that so? I'm sorry.
I overreacted a little, please accept my apologies.
[Sirius]
Those children...
[Oguma]
Something happened, so I'm taking care of them now.
You know them?
[Sirius]
No...
But if you're carrying the children, you won't be able to escape.
I heard, from a village to the south, that the Aritian army has come.
Leave this place to me, and make your escape.
[Oguma]
What!?
The Aritian army...?
So, Prince Marth...
I understand. Thanks.
But, why are you helping me?
[Sirius]
I want to help those children.
That's all...
[Oguma]
Really...?
So you are Sirius...
If we escape safely, I hope we can meet again.
I plan on killing the ruler of Grunia, Commander Lang.
So I can avenge a man named Lawrence...
You...
If you could lend me your strength...
With you, I believe I will be able to succeed.
[Sirius]
Hmm...
Perhaps it might be interesting...
However, to do that you must live.
Well, get going!

Versus Sirius

[Sirius]
Stained flames must be extinguished...

Sirius defeated

[Sirius]
They're such fools...

Versus Guile

[Guile]
Please spare me!
Wait, that's useless...
No choice...
I'm going to chop your head off!!

Guile falls

[Guile]
I will remember this!

Chapter end

[Sheeda]
Marth!!
[Marth]
Sheeda!?
What, even you've come here...?
Could it be that something's happened to Aritia?
[Sheeda]
Marth... Aritia...
Aritia was ambushed by the imperial army...
After being ambushed by the Akaneia, Gra and Orleans united army, the Aritian
knights were decimated...
Even the castle has fallen...
[Marth]
Wh-what!?
How could...
Aritia...
Jeigan, what's going on?
[Jeigan]
It is regrettable...
What I feared the most has happened.
Emperor Hardin has listened to Lang's words and declared us traitors.
Your highness, please forgive me.
It is because of me that this has happened.
[Marth]
No, I still cannot believe it.
That Hardin would attack our country.
Did Hardin really believe Lang, and thought that we wished to rebel against
him?
[Jeigan]
No, even if that was the case, everything happened too fast.
If they hadn't prepared in advance, they wouldn't have been able to attack us
that quickly.
I fear...
The Grunia expedition was a trap they planned for us all along, as well as the
rebellion in Macedonia...
They wanted us to leave Aritia, to divide our army's strength.
Hardin had already decided upon this action from the beginning.
What happened with Lang was just an excuse to attack our country.
[Marth]
No, that can't be right!
So you're saying Hardin attacked our country for no reason?
And everything was a trap that he set up for us?
I don't believe it.
I don't believe that Hardin would do that...
[Jeigan]
Your highness, regardless, our country has been attacked by Akaneia.
Not only that, but we were ambushed without prior warning. That, to us knights,
is the most dishonourable action one could take.
In that case, we have no choice but to fight back with our full strength.
[Marth]
Damn, Hardin...
Why...
Why did you...
[Jeigan]
Your highness...
Sheeda, what about the others?
Is Ellis safe?
[Sheeda]
Ellis...
She agreed to be their hostage, to allow me to escape...
The others... I don't know...
Abel and Est were still fighting the last time I saw them...
Marth... I'm sorry.
Only I escaped, but I had to so I could warn you... So...
[Marth]
Sheeda... Don't cry.
I understand.
It's great that you're safe at least.
I should be the one apologising.
It was because of me that you experienced such terrible events...
I will reclaim Aritia.
Even if I must fight Hardin to take it back!!

===============================================================================
B2CH05 Chapter 5: Liberation of Grunia
===============================================================================

Map opening

Following Sheeda's disturbing news, Marth suffered a terrible blow.
Hardin was once a companion in battle, and an irreplaceable friend.
But why...?
Why has he attacked Aritia?
What have I done wrong?
Filled with lament Marth, before hurrying back to his homeland, was faced with
his first challenge.
Led by the corrupt General Lang, Grunia's occupation army was based at Olbern
Castle.
Its nickname was the "Nest of Vice".

Pre-battle

[Toras]
Commander Lang.
A... Aritia's army has come...
[Lang]
Fool, get a grip.
Their army doesn't amount to anything.
They can't possibly defeat us.
[Toras]
But Lord George's archers left to quell the rebellion.
Can we win just by ourselves?
[Lang]
What did you say!?
Call George back this instant.
While you're there, call that mercenary, Navarre, here.
Anyway, I'll leave this to you, General Toras.
I must leave to prepare the defences inside.
You will stay here and guard to the death.
You mustn't let them get close.
Understood?

Turn 2 (Enemy phase)

[Soldier]
Captain George.
The commander ordered us to return to the castle immediately.
[George]
Lang...?
I hate that guy.
He treats the civilians like slaves.
I'm not seriously going to work for a guy like him.
Just ignore his order.
[Soldier]
But, Captain George.
If we do that, you will become a criminal.
Captain!?
Are you thinking of siding with Aritia...?
[George]
No, I couldn't do that...
If I did that right now, my men would get into trouble.
That's something that I must avoid at all costs.
[Soldier]
Captain George...
[George]
Alright, just tell everyone this.
Tell them to stay where they are.
However if the enemy gets close, begin to attack.

Villages

[Grandmother]
Oh, Aritian soldiers.
I beg of you, please defeat General Lang.
As long as that man is here, we will never live in peace.

[Male villager]
Now that I think about it.
I haven't seen that mercenary, Samto, recently.
I thought that maybe he had joined your army...
Samto can seem like a very casual type of guy, but his skill is impressive.

[Grandfather]
Oh, Prince Marth.
It's been a while.
How is my granddaughter, Rena?
What, she's not here?
Really...?
Then, does that mean this Hammerne staff is useless?
At least, Rena's pupil, Malliesia, should be able to use it...
Well, please take it.

Recruiting Ricardo

[Julian]
Hey, Ricardo!
What are you doing here?
[Ricardo]
Oh, big bro.
It's been so long.
Originally I planned to earn money with you.
But you had already stopped your ways.
But, even if you found yourself a pretty sister, it wasn't nice to just
abandon me like that.
Our love is just like that, huh?
[Julian]
Hey! Shut up!!
Don't spout nonsense like that, or other people will get the wrong impression.
Anyway, you should quit your ways as well, and come with me.
[Ricardo]
Ha... I understand.
Wherever you go, I'll follow you.
Big bro Julian<3

Versus Ricardo

[Ricardo]
Has anyone seen my big bro, Julian?

Ricardo falls

[Ricardo]
Crap, I blundered.

Versus George

[George]
If you hadn't gotten so close you wouldn't have needed to die.
Pitiful fools...

George falls
[George]
They're such fools...

Versus Toras

[Toras]
Position 445...
Fire!!!

Toras falls

[Toras]
General Lang...
Aritia is too strong...

Chapter end

[Jeigan]
Your highness, we've finally subdued Grunia.
However, many enemies are hiding inside the castle.
So we must be careful.
[Marth]
Hmm, I understand.
Still...
If we don't defeat Lang, the citizens of this country cannot be saved.
[Jeigan]
That's right.
He must be defeated at all costs...
Yet, we don't know what dastardly plans he has prepared for us.
So, if we're fighting inside, we must be extremely careful!

===============================================================================
B2CH06 Chapter 6: The nest of vice
===============================================================================

Map opening

Grunia has been liberated.
All that remains is Olbern Castle, held guard by the commander of the
occupation army, General Lang.
Lang used his position to steal possessions from the Grunian citizens, to
steal young girls, and to steal lives.
Historically has there been a man crueller than him?
"He cannot be allowed to live.
I will definitely defeat him!"
Prince Marth raised his sword towards the skies and shouted out an order.
Aritian knights charge!!

Pre-battle

[Lang]
Hahaha... They're here?
Our reinforcements will be arriving soon.
If we hold out long enough, we'll be able to attack them from both sides.
Swordfighter Navarre!
When they open the gate that will be your chance to attack.
Don't hold back, just kill them all!!
[Navarre]
Uh... Okay. The Aritian knights are, um, nothing to me. Yeah...
[Lang]
Oh! I should have expected no less from you.
As long as we have you, not even Talis's Oguma can defeat us.
[Navarre]
What? Oguma!!?
Uh... Um... Yeah...
I can, er, take care of that dude.
[Lang]
Good, with your words I can relax now.
Well, good luck, Navarre!

Recruiting Ricardo

[Julian]
Hey, Ricardo!
What are you doing here?
[Ricardo]
Oh, big bro.
It's been so long.
Originally I planned to earn money with you.
But you had already stopped your ways.
But, even if you found yourself a pretty sister, it wasn't nice to just
abandon me like that.
Our love is just like that, huh?
[Julian]
Hey! Shut up!!
Don't spout nonsense like that, or other people will get the wrong impression.
Anyway, you should quit your ways as well, and come with me.
[Ricardo]
Ha... I understand.
Wherever you go, I'll follow you.
Big bro Julian<3

Recruiting Samto

(Talk with Sheeda)

[Sheeda]
Swordfighter, Navarre!!
Please aid us again!
[Navarre]
Huh!? Dude, who are you?
I have no business with women or children...
That said.
(Hey, she's pretty cute)
What do you want?
[Sheeda]
.....
[Navarre]
You can't be Navarre!!
Who are you?
[Samto]
Crap, I've been found out!
I'm Samto, a, er, humble mercenary.
Since I look like Navarre, lots of people mistake me for him.
So I pretended to be him.
But I really hate that General Lang.
If you think I'm of any use, let me help you.
[Sheeda]
Uh...
I guess you would be alright...

(Talk with Oguma)

[Oguma]
Navarre...
You disappoint me...
[Navarre]
Woah, I don't believe it...
This Kill Sword is, like, so deadly...
[Oguma]
Do we have to fight?
Alright.
I guessed that we would have to duel eventually.
[Samto]
Ah... Oh, snap! Woah, dude!
I'm just faking it! ...Faking!
It's me... Samto.
Have you totally forgotten, Mister Oguma?
[Oguma]
Samto!?
The pit-fighter from Norda, Samto?
[Samto]
Yeah, that was me.
Thanks for saving me back then.
When everybody tried to escape, you got yourself caught, to hide our escape...
[Oguma]
.....
[Samto]
I heard from the others that you were taken to the coliseum to be whipped.
Even then, you didn't say anything about our whereabouts.
In the end, the young princess of Talis, who was passing by, protected you
even when she was in tears, and rescued you.
So, that is why, for Talis...
No... For the princess, you wielded your sword again...
[Oguma]
Enough...
Don't say anymore!
It's already in the past...
In the past...
[Samto]
.....Mister Oguma...
Regardless, I hope to repay your favour!
Let me follow you, okay?

Versus Ricardo

[Ricardo]
Has anyone seen my big bro, Julian?

Ricardo falls

[Ricardo]
Crap, I blundered.

Versus Samto

[Navarre]
Although it's a shame, you must die.
Take this! Kill Sword!!

Samto falls

[Samto]
Oh, no way?
I didn't do it...

Versus Lang

[Lang]
Please... Please wait.
I'm sorry... Please forgive me...
I was just following the Emperor's orders.
I also hate what I have done, but I had no choice.
So... So...
Please... Help me...
Please just let me explain.
Yes... That's right...
Like that... You let your guard down...
Idiot... Die!!

Lang falls

[Lang]
Urgh... How...
Could I be defeated...?

Chapter end

[Jeigan]
Your highness!
We've found bishop Wendel held captive in the castle.
[Marth]
Ah, bishop Wendel!
It's great to you see that you're safe.
When I heard you were taken from the village in Macedonia, I was really
worried.
[Wendel]
Lang wanted me to help him deal with the Grunia rebellion, so he took me here.
[Marth]
But, as the archbishop of Khadein, and with your power, you shouldn't need to
fear Lang.
[Wendel]
I don't like using magic in battle.
And also, I already left the magic city, Khadein, in the care of the two
youths, Marich and Ellerean.
I left because I must carry out an important mission given to me by Archsage
Gato.
[Marth]
A mission from Gato?
So, are you travelling the continent?
[Wendel]
That's right...
You should know that there was once a sacred jewel, with markings of the 12
constellations, known as the Star Orb.
In order to dispel Garnef's dark magic, Gato created the holy Starlight magic
from the Orb.
However, at that time it created a powerful shock and the Orb broke into 12
fragments, which flew and scattered across the continent.
Gato said that this world is protected by the mysterious power of the five
Orbs.
If any one of them was lost, the world will fall into ruin.
And right now, the Star Orb has been broken. Therefore, even now the world is
decaying.
The 12 fragments must be brought back together, so that the Star Orb can be
restored.
Unfortunately, I was captured and the fragments that I laboriously collected
were taken by the imperial soldiers.
Prince Marth.
I realise that I cannot complete my mission just by myself.
Can you aid me in my quest?
[Marth]
Huh... How could this be...?
Suddenly hearing that the world is falling into ruin.
I am finding it difficult to believe.
But, are the Star fragments these?
I already have a couple.
Once I've reclaimed Aritia, I will help you look for the remaining fragments
and Orbs.
If possible, can you wait until then?
[Wendel]
Oh, that's right...
Your highness's country was attacked by Akaneia...
I am deeply sorry.
My request was a little selfish.
Your highness, I understand...
I will also fight, to reclaim Aritia.
[Marth]
Huh? Bishop, can you really help us fight?
What about Gato's mission...?
[Wendel]
I bet meeting your highness was also planned by Gato.
If that is the case, I must follow my fate.
But, can we first go to Raman Temple?
At that ancient temple, perhaps we can recover some of the lost Orbs and Star
fragments.
[Marth]
I understand.
Raman Temple is along our road to reclaiming Aritia.
We'll head there immediately!!

===============================================================================
B2CH07 Chapter 7: Scarlet swordsman
===============================================================================

Map opening

After liberating Grunia, Marth accepted Wendel's request to find the lost
Orbs, and headed to Raman Temple.
However the ancient temple, built to worship Narga, was wrecked by constant
warring and has now become a thieves' hideout.
"They're escaping with the temple's valuable treasures.
We mustn't let them take them away. We must recover them!!"
"We mustn't attract the attention of the soldiers guarding Cashmere Bridge.
We don't stand a chance of winning, so don't approach at all costs."
"Also it seems there's a travelling child dancer who's lost her way in the
forests. We must rescue her before she gets ambushed by the thieves!"
After the troops received their orders, they surrounded Raman Temple.
The flame of a new battle was about to ignite.

Pre-battle

[Feena]
Huff, huff...
Please... Help...
Those thieves... are going to...
[Navarre]
.....
[Feena]
Why...
Why... aren't you saying anything?
Oh, could it be!?
You... are... one of them?
I understand...
You can do as you please!
If you must kill, then kill me!!
[Navarre]
Miss...
Follow me.
The Aritian army is approaching from the south of this forest.
I will take you to them...
[Feena]
Huh, why are you helping me?
Aren't you a thief as well?
[Navarre]
I was until now.
But, I've changed my mind.
[Feena]
Why...?
[Navarre]
Within the Aritian army there is somebody I want to see, that's all...
[Feena]
Huh...
But, in reality it's because I'm cute, right?
But, that's alright.
My name is Feena.
I'm a dancer from Warren.
Just seeing me dance will raise peoples' spirits.
I'll show you as well.
Oh, that's right.
I was following a performing company, but I lost my way in the forests.
And then I was ambushed by thieves...
But this is great.
Even though you look frightful, you're really a gentle guy.
However, your appearance is...
Your face isn't too bad, but your fashion sense is so and so.
Also there's that hair. Does anybody have hair like that these days...?
[Navarre]
Enough! Have you finished yet!?
Anyway, just don't leave my side.
We'll head through the passageway towards the west and make our escape.
If you don't want to die, then be quiet!!
[Feena]
Ah... Ye-yes.
I'm sorry...

Villages

[Auntie]
Whatever you do, don't get close to that tunnel.
I heard that a scary fire dragon lives in there.

[Male villager]
Astria's mercenaries are guarding the fortress.
They're so strong that even cry-babies are scared silent by them.
"One less problem is better than one more problem."
That's my best advice for you.

[Grandfather]
The holy Raman Temple, to the thieves, is just an ancient building.
Those thieving rogues living in there, it's just terrible.

[Grandfather]
Have you seen that child's dance?
It is really good.
Seeing it instantly rejuvenates my tired body.

Versus Astria

[Astria]
You foul traitors!
Taste the might of my Miracle Sword!

Astria falls

[Astria]
Midia...

Versus Dahl

[Dahl]
Stealing what rightfully belongs to us thieves.
To think there could be such people in this world...
You lot are monsters!

Dahl falls

[Dahl]
Murderer.

Chapter end

[Jeigan]
Your highness, we've finally got rid of the thieves, but the temple has been
completely wrecked by them and there's nothing left there.
[Marth]
Really, even Raman Temple has been reduced to ruins?
This is a frightful age we're in.
[Jeigan]
Yes, I bet even the Guardian God Narga is furious.
It's as if we're heading towards the ruin of this world.
[Marth]
Jeigan, you know of the tales of Narga?
Can you tell me what you know of them?
[Jeigan]
Yes, but I only know a little...
[Marth]
This occurred almost a thousand years ago.
Back then there were no kingdoms in this continent, and people lived
separately in small villages.
At that time there existed frightful monsters, which would occasionally attack
humans.
At one stage, only around 10,000 humans remained and mankind was nearing
extinction.
It was said that the surviving humans prayed to the deities for help.
The deities answered their wishes and sent a gigantic warrior to the earth.
That warrior held in his right hand a sword of light.
In his left hand was a shield encrusted with five jewels.
After many violent battles, the monsters were defeated and the warrior
returned to the heavens...
That warrior was the Guardian God Narga, who was worshipped in this very
temple.
"He assumed the form of a god, and became our Guardian God..."
Your highness, you should know that line from the first chapter of the Raman
Bible.
[Jeigan]
Hmm, I have heard that before.
The tales of Narga...
[Marth]
Your highness, we must cross Cashmere Bridge next.
If we don't hurry, the enemy will gain full control of it and we won't be
able to cross.
[Jeigan]
Hmm, that's true.
That bridge could become very dangerous.
Okay, tell all the troops that we're going to break across Cashmere Bridge,
and make sure that nobody falls behind!

===============================================================================
B2CH08 Chapter 8: Soulful Bridge
===============================================================================

Map opening

Soon after reclaiming Raman Temple, Marth was pursued by Akaneia's army and
headed towards Cashmere Bridge to escape.
However, after easily reaching the central islet, the Aritian army was
attacked by a new foe.
"Akaneia's army is approaching from the north.
If this continues we'll become surrounded."
There's no way to go!
Can Marth and the others safely overcome this danger?

Pre-battle

[Kain]
Your highness, you're safe!
[Marth]
Kain!
You're safe as well?
[Kain]
Mmm, I had to break through the enemy to get here.
But, they have already secured the northern bridge now.
[Marth]
It doesn't matter.
We'll crush them.
[Kain]
No, that's not possible.
Hardin is being protected by a mysterious power.
We can't touch him.
Basically, if we fight now we can't hope to win.
You should head towards the north western fort and escape by ship to the
Khadein desert.
[Jeigan]
Your highness, the mercenaries towards the south are beginning to move out.
This truly isn't the time to fight.
We should do what Kain says, and escape to the Khadein desert.
Afterwards, we can formulate a new plan...
[Marth]
Really...?
Even though it's regrettable, that's our only choice...
Troops, we will march to the north western fort!

Turn 6 (Enemy phase)

[Hardin]
Hahaha...
Prince Marth, it's been a while.
[Marth]
Hardin...
Why did you attack my country?
Why did you do it?
Even now I am still in disbelief.
Have you really changed?
[Hardin]
Your highness, I am the Emperor of Akaneia, ruler of this world.
I cannot allow those who oppose me to go unpunished.
And that includes you, Prince Marth...
This disgusting world must be destroyed...
Everything in it is a mistake.
Rebels, this game is over.
You will all die here.
Troops, charge!
Slay the traitors without remorse!!

Villages

[Auntie]
It seems the relations between two archers should be good.

Recruiting Banutu

[Banutu]
Oh, Prince Marth.
It's been a while since we met.
There seems to be some commotion outside.
What's going on?
[Marth]
Ah, Banutu!
I didn't expect to meet you here.
How is Chiki?
[Banutu]
That child isn't with me anymore.
Gato took her back to the Ice Dragons' Temple.
[Marth]
Ice Dragons' Temple?
What kind of place is it?
I've never heard of it.
[Banutu]
It's located in the northern icelands.
However no normal person can reach there.
Besides the hero Anri, no human has ever visited it.
[Marth]
Anri!?
Then, could that place be the
"Land of Gods"
as described in the legends of Anri?
[Banutu]
I've said all that I can say.
If you want to learn more, you'll have to ask Gato.
Actually, could you listen to a request of mine?
My precious Fire Dragonstone was stolen by thieves.
If you can recover it for me, I will help you as best as I can.
Thank you, Prince Marth.

Recruiting George

[Gordon]
Mister George!
Please wait a second!
[George]
Huh? ...Gordon?
Long time no see.
You appear stronger, but has your archery improved?
[Gordon]
Yes, right now...
I am recognised as the finest archer of Aritia.
It was all thanks to you, Mister George, that I could become this strong.
[George]
So?
Did you come all the way here so that you could duel with me?
[Gordon]
Wh-what? Of course not!
This might sound silly but...
Can you come along with us again?
[George]
.....
[Gordon]
Please!
Mister George!!
[George]
I already swore an oath to Nina, but I can't stand Hardin.
He used his might to threaten other countries, and executed anybody who
opposed him without question.
Akaneia's army right now is just a bunch of paid savages, with no dignity of a
knight.
I will draw my bow against my own country, to bring back the Kingdom of
Akaneia of old.
Gordon, I hope you can pass on my thoughts to Prince Marth.
[Gordon]
Thank you, Mister George!!

Versus George

[George]
If you hadn't gotten so close you wouldn't have needed to die.
Pitiful fools...

George falls

[George]
They're such fools...

Versus Astria

[Astria]
You foul traitors!
Taste the might of my Miracle Sword!

Astria falls

[Astria]
Midia...

Versus Hardin

[Hardin]
Rebels...
Did you come here to get yourselves killed?
I'll show you to fear my Gradius!!

Chapter end

[Jeigan]
Your highness, please hurry.
The pursuers have already arrived.
[Marth]
But, everybody is still fighting.
I can't just leave them.
[Jeigan]
Don't worry, they will all escape safely.
We will all meet up at Khadein.
Well, your highness, please get onboard the ship!

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B2CH09 Chapter 9: Sanctuary of sorcery
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Map opening

After much struggle, Marth finally escaped and arrived on Khadein soil.
He then waited for the rest of his troops to catch up.
The magic city, Khadein, is a sanctuary for mages.
Many prospecting mages go there to undergo vigorous training.
The basis of Sorcery relies on sealing nature's hidden power into tomes and
staves, and freely using those to harness great power.
Hundreds of years ago, a sage created an academy here, and taught his life's
teachings to people.
However, originally designed to bring happiness to people, magic was used in
conflicts, and was bought and sold in masses.
The sage was disappointed, and disappeared without a trace.
Although it seems hard to believe, some people say that sage was Archsage Gato.
But right now, those who can wield tomes and staves are limited to a few high
bishops.
But even they can only use weak Fire and Live magic.
Powerful magic like Aura cannot be created without the power of Orbs.
Also, those who can wield such powerful magic are limited in number.
This was chosen to be by the will of its creator.
Magic city Khadein...
A proud and almighty Sanctuary of Sorcery.

Pre-battle

[Misheil]
Minerva.
If you wait in this village, you should be able to meet Marth.
Although I don't like that boy, he is indeed of heroic calibre.
You should aid him.
[Minerva]
Brother, what are you going to do next?
If possible, you should come with us...
[Misheil]
I don't plan on doing that.
I just want to find Maria, and bring her back to Macedonia.
[Minerva]
Brother, you've changed...
Or should I say, you've changed to how you used to be.
So you truly were under the control of Garnef's dark magic.
[Misheil]
No, it wasn't that.
Wanting to destroy that prideful Akaneia, and allow Macedonia to become the
conqueror of this world, was my own idea.
I originally planned to ally with Durhua to destroy Akaneia, and then later
join forces with Grunia's Camus to defeat Durhua.
But father didn't agree with me, and finally he sent me away.
[Minerva]
So that's why you killed father?
You idiot...
Didn't you know that it was a trap set by Garnef?
Father was indeed very strict towards you.
However that was because he loved you.
Why didn't you understand?
[Misheil]
That's enough, Minerva.
I'm not stupid.
When I was struck by your lance, I was just outside death's door.
Later, when I found consciousness, in front of me I saw a crying Maria,
praying to the deities.
She saved me, by selflessly and tirelessly taking care of me, even though her
face was completely in tears.
I don't believe in deities, but at that time she truly looked like an angel.
The way I treated Maria, and yet she still cried for me...
Minerva, I must go.
I must rescue Maria.
That is the only thing I can do to repent!
[Minerva]
Misheil...

[Marth]
Jeigan, everybody appears to be safe.
That's great to see.
[Jeigan]
But, your highness, what should we do next?
[Marth]
Hmmm... I want to return to Aritia, but if we don't defeat Hardin we won't be
able to save it.
What on earth should we do...?
[Jeigan]
Please wait a second.
I just received some news.
[Marth]
.....
[Jeigan]
What!?
Your highness, there's trouble.
Khadein's mage army has launched an attack at us.
It seems Khadein has allied with the Empire.
[Marth]
Huh!?
Even Khadein views us as enemies?
What is Marich doing...?
[Jeigan]
Your highness, we've got to do something.
Even though we'll probably have to make some sacrifices, we should charge
straight for the temple.
If we don't hurry up, Akaneia's pursuit squad will appear from behind and
prevent us from moving.
[Marth]
I understand. There's no choice.
Troops, charge into Khadein Temple, but try to avoid needless battles if
possible!

Villages

[Male villager]
The commander of Khadein's mage army, is a youth called Ellerean.
Although he's not a bad guy, he can be unreasonable.
It seems he really hates Marich.
Oh yeah...
The only person that could stop him is probably bishop Wendel.

[Auntie]
If you continue north from here there are no more shops.
Be sure to make enough preparations if you're going.

[Grandfather]
The Sword Killer deals great damage to Mercenaries and Heroes.
You should try and get your hands on one.

Recruiting Minerva

[Marth]
Huh!? Princess Minerva, what are you doing here?
[Minerva]
My brother... Misheil rescued me.
[Marth]
Really? That's great.
When I heard that you were taken by Prince Misheil, I was very worried.
But he actually saved you.
I wonder what he's thinking.
[Minerva]
Misheil's life was saved by Maria.
Maria is a gentle child, unlike me...
Even a man like him could be moved by Maria's gentle heart.
[Marth]
But, you also hoped for that, and that's why you didn't finish him off, right?
[Minerva]
Oh.
.....
[Marth]
I understand.
The bond between siblings cannot be torn so easily.
Princess Minerva, please look up.
You don't need to worry about Macedonia.
I already left some trusted people to begin its reconstruction.
I hope that you can fight together with us, like in the past.
To crush Hardin's ambitions, I wish to borrow Macedonia's and your strength.

Versus Astria

[Astria]
You foul traitors!
Taste the might of my Miracle Sword!

Astria falls

[Astria]
Midia...

Versus Yodel

[Yodel]
You dare trespass this temple, unforgivable!
Earth, punish them!
Bolganone!!

Yodel falls

[Yodel]
Ellerean...
Is what we're doing really okay...?

Chapter end

[Jeigan]
Your highness, there's something strange about the temple's situation.
[Marth]
Hmm, you're right, something's definitely going on.
Let's go, Jeigan.
I'm worried about Marich!

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B2CH10 Chapter 10: Two sorcerers
===============================================================================

Map opening

Khadein is a free city.
It is not under the rule of any country, and is an independent country.
Under the ruling Archbishop are numerous high bishops, and the city is run
with their co-operation.
However, because Archbishop Garnef joined forces with Durhua, in the previous
war, the city was dragged into conflict and destruction.
After losing all the high bishops, Khadein was ruled by the newly elected
Archbishop Wendel, who began the first steps along the road to reconstruction.
But, Wendel, in order to complete his mission from Gato, left Khadein in the
care of two youths.
Marich and Ellerean...
They were both skilled youths, with high hopes placed on them.

Pre-battle

[Ellerean]
Marich...
Our match is due.
[Marich]
Wait, Ellerean!
Why must we fight?
We both studied under Master Wendel.
Why do you hate me so much?
[Ellerean]
I became Master's student before you, and I was stronger than you.
Yet he gave Excalibur, which should have been mine, to you.
Why, Marich?
Is it because you're a noble of Aritia?
I was so angry.
I believed I was going to be Master's successor...
[Marich]
Is that it...?
I'm sorry, Ellerean, I will apologise to you.
However, I never once thought about succeeding Master.
I don't hate Khadein, but I had already decided to return to my homeland upon
finishing my studies.
At Aritia there is somebody that I wish to protect for my whole life...
So, that's why Master Wendel's successor can only be you.
Ellerean, please!
To reclaim Aritia, will you lend me your strength?
[Ellerean]
Aritia!?
The country that betrayed the Akaneia Empire and, so, was invaded by them?
Why should I help them?
Our mage army has already sworn loyalty to Emperor Hardin.
Right...
So it was you...
It was you who brought the Aritian army here!
[Marich]
No!!
It's all a misunderstanding!
[Ellerean]
Shut up, you traitor!!
I'm not going to listen to your lies anymore!
Will your Excalibur prevail, or will it be my Thoron?
Come! Let us find out!

Recruiting Ellerean

[Wendel]
Ellerean! What are you doing?!!
[Ellerean]
Oh, Master Wendel.
You've returned...
[Wendel]
You still don't understand my actions?
You are indeed a talented magician.
But you don't have a caring heart, and that is why I didn't pass on Excalibur
to you.
[Ellerean]
...
A caring heart...?
[Wendel]
Before, I had already decided that, when the time was right, you would become
my successor.
But what you're doing now is betraying your own will...
How are you different from Garnef?
[Ellerean]
You're comparing me with the Demon King, Garnef?
Please, Master! That's too much.
[Wendel]
Listen to me...
Garnef and Miroa were both Gato's most talented students.
But Gato saw that Garnef's inner heart was weak, so he gave the Aura tome and
Khadein to Miroa.
Driven mad by jealousy, Garnef stole the Dark Orb from Gato, and created the
Maph spell.
As a result...
His heart was corrupted by the Dark Orb.
Originally Garnef was a youth with a strong sense of justice.
But his jealousy led him down the path of destruction.
Ellerean, do you understand now...?
[Ellerean]
...Master...
[Wendel]
That is all that I can say to you.
I hope you will understand.
You still have many things to learn, and your will is too weak.
Do you really intend on retreading Garnef's path?
[Ellerean]
...Master!
I'm really sorry, I... see my wrongs.
Please forgive me!
[Wendel]
Ellerean, you should begin by letting your strength be used by others...
Understood?

Versus Ellerean

[Ellerean]
I will not lose to Marich.
His friends are my enemies.
Die! Thoron!!

Ellerean falls

[Ellerean]
Master Wendel...

Chapter end

[Gato]
Marth...
Can you hear me...?
[Marth]
Ah, Gato!
Yes, I can hear you...
You're using the power of magic to talk to me, right?
[Gato]
Yes...
You summoned me?
I will share with you my strength.
What is it that you wish for?
[Marth]
Gato!
There's something I want you to tell me.
Why has Hardin changed so suddenly?
Also, what is the power that is protecting him?
[Gato]
Hmm... that would be the Dark Orb.
The Dark Orb is what's shielding Hardin...
[Marth]
The Dark Orb?
What's that?
[Gato]
Hmmm... I guess I have no choice but to tell you.
In this world, there exists 5 sacred Orbs containing mysterious power.
Aside from the Light, Star and Earth Orbs that you have seen.
There is also the Life Orb and what is known as the...
Dark Orb.
The Dark Orb opposes the Light Orb, and it can greatly increase the strength
of one's mind.
It can give its owner courage, release them from suffering, and increase their
ambitions and wishes.
And, during battles, it can control the enemy's mind as well and prevent them
from moving.
But, the Dark Orb is too dangerous for humans to use.
It will react with humans' anger, disdain and jealousy causing them to
increase tenfold.
Eventually it will destroy their soul and turn them into a monster.
I don't know how Hardin obtained the Dark Orb.
But after that... His heart was consumed by darkness.
[Marth]
How could that...
Why...?
Hardin shouldn't be such a weak man.
He should be happy for being able to marry his beloved Nina.
Why should he be jealous...?
[Gato]
Your highness...
Humans aren't simple creatures...
But regardless, as long as Hardin has the Dark Orb you cannot win.
The only thing that can defeat the Dark Orb is the Light Orb.
If you want to defeat him, you must come to me to obtain it.
[Marth]
Huh? Gato, really?
With the Light Orb we can save Hardin...?
[Gato]
Hmm...
If his heart has not been completely consumed, perhaps he can be saved.
But that depends on whether Hardin is really as strong-willed as you say...
[Marth]
Thanks, Gato!
Please allow me to borrow the Light Orb.
[Gato]
Hmm, but I have one condition.
If you can reach the Ice Dragons' Temple, where I am, I will hand over the
Light Orb to you.
But, that won't be an easy task.
There has only been one human that has ever made it here.
That's right... The hero Anri.
If you, like Anri, are a true hero, I will lend you the Orb.
Well, Marth.
Do you have the courage to challenge Anri's Way?
[Marth]
Yes! Of course!!
Please let me go there!
I must obtain that Light Orb!
[Gato]
Then, first head directly north, across the Marmotord Desert, and then come
to Thebes Tower.
I will have somebody meet you there.
[Marth]
Okay, I understand.
I'll be there for sure!!

===============================================================================
B2CH11 Chapter 11: Anri's Way
===============================================================================

Map opening

To obtain the Light Orb, Marth headed towards Thebes Tower.
Hidden under the sands is the ancient city of Thebes, as well as many buried
treasures.
The legends of this illusion city lured many men to the desert.
However...
Nobody was ever able to make it back.
The Sage once said...
Don't go near the death desert of Marmotord, because at there lies a city
cursed by darkness.

Pre-battle

[Marth]
Jeigan, this place is...
[Jeigan]
This is the death desert of Marmotord.
There was a story about it in the Anri Saga.
Preventing my path, first was the desert of death.
With its scorching sun and blazing sandstorms.
Barbarians of the Desert Tribe and soaring dragons roam.
The illusion town was within sight, but I could only remain where I was
standing.
...
[Marth]
Really...?
So Anri once came here, and all alone as well...
[Jeigan]
That's right.
King Anri began his travels here, to obtain the divine sword, Falchion.
And that was so that he could rescue Princess Artemis...
Although it will be long, I would like to describe the legend of Anri.
100 years ago...
The ruler of this continent, the Holy Kingdom of Akaneia, was destroyed by the
dragon tribe.
Humans were enslaved and lived each day in despair.
Some people wielded weapons to fight back, but they couldn't defeat the dragon
tribe, and many people died.
Also, the humans' only hope, the Akaneia royal family, was wiped out, and so
the world lost all hope.
However, at that time, at a small city called Aritia.
It was discovered that the princess of Akaneia was hiding there.
The angered Durhua Empire sent soldiers to Aritia, aiming to capture the
princess.
That princess... Artemis was prepared to give up her own life to save the
citizens.
However the citizens of Aritia swore that, even if they were completely
annihilated, they would protect the princess.
Knowing that the princess was still alive, the citizens of Pales gathered a
liberation army, and continued the fight against the Durhua Empire.
The leader of the liberation army, Duke Cartas, fought with the royal shield,
given to him by Artemis.
As a result, he received enormous support.
Thanks to his efforts, the war finally began to become in their favour.
But then, the king of the Earth Dragons, Mediuth, finally moved out.
The dark breath of Earth Dragons possessed horrendous destructive power and
had the effect of halving the enemy's strength.
Under such a dire situation it was thought that Aritia's resistance wasn't
going to hold out.
Then, at that time, a Sage appeared and told the people that at the Ice
Dragons' Temple, to the distant north, was a sword blessed by the deities.
With that sword, the Earth Dragons could be defeated, but it definitely wasn't
an easy task to reach the temple...
[Marth]
So Anri, to save his beloved Artemis, left on a journey to obtain the sword?
[Jeigan]
Yes, that's right.
But I think that's enough for today.
We still have a long road ahead of us...

Chapter end

[Chiki]
Marth!!
It's been a long time, it's me Chiki!
I really missed you.
[Marth]
Huh... Chiki!?
You came here to meet us?
That's right... You're with Gato right now.
But, I haven't seen you for a while and you've grown.
Have you been well?
[Chiki]
Uh...
I've been really lonely.
You didn't come to visit me...
[Marth]
I'm sorry...
But, I hadn't forgotten about you, Chiki.
I wanted to ask you to come to Aritia, after things had settled down.
[Chiki]
Marth...
...I love you<3
[Marth]
Huh...!?
[Chainy]
...As if.
I wouldn't say something like that.
[Marth]
Ch... Chainy!!!
[Chainy]
Ah, I'm really sorry.
I couldn't help it after seeing that serious expression on your face...
Sorry, don't be angry.
I was ordered, by Gato, to wait here for you.
While I was waiting I got more and more angry, wondering why I had to do
something so boring.
So I thought I'd think of a prank to pull on you.
But, my Chiki impression was pretty good wasn't it?
Huh, what's with the anxious face?
Okay, let's go.
You want to meet Gato, right?
[Marth]
Chainy, how would you know Gato?
Who are you?
[Chainy]
Oh, that doesn't really matter.
Well, don't just stand there.
Follow me.

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B2CH12 Chapter 12: Graveyard of fire dragons
===============================================================================

Map opening

Marth followed Chainy and continued heading directly north.
There he faced walls of towering mountains...
As well as sheer cliffs and deep valleys...
Then, after passing countless mountains...
Suddenly, a scorching heat surrounds everyone.
Magma flowing like rivers, and sounds of roaring, block their passage.
This is truly a fearful sight.

Pre-battle

[Marth]
Wow...
To think there could be a place like this...
I can feel my whole body burning up just standing here.
[Chainy]
Flame Barrel...
The graveyard of Fire Dragons.
This is where Fire Dragons that have degenerated wait to die.
[Marth]
Degenerated...?
What does that mean?
[Chainy]
The dragon tribe is currently facing extinction.
If dragons do not seal their true form within dragonstones, they will lose
their mind and become wild.
[Marth]
So that's why they became Mamkutes?
Chainy, can you tell me everything you know about the dragon tribe?
[Chainy]
Okay...
Many tens of thousands of years ago the dragon tribe lived on this world, and
built their own civilisation.
They were much wiser and stronger than humans.
But, from nowhere, the day of ruin came.
First they could not give birth anymore and then they lost their minds,
becoming wild beasts that destroyed everything in their path.
The elders said the dragon tribe was reaching its last days.
We had no choice, except to abandon our identities as dragons and live on as
humans.
The dragon tribe panicked.
Those who trusted the elders sealed their dragon form inside stones and
assumed human form.
But there were some who could not abandon their pride as dragons and did not
become human.
In the end they lost their mind and became wild.
[Marth]
Just like these Fire Dragons...?
[Chainy]
Yes.
There are more like them, but they're all just a pack of wild beasts who can
no longer return to sanity...
These ones have become the pets of the Fire Tribe, who rule these mountains.
Well, Marth.
Let's talk about the rest later, let's go.
The Fire Tribe are nasty stuff.
If we don't hurry up, we'll become dinner for their Fire Dragons.

Chapter end

[Chainy]
Phew.
We've finally passed the Fire Dragons' valley.
Are you okay, Marth?
[Marth]
Uh... Yeah, I'm fine.
Chainy, you said that there were other wild dragons elsewhere.
Is that true?
[Chainy]
Mmm, the majority of the dragon tribe didn't listen to the elders' advice, and
were lost...
Those that survived didn't really stay at a single place.
Aside from the Fire Dragons' valley there is also the Dragons' Dale, the Ice
Dragons' Temple and the Dragons' Altar...
[Marth]
Dragons' Altar...?
[Chainy]
Mmm, behind the mountains of Macedonia is a graveyard of Demon Dragons.
That is also where the Earth Dragons sleep.
[Marth]
Earth Dragons...!?
There are other Earth Dragons besides Mediuth!?
[Chainy]
Of course.
Amongst the dragon tribe they are closest in strength to the Divine Dragons,
and possess tremendous power.
They didn't agree with the elders and left to form their own group.
They currently reside at the Durhua region, but... their fate didn't change.
Eventually the Earth Dragons all lost their minds and, together with the Demon
Dragons and Flying Dragon who had also degenerated, started to attack humans.
Of course, humans could not hope to stand up to them.
Humans almost became extinct and, in the end, were forced to a single corner
of the continent.
Then, at that time...
Narga, the king of the Divine Dragons, the strongest of all dragons, commanded
his tribe to begin a battle to protect the humans.
It was a difficult battle, but in the end Narga was victorious. He sealed the
Earth Dragons underneath Durhua and sent them to a deep sleep.
To prevent the seal's strength from weakening, he created the "Shield of the
five Orbs" and left it at Raman Temple.
But that is already ancient history...
In fact it occurred over 1000 years ago.
[Marth]
Really...?
I finally understand.
The Guardian God, Narga, of legends was actually the king of the Divine
Dragons, Narga, who helped mankind.
Those events became legends that have been passed on even now.
But if that was the case, why was the divine sword, Falchion left behind for
humans?
[Chainy]
Mmm, that is a dragon buster.
A sword designed to defeat dragons.
Narga felt pity for the humans that could not protect themselves so he crafted
it from his own fang.
The sword was sealed within Raman Temple, along with the shield.
And a powerful spell was cast on the temple, so that only Divine Dragons could
enter it.
After that, Narga left behind a will to his own people, which was to protect
mankind.
Finally, he placed the newly born Chiki into a deep sleep, thus ending the
remaining 5000 years of his life.
So, you can see why Gato is still faithfully follow his orders.
[Marth]
Huh, Chainy...?
Could it be!?
[Chainy]
Mmm, Gato is a Divine Dragon.
What, you thought there was just me...?
[Marth]
Wa-wait, Chainy.
I still don't understand. What exactly did you mean?
[Chainy]
Phew, my throat is really dry.
I can't stand the heat anymore.
Marth, let's hurry along.

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B2CH13 Chapter 13: Frozen land
===============================================================================

Map opening

This truly is an unimaginably treacherous journey.
5000 metres...
No, higher than that.
Looking down, a sea of clouds can be seen.
They have reached the summit of the cold mountain peak.
Breathing is difficult...
Dizziness is felt...
Their vitality is fast approaching its limits.

Pre-battle

[Marth]
Chainy, we've already climbed this high.
It's so cold...
Even breathing is hard.
[Chainy]
We're almost there.
Look, can you see over there?
That's the Ice Dragons' Temple where Gato is.
[Marth]
But, that was quite a shock.
Chiki is actually the daughter of the Divine Dragon King.
Also, both Gato and you are Divine Dragons.
[Chainy]
Ah...
When the Divine Dragons fought the Earth Dragons they over-exhausted their
dragonstones, and so practically became extinct.
Aside from Narga, only Gato, me and the just born Chiki survived.
However, after the war we discarded our dragonstones, so we could no longer
become dragons again.
Even so, I still have knowledge and power that exceeds that of humans.
Gato followed Narga's orders to protect humans, but that's got nothing to do
with me.
I don't like humans.
They scorned the Mamkutes, even though they had lost their power, and treated
them like filth.
I can fully understand why Mediuth and the others hated humans so much.
The Earth Dragon King, Mediuth, tricked his own tribe and became a Mamkute by
himself.
He used to follow Narga's orders and guarded the Dragons' Altar.
However the once docile humans finally achieved power and became aggressive.
They even started to attack the Mamkutes that lived in peace.
The Mamkutes were angered by the betrayal of humans, and gathered at the
Durhua region.
They formed their own kingdom of Mamkutes and began a war to conquer the
humans.
To save the humans, Gato handed the Falchion to Anri and he created an academy
of magic at Khadein.
But whoever won wasn't any of my concern.
[Marth]
Then, why are you helping me?
I'm also a human...
[Chainy]
You're different from the others.
You don't seem like an unreliable person either...
[Marth]
Mmm...
Thank you, Chainy.
[Chainy]
Don't... don't be silly.
I'll get embarrassed.
Anyway, let's head to the temple, but be careful of the Ice Dragons.
Although they're also wild dragons, they will instinctively try to protect
their temple.
Poor guys...

Chapter end

[Marth]:
Hey, Chainy.
Gato didn't really mention anything about the five Orbs, but I thought they
were very important.
Do you know anything about them?
[Chainy]
Gato was afraid of shocking you so he didn't say anything.
I will tell you.
However, after I've told you, you'll probably think it was better off not
knowing.
The orbs rest on the shield that seals the Earth Dragons...
Basically they are part of the Shield of Seals.
Since ancient times, the Divine Dragons have passed down these sacred jewels,
each possessing different powers.
To put it simply, the shield is just a pedestal and the five Orbs are what
creates the power of the seal.
So if any one of the Orbs is lost the seal will weaken.
[Marth]:
Hmm, is that so?
But, how comes the Orbs were scattered?
[Chainy]
Because the shield was broken.
The Shield of Seals was displayed at the Raman Temple, and it was stolen by
somebody who ended up breaking it...
[Marth]:
When did that happen?
[Chainy]
Around 600 years ago.
To recover the shield, Gato spent many years searching the lands.
In the end, he only found the five Orbs, with the shield nowhere to be seen.
Not only that, but the five orbs, which he painfully collected, were scattered
again after Raman Temple was attacked in the previous war.
[Marth]:
Really? ...So that was why Gato was looking for the lost jewels... the Orbs?
[Chainy]
Yep, the Star, Light and Earth... as well as the Dark and Life Orbs.
The Light Orb is in Gato's possession, the Star Orb was shattered and the Dark
Orb was given to Hardin by Garnef.
[Marth]:
The Earth Orb is in Aritia, and all that remains is the Life Orb.
[Chainy]
Ah... Anyway, let's enter the temple.
From now on I will also help you fight.
Well, let's go!

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B2CH14 Chapter 14: A mystery revealed
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Map opening

The surprising truth from Chainy was a shock to Marth.
Chiki was created as the daughter of the Divine Dragon King, Narga, and slept
in the temple because of the king's will.
The king's fear of Chiki's power was that of a loving father's.
If Chiki was to awaken, her tremendous power would eventually cause the
destruction of the world...
That is what the Divine Dragon King feared.
However, Banutu, the king's servant, became attached to Chiki after watching
over her for a period of hundreds of years became.
He awoke her from her sleep, and took her away.
So Chiki only had 10 human year's worth of memory...
"That is so sad, Chiki..."
Marth was too bewildered to think.

Pre-battle

[Marth]
This is the Ice Dragons' Temple.
Anri's final destination...
[Jeigan]
Yes. It was here that Anri obtained the Falchion, which he used to defeat
Mediuth with.
Then, encouraged by the citizens of Aritia, he became their first king.
[Marth]
But, in the end he wasn't able to be with Artemis...
Why?
Weren't they loving together?
[Jeigan]
The nobles of Akaneia didn't want Anri, a former peasant, to become their own
king.
Instead they encouraged the princess to marry the leader of the liberation
army, Duke Cartas.
Princess Atermis was unable to refuse.
"The bearer of the Fire Emblem, must give their life to the royal family".
That is a saying passed down unchangingly by the Akaneia royal family.
The Princess didn't tell Anri anything and accepted Cartas's engagement.
[Marth]
How could she...?
That was unfair to Anri.
[Jeigan]
What was worse was that the princess died immediately after giving birth to
her newborn prince.
Also King Anri never married in his life.
The Kingdom of Aritia was succeeded by his younger brother, King Marcelus...
That is to say, your highness's great grandfather.
[Marth]
Such a tragic tale...
So that was Artemis's fate?
All because of the curse of the Fire Emblem...?

Marth nears the central room

[Gato]
Marth, you must stand in front of this wall!
Only then will the door open.

Marth enters the central room

(Less than 12 Star orb shards obtained)

[Gato]
Prince Marth, you finally came!
I should have expected nothing less from the one who possesses the heroic
bloodline of Anri.
To reward your courage, I will hand the Light Orb to you.
With this, the Dark Orb will lose its power and it will no longer be
impossible to fight Hardin.
Also, about the Star Orb shards...
Is that so.
You couldn't find them all...
There's nothing you can do about it...
Please hand your collected shards to me.
Chiki is sleeping in the room to the right.
But since the shield isn't restored, I can't let you see her.
That child is still developing.
Without the Shield of Seals she will begin to degenerate.
Eventually she will become wild and attack humans.
I cannot allow Chiki to awaken again.
It is for her own good...
Marth, once you've obtained all the treasures, head to the room to the left.
I will be waiting for you...

(All 12 Star orb shards obtained)

[Gato]
Prince Marth, you finally came!
I should have expected nothing less from the one who possesses the heroic
bloodline of Anri.
To reward your courage, I will hand the Light Orb to you.
With this, the Dark Orb will lose its power and it will no longer be
impossible to fight Hardin.
Also, about the Star Orb shards...
What!? You found all the shards?
Thank you, then the Star Orb can be restored.
Please wait a moment...

[Gato]
Marth, this is the Star Orb.
You can take this with you as well.
[Marth]
Huh?
Gato, why are you giving such an important item to me?
[Gato]
The only person that can restore the Shield of Seals is you...
The Shield, itself, has chosen you.
[Marth]
.....?
[Gato]
You still don't understand?
The Emblem shield you're carrying is the stolen Shield of Seals.
To be honest, it was only recently that I noticed; its exterior had completely
changed...
After stealing it from Raman Temple, the thief removed its jewels and sold
them off as treasures.
The money was used to fund an army, which, along with three stolen weapons,
was used to conquer the world.
The thief that went on to become the king of Akaneia had the shield, which
brought him such good fortune, become the emblem of his royal family.
Now do you understand, Marth?
It is what you are carrying, Akaneia's Fire Emblem.
[Marth]
!! What...
...The first king of Akaneia was originally a thief!?
Is that true...? In that case, I can kind of understand the curse of the Fire
Emblem...
Then, Gato...
If I can collect all five Orbs, can I restore the Shield of Seals?
[Gato]
Mmm... But please hurry up.
The shield has already been broken for 600 years...
It is almost time for the Earth Dragons, sealed underneath Macedonia, to
awaken from their slumber.
Those evil Earth Dragons number several hundreds...
No, several thousands.
Once they awaken there will be nothing that we can do...
I will leave Chiki in your care.
You can find her in the room to the right.
That Divine Dragon child should be able to help you battle the Earth Dragons.
But, I will state clearly, if the Shield of Seals is not restored, Chiki will
be destroyed.
[Marth]
Huh...!?
Why is that...
[Gato]
That child is still developing.
Without the Shield of Seals she will begin to degenerate.
Eventually she will become wild and attack humans.
I made her sleep, because I felt sad for her.
But, if the Shield of Seals is restored I will no longer have to worry,
because the shield will protect Chiki.
Marth, please take care of Chiki.
You must rescue that child from the path of ruin.

Recruiting Chiki

[Marth]
Chiki!?
Are you alright...
[Chiki]
Uh...
[Marth]
Chiki, it's me, Marth.
Hey, open your eyes!
[Chiki]
...Marth...
.....!
Oh Marth!!
You came!
You came to see Chiki!!
[Marth]
Yes, I hadn't seen Chiki in a long time.
Are you feeling well?
[Chiki]
Uh... No.
The bishop told me that I had to sleep again.
But I don't want to...
Because when I sleep I'm always alone.
During my sleep, I dreamt many nightmares.
There, I became a wild dragon, like those poor Fire Dragons and Ice Dragons.
I attacked humans, and I killed them.
No... No...
When I awoke I was all alone in the dark room...
I felt so strange, but also very scared...
So very scared...
But I couldn't leave that room.
I cried many times, and then Uncle Banutu would come to comfort me as usual.
One day he took me away, and took me to a human village.
Living in that village was very fun, and everybody treated me well...
In the short time, until I was discovered by Garnef, I felt really happy.
I don't want to sleep anymore...
I feel that if I close my eyes once more, I will be unable to open them ever
again.
I don't want that.
I want to live with everyone, I don't want to sleep again!
[Marth]
Chiki, it's alright now.
I will protect you, so don't cry...
[Chiki]
Really...?
I won't need to see those scary dreams again!?
[Marth]
That's right!
Once the shield is restored, Chiki can live together with the rest of us.
Don't worry, believe in me!
[Chiki]
Ah! I'm so happy!!
Thank you, Marth!

Chapter end

(Chiki not recruited)

[Gato]
Marth, you may leave.
I will use my magic to send you to Aritia instantly.
[Marth]
Gato, aren't you coming along with us?
[Gato]
Oh...
I have something to investigate right now.
You see, Garnef has already began to act.
[Marth]
Garnef...!?
But isn't he dead?
[Gato]
Yes, his body was destroyed, but his vile spirit lives on in the Dark Orb.
He has also awakened the evil priests that served him, and they appear to be
planning something terrible.
[Marth]
Really...?
I see, Gato.
Well, we'll move out then.
[Gato]
Mmm... Once I find anything, I will contact you immediately.
Good luck, Marth.
Everything is in your hands.
Please rescue dragons and humans from the path to ruin.

(Chiki recruited)

[Gato]
Is that so...?
So Chiki was that happy?
It must have been hard for her, living like that.
Although it was to protect that child, I did many bad things.
She must hate me...
Marth, you may leave.
I will use my magic to send you to Aritia instantly.
[Marth]
Gato, aren't you coming along with us?
[Gato]
Oh...
I have something to investigate right now.
You see, Garnef has already began to act.
[Marth]
Garnef...!?
But isn't he dead?
[Gato]
Yes, his body was destroyed, but his vile spirit lives on in the Dark Orb.
He has also awakened the evil priests that served him, and they appear to be
planning something terrible.
[Marth]
Really...?
I see, Gato.
Well, we'll move out then.
[Gato]
Mmm... Once I find anything, I will contact you immediately.
Good luck, Marth.
Everything is in your hands.
Please rescue dragons and humans from the path to ruin.

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B2CH15 Chapter 15: Return of the prince
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Map opening

Marth and the others were transported to Aritia's outskirts by Gato's magic.
They were ready to begin the battle to reclaim their homeland.
The commander of Akaneia's army, General Eibel, had ordered the Gra Knights to
charge, to buy time.
At the same time he prepared many dishonourable tactics, and waited for the
chance to defeat Aritia's army in one swift blow.
Before his fond homeland, Marth's battles were about to begin once again.
"We will reclaim our capital of Anri!! We will reclaim our homeland!!"
Prince Marth's voice resounded through Aritia's skies.
They had travelled a difficult journey, but their destination was finally
reached.

Pre-battle

[Soldier]
General, the missing Aritian remnants have finally returned.
[Eibel]
Really? Haha...!
What good timing.
We will follow our original plan. Have Gra's soldiers move out to lure them
and then defeat them in one go.
[Soldier]
Understood, but, what about "him"?
[Eibel]
The paladin, Abel?
It doesn't matter if he betrays me!
If he does, you will kill the female hostage!!
He has already retired from the army.
He won't swear loyalty to the prince again.
Ha ha...!
How will they avoid fighting Abel...?
This will be very interesting to watch...

Villages

[Uncle]
Oh, your highness, you've finally come.
I have been waiting, to give this to you.
However this village and the neighbouring village...
[Marth]
Mmm, I understand.
But, for the sake of everyone, you should start to make up with them...

[Grandfather]
In the forts are many enemies.
Don't be careless.

[Male villager]
Nearby are enemy spies.
Be careful!
They will come from the forts.

[Auntie]
After Aritia fell, Ellis was taken to an unknown place by a black-robed
bishop...
Oh... Princess Ellis...
I pray that you are safe and well...

[Female villager]
Since being ruled by the imperial army, our days have been difficultly passed.
But, we all believed that Lord Marth would definitely come back for us.
He would rescue us all from our suffering...
Because, our Lord Marth is the warrior of light chosen by the deities... the
Starlord!

[Auntie]
Oh, you...
Where did you all go to?
You all went missing for so long that everyone became very worried about you.

[Male villager]
The Kingdom of Gra views Aritia as its enemy.
But, in reality, they were forced to fight because of their alliance with
Akaneia.

[Male villager]
The mercenaries protecting the castle are Astria's elites.
It would be great if they could become your allies.

Recruiting Abel

(Talk with Est)

[Est]
Abel...
I'm sorry, you must have suffered.
[Abel]
Est!!
You're safe.
[Est]
Yes, Lord Marth rescued me.
I'm alright now.
[Abel]
Really...?
Damn, Akaneia...
But how should I apologise to Lord Marth...?
[Est]
I'm sorry... It was all because of me.
[Abel]
No, Est!
It was nothing to do with you!!
Those fools... I won't forgive them...
I'll show them how deep my anger is!!

(Talk with Marth)

[Marth]
Abel!?
Why are you...
I don't believe this, you're betraying your homeland!?
[Abel]
Lord Marth...
Please forgive me...
They took Est...
If I didn't fight... They would kill her.
...But after meeting your highness, I can... no longer... fight... against
Aritia...
Est... I'm sorry, please forgive me!!

Versus Abel

[Abel]
Your highness... Please forgive me...
I don't want to lose Est...

Abel falls

[Abel]
Est...

Versus Eibel

[Eibel]
What!
Being able to defeat my great army.
Are you even human?

Eibel falls

[Eibel]
My Akaneia army could be defeated...?

Chapter end

[Marth]
That was a fierce battle.
Is everybody alright?
[Jeigan]
Don't worry, they have been awaiting this day for a long time.
[Marth]
Akaneia's actions were too cold-hearted.
They even had innocent citizens killed.
How can I apologise to the citizens...?
I only bring trouble to everybody...
Perhaps I'm not fit to protect this country.
[Jeigan]
No, your highness, you're wrong!
Your highness, you have a gentle heart, so that is why no matter what
hardships, we can endure them.
We believe in your highness, so that is why we follow you.
Your highness, please raise your spirit!!
We still haven't reclaimed Aritia castle.
There are probably many enemies awaiting us, but this is our castle.
We already know how to fight this battle.
Well, Lord Marth!
Let's go!!

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B2CH16 Chapter 16: Reclaiming the capital
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Map opening

This was a fierce battle like no other.
But, their homeland of Aritia has been liberated.
All that remains is the castle...
If I could regain Aritia castle, where I was born...
Everybody, thank you...
I really must thank you all for placing your trust in me...
Before Marth's face flowed shimmering tears...
Even the girl, who gently wiped his tears away, couldn't prevent her own
tears...

Pre-battle

[Marth]
What's going on...?
Even thieves have managed to find their way in.
Could the Earth Orb have been taken by them!?
[Jeigan]
Your highness, a suspicious thief is escaping towards the north.
We should send somebody in pursuit before it's too late.
[Marth]
Mmm, but we can't use horses or Pegasi inside, so what should we do...

Recruiting Astria

[George]
Astria, how are you doing?
[Astria]
So it's the traitor, George.
What do you want with me?
[George]
Wait, Astria.
General Eibel has already fallen.
You won't be able to win even if you continue fighting.
[Astria]
You want me to surrender...?
Never!
Even if I am the last one standing.
I am a warrior of Akaneia to the end!!
[George]
Why are you...
Who are you fighting for?
Are you fighting for Emperor Hardin?
[Astria]
No!
It's not because of that man, but because of Nina...
And for Akaneia!!
[George]
But, did Nina tell you to fight here?
Do you really think that Nina would hope for this kind of battle?
[Astria]
Well... I hadn't seen Nina for a while.
I was told that she fell ill, and that I couldn't see her.
But... Since Hardin is Emperor of Akaneia, I have no choice.
If I don't follow his orders I will become a traitor, and I will be betraying
Nina.
[George]
Astria, Nina already entrusted the Emblem to Prince Marth. Do you
understand... the meaning of her actions?
[Astria]
Wh-what!!
When did this happen, George?
Nina requested Prince Marth for help?
[George]
I believe that is the only explanation.
Astria, if you want to find out the truth then come with us...
If you die here, what will Midia do?
You must live on, for her.
You must live on, so you can confirm with your eyes what is happening.
[Astria]
Hmm...
I guess I have no choice.
But, George.
If this war is as Hardin said, and was caused by Prince Marth's ambitions.
I will never forgive you!
Remember that!!

Versus Astria

[Astria]
You foul traitors!
Taste the might of my Miracle Sword!

Astria falls

[Astria]
Midia...

Versus Willow

[Willow]
Hahaha...
It's time for me to show you...
The destructive power of my Meteor magic...

Willow falls

[Willow]
Emperor Hardin, forgive me...

Chapter end

[Jeigan]
Prince Marth.
The enemies in the castle have been vanquished.
Aritia is finally in our hands again.
[Marth]
Really? That's great.
But, I still don't see my sister...
[Gato]
Your highness, Princess Ellis was taken by Garnef.
[Marth]
Huh? Gato, is that true!?
[Gato]
He ordered the dark priests to search for sisters of noble birth.
Rena, Maria... and even your sister Ellis. They have all been taken by
Garnef...
[Marth]
Is that so...
But what is he planning on doing by capturing them?
[Gato]
That I don't know, but I bet it's not anything good.
The chain of events so far was all the doing of Garnef.
[Marth]
Gato!
Where is he now?
[Gato]
I don't know, but I bet Garnef's next target will be Princess Nina.
So he is probably at Pales...
[Marth]
I see.
We will go to Pales.
I will rescue Hardin from the Dark Orb's influence.
I will defeat Garnef and the dark priests...
And I will rescue the captured sisters!!

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B2CH17 Chapter 17: Setting sun of Gra
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Map opening

Marth and the others once again moved out from Aritia, and headed towards the
imperial capital of Pales.
But, along their way, they passed through the Kingdom of Gra, a land allied to
Akaneia.
In the previous war Gra sided with the Durhua Empire, which resulted in their
king, Jiol, dying in battle and the destruction of the kingdom.
The country was once a part of Aritia, but they sided with Akaneia after
listening to Hardin's orders.
Hardin found King Jiol's daughter, Princess Sheema, and allowed her to ascend
the throne, and he then ordered reinforcements from Gra.
Sheema received wild support from the citizens of Gra.
To them, Sheema was their only hope.
The youths all volunteered to become soldiers.
They were happy to move out and have the chance to defeat their bitter enemy,
Aritia.
But, their dreams were shattered in an instant...
Before the fast approaching Aritian elites, Gra's soldiers lost all morale,
and fled for their lives.

Pre-battle

[Samson]
Princess Sheema, it seems the Aritian army has arrived.
[Sheema]
Really...?
It's already the end.
Samson, I have brought you much trouble.
I need to watch the final days of my Kingdom of Gra.
You may leave now.
[Samson]
Princess, isn't it already enough?
Shouldn't you despise King Jiol for forcefully taking your mother?
Isn't that why you hid at Pales and stayed away from this country?
Right now you are just being tricked by Hardin, and being used by him.
[Sheema]
Perhaps.
I heard that the people of Gra wished for the restoration of the country, and
that's why I agreed to help him.
However Hardin is only interested in using us.
He would just throw us away like rubbish the moment we became useless to him.
Still, I will not leave!
How can I just abandon those fighting for my sake!?
[Samson]
Impossible...
How can our fresh recruits resist Aritia's elites...?
Fine, if you're staying, I will also stay to the end.
This could be interesting.
[Sheema]
Samson...
Why are you doing this?
Aren't you mercenaries only interested in being paid with gold?
I no longer have money to give you...
[Samson]
I don't know why either.
It's just... Sometimes men feel like there are things that they must do.
Also, I want to see how that kid fights this battle.
If he truly is a hero, perhaps your mind may be changed...

Villages

[Grandfather]
Hardin sent troops here to prevent Gra from rebelling.
The Akaneia soldiers are the only ones that can still fight.

[Auntie]
Princess Sheema is the child of King Jiol's second wife.
But, she is different from the king.
She is a very kind person.
The princess is prepared to sacrifice her life for her soldiers.
Is there no way to save her?

[Auntie]
The soldiers here are all foreigners.
There's nobody else to protect this country, because the knights of this
country all died.
Right now, the actions of the Akaneia soldiers are deplorable.
They're just the same as thieves...
Those lowlifes!

[Female villager]
Ah... Please leave me.
I already have nothing to give you.
[Marth]
Ah, please don't get us wrong.
We aren't here to steal.
[Female villager]
But, didn't you all come here from Aritia for revenge?
[Marth]
No, we don't want to fight Gra, because Gra and Aritia were originally like
one family.
[Female villager]
Is that true...?
Then, I will give my most important treasure... to... you<3

Recruiting Sheema

[Marth]
You are Princess Sheema?
It's great to see you safe.
I don't view Gra as an enemy.
Gra and my country were originally one country.
The country may have divided after Anri's death, but we always got on well as
allies.
But, in the previous war, I felt deeply regretful about things turning out the
way they did.
Princess Sheema, please allow us to be friends once again.
I don't want to fight Gra.
[Sheema]
Prince Marth...
Once I heard that you didn't attack my fleeing soldiers, I was really
surprised.
You truly are the second coming of King Anri.
I trust you.
Please... Treat the citizens of Gra... as if they were your citizens.
I will hand my whole country to your care... Prince Marth.

Recruiting Samson

[Samson]
That's great, Sheema.
Now I can finally leave without worry.
[Sheema]
Samson...
Can you not leave...?
[Samson]
You don't need me anymore.
From now on Prince Marth will protect you.
[Sheema]
Don't leave!
I don't want you to leave...
[Samson]
Huh, what?
Why do keep me?
It doesn't seem like you.
...Fine.
If you say you need me, I won't go anywhere else.
I will protect you wherever you may go.
Is that fine with you?
[Sheema]
Yes...

Versus Sheema

[Sheema]
You...
You dare treat my citizens like that...
Die!

Sheema falls

[Sheema]
Forgive me, citizens of Gra.

Versus Samson

(If Sheema is dead)

[Samson]
Prince Marth...
I thought you were a noble person, but you're just a murderer...
You disappoint me.

Samson falls

[Samson]
Sheema...

Chapter end

[Jeigan]
Lord Marth, if this battle continues it will become meaningless, and will only
give more time for Hardin.
[Marth]
Mmm, I was thinking the same.
If we keep heading east, more needless blood will be spilt.
So I have decided a different route for us to go.
How about we go directly south from Menedi, and enter Pales from Adria Peak?
[Jeigan]
You want the troops to cross that dangerous mountain path?
It's too dangerous...
[Marth]
I am already prepared for danger.
Besides, we were able to conquer the dangerous Anri's Way, so this should be
easy in comparison...
[Jeigan]
...That's a fair point.
If we can cross it, we can attack the enemy from the rear.
Understood, we'll try that.

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B2CH18 Chapter 18: Battle of the pass
===============================================================================

Map opening

To avoid needless battle, the Aritian army decided to cross the central
mountain range, said to be impassable for a large army.
Once they passed Adria Peak, they would be directly at Pales.
Hurry, we can't let the enemy spot us!
We must charge straight through!!
Marth and the others were anxious, but they carried on advancing across the
narrow mountain road.
But they didn't expect, in the middle of the cliff, to be ambushed by an
unfathomable enemy.
They were the northern Kingdom of Orleans's elite squad, the "Wolf Knights",
who had headed south to aid Akaneia.

Pre-battle

[Roshe]
Wolf, Zagaro, Biraku.
Is this really okay...?
Can we really fight this battle?
[Wolf]
Roshe! What are you trying to say?
Look, the Aritian army is marching along the narrow mountain road.
Now's our only chance to defeat them.
[Biraku]
Yes, Roshe.
We swore that we could sacrifice our lives for Lord Hardin.
Lord Hardin was the one who freed us plains people from slavery.
If we don't fight Aritia now, Pales will fall.
Do you want Lord Hardin to be defeated by them?
[Zagaro]
That's right!
Prince Marth wants to destroy Akaneia, and conquer the world.
And that's why he joined forces with Macedonia to crush Grunia.
Now he even has Gra under his rule.
If we don't do something, the whole world will fall under his control.
[Roshe]
I still don't believe it.
I cannot believe Prince Marth would have such ambitions.
[Wolf]
What? Are you saying that Emperor Hardin lied?
Do you think that he would stoop to such a low!?
Enough, Roshe!!
You disappoint me, if you want to betray us then go ahead.
Zagaro, Biraku, let's go.
If we're too slow, they will pass us.
[Roshe]
Hey, wait!
I won't betray you.
I understand... I'll go.

Villages

[King Orleans]
Oh, Prince Marth.
It is good to see you.
[Marth]
Huh, aren't you King Orleans?!
What are you doing here?
[King Orleans]
I came here to stop my country's army.
Also I must apologise to your highness.
I believed Hardin's words and followed Akaneia, but I now realise my wrongs.
Akaneia's Empress Nina secretly sent me a letter, saying that Hardin isn't
normal and is ill...
My country will remain neutral, and its knights will return to Orleans.
I hope you won't attack my men anymore.
[Marth]
I understand, your highness.
I don't want to fight with you.
Please forgive me for taking so many of your knights' lives.
[King Orleans]
Oh! You really are like what the rumours say.
My body is frail and I have no children, and even Hardin, my younger brother,
has completely changed.
Prince Marth, please protect Orleans in my place.
I will hand my whole country to you.
I give this jewel to you as a gift.
This is a magical jewel containing the divine power of life.
I spent a lot of gold to buy it from a travelling merchant.
I believe it will be useful to you.
Don't worry about Hardin.
Since he is a knight, it is natural for him to die in battle.
That is his fate.
Well, Prince Marth, I will go on ahead.
I hope you will all be safe...

Versus Wolf

[Wolf]
The leader of Orleans' knights, Wolf, is here for your head!

Wolf falls

[Wolf]
Lord Hardin...

Versus Biraku

[Biraku]
As long as we're here, we won't let you get to Pales.
If you don't want to die, run back to your country!

Biraku falls

[Biraku]
Lord Hardin...

Versus Zagaro

[Zagaro]
You...
Why are you invading other countries?
Have you been blinded by ambition?

Zagaro falls

[Zagaro]
Lord Hardin...

Versus Roshe

[Roshe]
I am Roshe of the Orleans knights.
I don't want to fight, but I can't betray my companions.
Please forgive me...

Roshe falls

[Roshe]
Lord Hardin...

Chapter end

[Marth]
Jeigan, it seems we've finally crossed the peak.
Pales isn't far from here.
[Jeigan]
Yes, if we go down from here, we will reach the capital of Pales in an
instant.
Also, your highness, I just received news of an attempted coup in Pales.
The knights and civilians who opposed Hardin's actions rebelled against him.
It seems their leader was Lady Midia.
[Marth]
What! Midia...?
What happened?
[Jeigan]
Unfortunately Lady Midia was defeated, and was captured...
Each day many people are executed.
It is only a matter of time before Lady Midia shares the same fate.
[Marth]
Damn, Hardin...
I can't believe that he would do that.
Alright, let's go and rescue Midia!
We must hurry to Pales and end this once and for all.
Jeigan, let's go!!

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B2CH19 Chapter 19: The last decisive battle
===============================================================================

Map opening

It is the 2nd month of the year 3 of the imperial calendar...
Akaneia's holy capital of Pales is currently in the middle of a mysterious
silence.
There was a rebellion in Akaneia, led by the paladin Midia, which resulted in
many skilled knights being defeated and captured.
Even so, Akaneia still had double Aritia's army strength to arm the streets of
Pales with.
It has almost been a whole year since the Grunia Expedition.
Now, the last decisive battle, which will decide the fate of the two countries,
is finally about to begin.

Pre-battle

[Marth]
I should have expected no less from Akaneia.
They have such a powerful army.
We won't be able to get close so easily.
[Jeigan]
Hardin is gambling everything on this one battle, and he appears to have
gathered the entire army of Akaneia here.
But, any knights with a conscience already joined the coup and have nearly all
been executed.
All that remains are just weak mercenaries, so you don't need to fear them.
Right now, many people's hearts have already swayed from Hardin, and the
citizens welcome us as their liberation army.
This should give us confidence like no other.
Anyway, this is the last battle.
Although it might take time, please take care while advancing.
[Marth]
I understand.
Let's go, Jeigan.
I am worried about Midia.

Villages

[Uncle]
The Akaneia army has changed.
The troops are all bloodthirsty savages now.
What is going on with this country?

[Grandfather]
Oh, this is so sad.
Those that opposed Emperor Hardin have all been killed...
Could the Emperor be possessed by a demon...?

[Auntie]
Emperor Hardin was once a kind man, but he suddenly changed into such a
frightening Emperor...
Ah...
If I say things like this, I will get killed as well.

[Male villager]
Midia is the pride of Akaneia.
She was the daughter of the highest officer of Akaneia, Duke Owen.
This rebellion only came about because she could not stand and watch us suffer.
No matter what, you must rescue her.

[Female villager]
We thought that Nina and Hardin's marriage would finally bring peace to the
world, yet this happened.
Oh deities... What should we do...?

[Grandfather]
Midia is really pitiful.
She only just retired as a knight to live together with Astria, and now she
has been separated again.
She's still a young girl, it's so sad.
What can you do to help her...?

Recruiting Roshe

[Roshe]
Prince Marth, I am Roshe of the Orleans Knights.
I have King Orleans's permission to come here, and am awaiting your highness'
orders.
I am truly sorry for the battle at the pass.
To apologise to you, I will join and fight alongside your army.
Marth, please watch over me!

Versus Nehring

[Nehring]
What...? Our Akaneia has been defeated?
But as long as I'm here, I won't let you enter the castle!

Nehring falls

[Nehring]
Glory to the Emperor...

Chapter end

[Boa]
Oh, Lord Marth.
I've been waiting for you.
[Marth]
Boa!?
You've suffered a grave wound... What happened?
[Boa]
Mmm... It was truly frightening...
I suppose the Akaneia royal family is indeed under a curse.
You should know about Hardin and Nina's marriage, two years ago.
To restore Akaneia, a king was required, and only two people were suitable.
King Orleans's younger brother, Hardin, and Aritia's Prince Marth, you...
Those were the choices, and we pleaded for Nina to make the final decision.
Originally, she wanted to wait a while longer, but we begged for her to make
up her mind immediately.
In the end she said that choosing Prince Marth as her husband would hurt
Princess Sheeda, so she finally decided on Hardin.
[Marth]
Wait a second, wasn't that a little harsh on Nina?
I understand that Akaneia needed a king, but Nina, she already...
[Boa]
You are referring to Grunia's Lord Camus?
But that would be unspeakable... Unthinkable in fact.
Princess Nina was the sole successor of the royal bloodline of Akaneia.
I felt bad as well, but for this country we had no other choice.
However, Lord Hardin was very happy.
Compared to ascending Akaneia's throne, he seemed happier about the fact that
Nina chose him for her husband.
[Marth]
I also understand Hardin's feelings. He could sacrifice his own life for Nina.
But, did he know about Camus?
If he did, I don't believe he would be so happy.
[Boa]
Mmm... Of course we kept that a secret, and we also persuaded Nina to hide it
as best as she could.
But, Lord Hardin was a very sensitive man.
He quickly found out that Nina's heart had no place for him.
He felt very painful...
He locked himself in his room, and didn't allow anybody to see him.
Taking advantage of his broken heart, Garnef appeared.
He took on the guise of a merchant to approach Hardin, and showed him the Dark
Orb.
The distraught Hardin was quickly consumed by the Orb.
From that day on, he completely changed.
It was because I was only focused on restoring this country that I committed
such a horrendous mistake.
Please, forgive me, Prince Marth...
[Marth]
I can't believe all that happened.
[Boa]
.....
[Marth]
Where is Nina now?
[Boa]
When Hardin discovered that she had taken the Emblem shield, he had her
confined in her room.
After that, she would still communicate in secret with me.
However, Hardin found out and then he wounded me.
He also handed Nina over to Garnef.
[Marth]
Garnef...!?
[Boa]
Mmm... Garnef had always wanted to take Nina.
He said that the resurrection of the dark dragon required the blood of noble
sisters...
And so...
He took Nina...
To use her as a live sacrifice...
Lord Marth, I'm already done for.
I will give my Thoron and Reblow to you.
I beg of you, please rescue Nina.
Even if Akaneia is destroyed it no longer matters...
I only wish for Nina to be safe...

===============================================================================
B2CH20 Chapter 20: Dark Emperor
===============================================================================

Map opening

Saint Akaneia is the largest country on the continent.
Its golden capital of Pales has bathed in 600 years of proud history.
Under the attack of Aritia's allied army, it fell in just one day.
The citizens of Akaneia welcomed them as liberators, and supported them to
their fullest.
They also mentioned of their hatred towards Hardin and his personal guards.
Everybody now calls Hardin the Dark Emperor.
This was in hatred of Hardin, the murderer of countless people.
If possible fighting would be avoided, but it has already reached this stage...
Marth raises Anri's flag up high, and orders his last command.
Go, heroes of Aritia!
This is the final battle.
Everybody, charge into Pales castle!!

Pre-battle preparations

[Jeigan]
Your highness, we've entered the castle!
But, don't forget that Hardin is being protected by the Dark Orb.
To fight him, you must have the Light Orb!!
Be sure to have the person fighting him carry it.

Pre-battle

[Hardin]
Midia, even you betrayed me.
Akaneia's paladins have lost their touch.
[Midia]
You fool!! Don't you see it?
What you're doing isn't normal.
Where did you take Nina to?
Bring her back to us now!!
[Hardin]
Nina!
That woman betrayed me.
I just wanted to destroy Grunia.
And she had to go and give the Emblem to that boy...
Those who betray me must die.
Midia, you're no exception!!
[Midia]
If you want to take my life, go ahead.
But, Hardin...
Do you know how much suffering you've caused because of your stupid jealousy?
Just open your eyes and see!
[Hardin]
Stupid jealousy...?
Haha...
You can say what you like.
This world is corrupt and full of annoying people.
Is this kind of world even worth anything?
It would be far better for it to be destroyed.
Midia, you shall watch here...
As Prince Marth dies by hand!!

Marth nears the throne

[Hardin]
Marth...?
As a servant of the Empire, you dared to invade Pales.
I am disappointed in you.
So Aritia's Prince of Light is just a lowlife.
[Marth]
Hardin!
You are being controlled by the Dark Orb, and have lost your just heart!!
Please, you must return to normal!
[Hardin]
Hahaha...!
You are so naive, Marth.
I attacked Aritia solely because of my hatred of you.
In the previous war, it was only because you were the descendent of Anri that
Nina gave the Emblem to you, and chose you to become the leader of the
alliance.
Prince of Light... What nonsense!
If you hadn't received my support you would have died long ago, so don't act
all big, Marth!!
From that day on, I hated you.
I kept silent for Nina, but I knew I would have to deal with you eventually.
This has nothing to do with this Orb!
[Marth]
Hardin... Is that true...
Your hatred of me... I didn't know...
[Hardin]
Ha...
That's why you're just a boy.
Marth! Come to me, so I can use my Gradius to pierce your heart!!
In this tiny continent, I am the only hero that is needed!

Versus Hardin

[Hardin]
Rebels...
Did you come here to get yourselves killed?
I'll show you to fear my Gradius!!

Hardin falls

[Hardin]
Marth... Your highness...
I have finally awakened...
From my deep dream...
Your highness... I am deeply sorry...
I fought with my inner demon.
However I was too weak...
I resisted with all my might...
But I still lost...
I hoped for your highness' hand to end my life...
That way I could be saved...
Your highness...
Nina...
Please take care of Nina...
She...
I hope you... can tell her...
In the... end...
I still... loved her...
I hope...
She can... forgive me...

Chapter end

(Less than five Orbs obtained)

[Jeigan]
Marth, it's finally over.
Now, the world is safe.
Look, the princesses are over there...
[Marth]
Sister! And there's Princess Nina...
And Rena and Maria as well.
It's great to see that everybody is safe.
[Nina]
Marth, you finally came.
I am so happy...
I will need your help to restore Akaneia.
[Ellis]
You really worked hard, Marth.
You are my pride.
[Rena]
Lord Marth, with our combined strength we have already vanquished Garnef.
Please relax.
[Maria]
The world is safe now.
Your highness, please hurry back to Aritia.
[Marth]
Really? It's good to see everybody well.
But you all don't look too good...
[Nina]
Everybody is tired from battling Garnef.
But it doesn't matter now, so please don't worry.
[Marth]
Really...?
Nina, I am sorry about Hardin.
I couldn't save him.
[Nina]
It's fine.
He was devoured by his own ambitions, so it is not unexpected that he was
lost.
Well, Marth, you should hurry back to your homeland.
Everybody is probably worried about you.
With your remaining time, you must live well.
As long as there are still people in this world, your name will never be
forgotten.

(All five Orbs obtained)

[Jeigan]
Marth, it's finally over.
Now, the world is safe.
Look, the princesses are over there...
[Marth]
Sister! And there's Princess Nina...
And Rena and Maria as well.
[Nina]
Marth, you finally came.
I am so happy...

[Garnef]
Gwaa!!
Damn, you're carrying the Shield of Seals...
Urgh... My illusion has been shattered!
Come, Dark Priests.
It has come to this...
We must resurrect the Dark Dragon immediately!

[Jeigan]
Huh, wasn't that Garnef?
He and his men pretended to be the princesses.
[Marth]
Mmm, but what are they planning?
They said something about resurrecting the Dark Dragon...
So my sister was indeed taken by Garnef...
[Jeigan]
Your highness, I apologise for interrupting you, but Gato has come.
[Marth]
Huh, Gato!?
Please call him here!!

[Gato]
Marth, you have done well.
You have all five Orbs in your possession.
Because of your efforts, the lost Shield of Seals has finally been restored.
[Marth]
Yes!
The five Orbs have attached onto the royal shield...
So this is the Shield of Seals?
But, Gato, what should I do next?
After seeing Garnef's expression, it seems he really has taken my sister and
the others.
I can't just leave them.
[Gato]
Mmm...
I understand your feelings...
But you must first restore the seal on the Earth Dragons.
Those beasts will soon awaken from their slumber.
When they appear from the ground they will burn everything, and create Hell on
Earth.
Go, Marth.
Send the awakened Earth Dragons back into the darkness of the seal!!

===============================================================================
B2CH21 Final Chapter 1: Dragons' Dale
===============================================================================

Map opening

Under the guidance of Archsage Gato, Marth and the others headed to
Macedonia's north, to the "Dragons' Dale".
It is an undeveloped region populated with flying dragons, and ruled by
barbarians.
But, there is no time to stop, because the fate of the world is in Marth's
hands!

Pre-battle

[Marth]
Jeigan, where is this?
Is this Macedonia, or Durhua?
[Jeigan]
We're right at the countries' border.
This is where Macedonia's dragons are born.
However, these lands are ruled by savage barbarians.
Even Macedonia's soldiers are afraid to enter here.
[Marth]
So this is the Dragons' Dale...
Anyway, Jeigan, we need to hurry.
I feel like something is going to happen to my sister and the others.
I have a bad feeling.

Villages

[Marth]
Prince Misheil!?
What are you doing here?
And you've suffered a grave wound.
What happened?
[Misheil]
...Marth...
...I have been waiting... for you...
[Marth]
Huh!?
[Misheil]
...Take this...
[Marth]
...!
This is the Starlight tome.
You're giving it to me!?
[Misheil]
That's right...
Garnef... Only with this spell can he be harmed.
I managed to take it back from his possession...
[Marth]
Garnef!?
Where is he now?
[Misheil]
The Dragons' Altar...
Ha... I was careless...
I could be...
Defeated by Garnef...
Marth... Good luck...
I'm already finished.
If Minerva is still around...
Tell her to... In my place...
Rescue Maria...
[Marth]
Misheil!
[Misheil]
Your highness...
I leave Maria's fate to you... Urgh.

[Uncle]
This is the Dragons' Dale.
Don't go any further.
Otherwise I fear you'll be burnt to death by the dragons.

[Male villager]
On the other side of the mountains is a small hill, called the Dragons' Altar.
Recently, there have been eerie roaring sounds coming from there.
Grandfather and the others are afraid a demon is about to awaken.
You mustn't get close to that place.

Chapter end

[Marth]
So this is the Dragons' Altar, where the Divine Dragon Narga sealed away the
Earth Dragons...
But, wasn't Mediuth the guardian of the altar...?
[Gato]
Mediuth could not tolerate the humans' actions against the Mamkutes.
So he gathered the other dragon tribes and formed the Durhua Empire, to
destroy mankind.
First he was defeated by Anri, and second by you.
But, Earth Dragons can't be destroyed easily due to their powerful life
force...
Mediuth is now sleeping in the altar.
[Marth]
He's going to resurrect again!?
[Gato]
No, even an Earth Dragon shouldn't wake within a hundred years.
Mediuth is now changing his form.
When he next awakens, he will become a fearful Dark Dragon...
No... Could it be...
So that's why... Why Garnef...
[Marth]
Huh, what is it, Gato!?
[Gato]
Prince Marth, I finally understand why the sisters have been taken.
Garnef plans to use them to resurrect Mediuth.
To awaken a dragon requires the life force of females with pure and noble
blood.
Garnef knew about this, so he went to capture the sisters.
[Marth]
So my sister and the others are inside the altar?
[Gato]
Mmm...
Marth, we must hurry.
The sisters are in grave danger.
Mediuth...
He is going to resurrect once again!!

===============================================================================
B2CH22 Final Chapter 2-1: Dragons' Altar
===============================================================================

Map opening

A stone bridge leading up the tall rocky mountain.
This stone bridge seems to stretch to the heavens, as it spirals around.
From the rocks fearful roaring and breathing sounds can be heard, as if the
mountain was alive.
The Dragons' Altar...
It is an ancient ruin of the dragon tribe, and the place where the Divine
Dragon King, Narga, sealed away the Earth Dragons.
Now, after a period of 600 years, the Earth Dragons are currently awakening,
and countless evil demons are being born...

Pre-battle preparations

[Marth]
What is this strange air?
It feels like it's full of evil spirits.
[Jeigan]
That is true...
My body appears to be frozen.
These are the evil spirits of the Earth Dragons.
Your highness, it seems we can't have everybody enter ahead.
Since we don't know what will happen, please choose carefully who to take with
you.
[Marth]
I hope to at least take the people who are worried about the four sisters.
[Jeigan]
Mmm... There's no avoiding that.
But how many people will survive?
I bet this will be a fierce battle.

Pre-battle

[Gato]
Prince Marth.
The altar is probably full of crazed barbarians and Demon Dragons that have
lost their mind.
They are being controlled by Garnef's magic, and will definitely attack you.
The dark priests that serve Garnef also have fearful power.
As this battle lengthens it will become fiercer, but don't stop and keep
charging forwards!
You must defeat Garnef, and recover from him the divine Falchion sword that
was stolen from Aritia.
Without the Falchion, you won't be able to defeat Mediuth...

Chapter end

[Jeigan]
Your highness, the wall in front of us has collapsed!

===============================================================================
B2CH23 Final Chapter 2-2: Dragons' Altar
===============================================================================

Pre-battle

[Garnef]
Come, boy, you want to stop me again?
This time I won't spare you!!
[Marth]
Garnef, give my sister and the others back!!
Where have you taken them!?
[Garnef]
Hahahaha...
Those sisters are going to become sacrifices for the resurrection of the Dark
Dragon.
They are lost forever.
Soon the Earth Dragon King, Mediuth, will be reborn in his true form, and we
require the sisters as live sacrifices.
However their souls shattered because they couldn't stand the pain.
Not even I can help them now.
Thanks to them, the Dark Dragon will awaken.
He no longer fears even the power of the Shield of Seals.
It's a shame that everything's already over.
Marth...
You will die here!!!

Versus Garnef

[Garnef]
Hahahaha...
Let me show you the might of my Maph spell...

Garnef falls

[Garnef]
Haha...
It's already too late...
This world is done for...
Urgh.

Chapter end

[Jeigan]
Your highness, there's a stairway leading up!!

===============================================================================
B2CH24 Final Chapter 2-3: Dragons' Altar
===============================================================================

Pre-battle

[Marth]
...!
Jeigan:
Isn't that my sister and the others!?
Who are they protecting...?
Damn...
That's...
Is that Mediuth...?
[Jeigan]
Wait, if the princesses are in the way, your highness' sword will be unable
strike.
We must think of something fast, otherwise the Earth Dragons will awaken, and
then they will be in even more pain.
[Marth]
What should I do...?
How can I save them?
Please tell me, Jeigan.
[Jeigan]
That...
Not even I know.
To defeat Mediuth, there is probably no other way except to...
[Marth]
...!
What, you want me to kill them!?
[Jeigan]
That is one way.
The princesses cannot suffer any more.
Taking their life is also a way of saving them.
[Marth]
Jeigan, are you SERIOUSLY telling me to make this decision?
[Jeigan]
As leader, there are times when you must painful decisions.
That is what I meant.
[Marth]
Jeigan, that's enough, I understand.
I will not give up.
There must be some other way.
Until the very end, I will not give up!!

Recruiting Ellis

[Marich]
Ellis!
It's me, Marich! Please open your eyes.
I studied magic so that I could protect you...
Yet I still couldn't do that, or be by your side...
Ellis... I'm begging you...
Please open your eyes!
[Ellis]
Marich...?
...! Oh, Marich!
Save me... Garnef, he... is so frightening...
Please save me!
[Marich]
Ellis!
Great, you've finally awakened.
It's alright now, I'm here.
Oh... But Marth... and the others are watching...
This is embarrassing.
Ellis, no matter what happens I won't leave your side again...
Okay?

Recruiting Rena

[Julian]
Miss Rena, wake up!
It's me, Julian.
What should I do?
I know I'm a man with no merits, but for you I will do anything.
I don't have any other wishes, I just want to see you smile, Miss Rena.
Smile, I'm begging you, Miss Rena...
[Rena]
Oh... Julian...
You did come.
I believed that you would definitely come.
So that's how I could endure the horrors that I faced...
Julian, I'm sorry.
I always acted like a spoilt brat to you.
[Julian]
No...
Just hearing Miss Rena's words is enough for me.
[Rena]
Julian, can you listen to a request of mine?
[Julian]
Huh?
Oh, please ask, as long as I can do it...
[Rena]
From now on, just call me Rena.
It seems so impersonal when you call me Miss Rena.
Because we're going to return to Macedonia, to live together.
[Julian]
Huh? ...Miss Rena...
Oh... No... I meant Re... na...
Do you really mean that...
[Rena]
Mmm... I believe the deities will forgive me.
Because of my... love for you.

Recruiting Maria

[Minerva]
Maria! Please open your eyes.
It's me, Minerva! Be strong!
[Maria]
Uh...
Oh... Minerva, sister...
Ahh, Mediuth, he...
[Minerva]
Everything's alright now, relax.
I'm sorry, Maria, for letting you experience all this...
[Maria]
Sister...
I'm scared... so scared.
Oh!
How is brother? He fought with Garnef to rescue me.
[Minerva]
Misheil, he...
He's alright, Maria, don't worry.
[Maria]
Really?
Then, when we return home, will we be like one big family again?
That's great, sister.
Oh, I really want to see brother again.
[Minerva]
Maria...

Recruiting Nina

[Sirius]
Princess Nina!
Open your eyes!
Be strong...!
[Nina]
Ah... I made a huge mistake.
Because of my stupidity... I caused such grief for Hardin.
And I made him... turn into that.
Oh... I... What should I do?
[Sirius]
Empress... Prince Marth has already ended Hardin's suffering.
Even until the end Hardin still loved you, and he apologised for his crimes.
It's alright now.
You don't need to suffer anymore.
You just had a bad dream, that's all...
[Nina]
.....
You are
.....?
[Sirius]
Princess Nina!
You mustn't give up.
You shouldn't be a weak person!
[Nina]
Ah...!
You are...
Camus...!?
You are Camus!!
Why... Why are you...
Am I dreaming?
You're still alive...
Ah... It's true...
[Sirius]
.....!
Empress... I think you're mistaken.
I am Sirius, a soldier of the allied army.
I don't know anybody called Camus...
[Nina]
Sirius...!?
...How...?
No! That's wrong!!
You must be...
[Sirius]
Please calm down.
You must be very tired.
I must leave this place very soon.
Well, Empress Nina... You should return to Prince Marth's side...
[Nina]
You...
Where are you going?
[Sirius]
I must return to my country.
I... I have somebody waiting there for me.
[Nina]
Really, is that so?
I understand...
Sirius... thank you.
[Sirius]
.....
Sorry...
[Nina]
Huh
...!?
[Sirius]
It's... nothing...
Empress, you must go!

Versus Maria

[Maria]
THOSE WHO OPPOSE...
LORD MEDIUTH...
MUST DIE...

Maria falls

[Maria]
Ah, Minerva, sister...

Versus Ellis

[Ellis]
THOSE WHO OPPOSE...
LORD MEDIUTH...
MUST DIE...

Ellis falls

[Ellis]
Ah, Marich...

Versus Rena

[Rena]
THOSE WHO OPPOSE...
LORD MEDIUTH...
MUST DIE...

Rena falls

[Rena]
Ah, Julian...

Versus Nina

[Nina]
THOSE WHO OPPOSE...
LORD MEDIUTH...
MUST DIE...

Nina falls

[Nina]
Ah, Camus...

Versus Mediuth

[Mediuth]
I... HAVE RESURRECTED...
STUPID HUMANS...
I WILL KILL YOU ALL...

Mediuth falls

(At least one of the four Sisters is an enemy)

[Mediuth]
HAHAHA...
IT'S NOT OVER YET.
YOUR NAIVITY...
WILL DESTROY YOU...
THOSE SISTERS WILL BE SACRIFICED...
THEY WILL BECOME MY BLOOD AND MY FLESH...
AND GIVE ME POWER!

(All four Sisters are no longer enemies)

[Mediuth]
GWA...!
WHY...
WHY HAVE I...
BEEN DEFEATED... SO EASILY......
IS THIS... THE POWER...
OF NARGA'S...
SHIELD OF SEALS...?
BUT... HUMANS.
DON'T FORGET...
AS LONG AS GREED LIVES ON IN YOUR HEARTS...
YOU WILL LOSE THE SHIELD AND I WILL RISE FROM THE EARTH ONCE AGAIN...
REMEMBER...
TH...IS...

Chapter end

(Chiki and Sheeda are both dead)

[Gato]
Marth, to you, this victory is also painful.
Losing your loved ones, and having to live all alone.
Marth, I'm sorry...
You've saved the future of this world, but have lost your most important
things...

(Chiki is alive)

[Gato]
Marth, courageous prince of Aritia.
Because of your efforts, the Dark Earth Dragon, Mediuth, has finally been
completely destroyed.
Mediuth's servants, the Earth Dragons, have also vanished into the darkness.
As long as the Shield of Seals exists, they won't awaken anymore.
Marth, descendant of Anri, and the chosen Prince of Light.
You have saved mankind, and you have saved our dragon tribe...

[Chiki]
Marth!!
I don't have to go back to the Ice Dragons' Temple anymore.
I'm so happy!
I really like everybody.
I definitely don't want to live all by myself at that lonely place again.
It's really... like a dream.
I'm so happy, so very happy.
Marth, I really like you!!

(Sheeda is dead)

[Gato]
Chiki...
Don't be so happy.
Many people died in this battle.
Marth, to you, this victory is also painful.
Losing your loved ones, and having to live all alone.
Marth, I'm sorry...
You've saved the future of this world, but have lost your most important
things...

(Sheeda and Malliesia are both alive)

[Malliesia]
Really, Chiki...
For how long do you plan on hogging Marth!?
Honestly Marth, if you dare to show even the slightest happiness, Sheeda won't
forgive you.
[Sheeda]
Malliesia, you're talking nonsense again.
However Marth really does look happy...
[Malliesia]
He can finally put to rest his heavy burden.
Lord Marth has always been carrying such a heavy responsibility.
It must have been hard on him.
But Sheeda has also had it hard.
There are so many people around Marth that finding a chance to even talk to
him is difficult.
You must have been lonely.
[Sheeda]
Mmm...
It doesn't matter.
As long as Marth is safe, I wouldn't wish for anything else.
I once prayed to the deities, since Marth had such an important mission.
I prayed that if they decided his life was to be taken, to take my life in his
place...
That was all I could do.
[Malliesia]
.....
Ah, Sheeda truly can't be beaten.
But, you don't have to wait any longer.
Because Lord Marth is about to return to your side.
Look, Sheeda, Marth is looking over there.
Use your courage!

(Sheeda is alive)

[Sheeda]
Marth...
[Marth]
Sheeda, it's finally over.
I'm sorry for making you suffer.
[Sheeda]
No, I couldn't help you one bit...
I'm the one that should be sorry.
[Marth]
Don't be silly.
It's only because I had Sheeda that was I able to reach this day.
Things will be more difficult from now onwards.
The seven kingdoms of Akaneia are going to be unified, and everybody is going
to hand responsibility to me.
But, such a task I cannot possibly do by myself.
Sheeda, I hope you can help me.
I really need you.
[Sheeda]
I... When I left Talis Island, I already swore an oath.
No matter where you went, I would be by your side.
No matter what happened I would have faith in you.
So, no matter what hardships there are, I can endure them.
Because Marth...
I lov...

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B2CEND Ending
===============================================================================

(Only reached up to Chapter 20)

And so, the devastating
War of Heroes came to
an end.

Here are the records of war.

(Reached up to Final Chapter 2-3)

And so the tragic War
of Heroes finally came
to an end.

The seven kingdoms were
unified by Prince Marth.
The united Kingdom of
Akaneia was established
and peace reigned.

The tales of the heroes
were remembered by
future generations.

Akaneia's hero saga...

This is the story of
the brave warriors
who saved Akaneia...

Turns taken

Ch 1 The Grunia expedition     --- Turns
Ch 2 Rebellion of Macedonia    --- Turns
Ch 3 Abducted princess         --- Turns
Ch 4 Joy and sorrow            --- Turns
Ch 5 Liberation of Grunia      --- Turns
Ch 6 The nest of vice          --- Turns
Ch 7 Scarlet swordsman         --- Turns
Ch 8 Soulful Bridge            --- Turns
Ch 9 Sanctuary of sorcery      --- Turns
Ch 10 Two sorcerers            --- Turns
Ch 11 Anri's Way               --- Turns
Ch 12 Graveyard of fire dragons--- Turns
Ch 13 Frozen land              --- Turns
Ch 14 A mystery revealed       --- Turns
Ch 15 Return of the prince     --- Turns
Ch 16 Regaining the capital    --- Turns
Ch 17 Setting sun of Gra       --- Turns
Ch 18 Battle of the pass       --- Turns
Ch 19 The last decisive battle --- Turns
Ch 20 Dark Emperor             --- Turns
Ch F1 Dragons' Dale            --- Turns
Ch F2 Dragons' Altar           --- Turns

Book 2 total                  ---- Turns

Personal records

(Format is:

Character title Name
--- Wins --- Losses ---- Experience)

Aritia's prince Marth
He became the 5th King of Aritia and, as the leader of the unified Kingdom of
Akaneia, worked tirelessly to restore the devastated nations.

Marth's fiance Sheeda
After the war her long-awaited dream was realised, as the day of her wedding
with Marth came.
Clothed in a snow-white dress, her appearance was as beautiful as an angel.
And for her it was a joyous day that she would never forget in her life.

Aritia knight Cecil
She remained within the royal knights to care for the survivors of war.
She swore, as a Paladin of Aritia, to stay loyal to Aritia to the end.

Aritia knight Kain
He became the leader of Aritia's royal knights. After Jeigan's death, he
became Marth's most trusted subordinate.

Aritia knight Abel
After the war, he left the country to find Est and afterwards he wasn't seen
again.
(Est died)
Saddened by the loss of Est, he left Aritia and afterwards he wasn't seen
again.

Aritia knight Doga
Following Marth's orders, he became the leader of the Grunia occupation army.

Aritia archer Gordon
For some reason he left the Aritia knights for Pales. Later he joined
Akaneia's free knights.

Talis mercenary Oguma
After the war he vanished.

Aritia knight Luke
He left the knights, and once again travelled as a jobless man...

Aritia knight Rody
He remained within the knights and worked under Marth. Later he became one of
the continent's few Paladins.

Aritia archer Ryan
He remained at Aritia, and joined the Temple knights.

Talis hunter Kashim
He joined the Akaneia free knights and later returned to Talis to live with
his mother. He collected much savings...

Macedonia bishop Rena
At a monastery in Macedonia she cared for orphans.

Honest thief Julian
Along with Rena he cared for orphans at a monastery in Macedonia.
(If Rena died)
He continued his beloved Rena's will and cared for orphans.

Scarlet swordsman Navarre
He ignored the hopes of others, and once again left like the wind.

Wind mage Marich
At Pales' magic academy he taught sorcery to the youths.

Grunia prince Yubello
Overseen by King Marth, he studied hard at Aritia.

Grunia princess Yumina
She studied at Pales' magic academy, and is on the road to becoming a fully
fledged Sister.

Grunia maiden Malliesia
After the war she vanished without a trace, much to Marth's worry. Perhaps she
has already become a bad girl...

Orleans knight Roshe
After the war he went to Orleans, perhaps to offer prayers for Hardin...

Macedonia hunter Warren
He returned to Macedonia, and became a hunter once more.

Foolish brother Machis
He continued passing his days casually working in Macedonia.

Khadein's Archbishop Wendel
As the Archbishop, he returned to Khadein and worked tirelessly to restore the
magic city.

Julian's bro Ricardo
It seems he returned to thievery once again. Truly a fool...

Chiki's guardian Banutu
After discarding his dragonstone he left for whereabouts unknown.

Random mercenary Samto
After the war he vanished. It is rumoured that he still uses Navarre's name to
fool others...
(Navarre died)
He trained his sword to succeed the fallen Navarre.

Khadein mage Ellerean
He became a High Bishop of Khadein, and worked to restore the magic city.

Macedonia knight Katua
While she missed her elder sister, she worked tirelessly to restore Macedonia.
(Paola died)
While the death of Paola pained her, she worked tirelessly to restore
Macedonia.

Macedonia knight Paola
She buried her troubling thoughts and persevered with her work.

Macedonia princess Minerva
She abandoned the Macedonia throne to work at Rena's monastery.

Minerva's sister Maria
At Rena's monastery she cared for the orphans who had lost their parents.

Light Mage Linda
She worked in Pales' magic academy. Perhaps she has found an idol, as she has
become more beautiful recently.

Greatest archer George
After the war, he formed the Akaneia free knights to protect people from
thieves.

Akaneia knight Midia
She joined the Akaneia free knights, to serve her people.

Akaneia princess Nina
After the war, she left Akaneia in Marth's hands and vanished...

Travelling dancer Feena
After the war, she left with the one like the wind.

Gra princess Sheema
She refused Marth's request, and abandoned the Gra throne. She now lives as a
citizen of Pales.

Masked knight Sirius
After the war he vanished without speaking a word...

Akaneia mercenary Astria
He joined the Akaneia free knights to serve his people. Recently he finally
married his loved one...

Divine youth Chainy
After the war he once again vanished without a trace.

Ill Paladin Alan
After the war ended he died of illness...

Sheema's hero Samson
After the war he resided permanently at Pales...

Divine princess Chiki
She lived her days happily, warmly surrounded by the citizens of Pales.

Wayward knight Est
After the war she left Abel and vanished.
(Abel died)
Saddened by the loss of Abel, she vanished after the war.

Aritia princess Ellis
She established a magic academy at Pales. Later she married, and passed her
days happily.

(Staff roll)

Director
Game Design
Scenario
Shouzou Kaga

Supervisor
Keisuke Terasaki

Chief Programmer
Tohru Narihiro

Programmer
Seiki Sato
Yuya Kuriyama
Keiji Nanba
Hiroki Yamaguchi
Genji Kubota
Senkyou Uda

Editor
Satoshi Machida

Graphic Designer
Fumika Noichi
Katsuyoshi Koya
Naotaka Ohnishi
Masaki Fujita
Mami Horie
Kenichi Sugino

Sound Composer
Yuka Tsujiyoko
Kenichi Nishimaki
Masaya Kuzume

Manual and Package
Masafumi Sakashita
Yasuo Inoue

Special Thanks To
Takashi Kawaguchi
Masaru Okada
Masao Yamamoto
Kohta Fukui
Katsuya Yamano
Nobuhiro Ozaki
Takehiro Hosokawa
Masahiro Kawano
Satoshi Matsumura
Ryouichi Kitanisi
Kenji Nakajima
Hirokazu Tanaka
Makoto Kanoh
Tohru Ohsawa
Hitoshi Yamagami
Yoshinori Katsuki
Kenichi Nakamura
Tsutomu Kaneshige
Takeshi Nagareda
Kohzoh Ikuno
Toshiyuki Nakamura
Tubasa. I
Arumi. S
Masamichi. H

Producer
Gumpei Yokoi

(Played through from the start of Book 1 to the end of Book 2, with all
characters recruited and alive)

Complete conquest chronicles - History of Akaneia
    (From the records of the War of Heroes)

-4000

  Dragon tribe's golden age; an advanced civilization under the rule of the
  Divine Dragon Tribe is built on the whole continent.

-1000

  Decline of the dragon tribe. Signs of degeneration, fall of birth rate.
  By the elders' advice, part of the dragon tribe
  takes human form.

-740

  The Earth Dragon tribe, which became wild, attacks mankind.
  Mankind is on the verge of destruction.
  The King of the Divine Dragon tribe, Narga, opposes this,
  and protects mankind.

-500

  Narga seals the sword and the holy jewels' shield
  carved from his own fang, at Raman Temple,
  and dies at Thebes.

-10

  Raman Temple is devastated by someone,
  and the sword and shield are taken away.

First year of the Akaneia calendar

  The Holy Kingdom of Akaneia is founded.
  Dragons that have lost their powers, Mamkutes, are despised by people,
  and live poorly in a remote region of the earth.

490

  The King of the Earth Dragon tribe, Mediuth, founds the Durhua Empire.
  He is hostile towards mankind.

493

  The Durhua Empire marches on Pales, the royal capital.
  Fall of the Holy Kingdom of Akaneia.

498

  Anri, a youth of Aritia, a town in development in a remote region,
  obtains the Divine Sword, Falchion, and slays Mediuth.
@ Fall of the Durhua Empire.
  The Kingdom of Akaneia is restored.

499

  The King of Akaneia, Cartas, subjugates the northern plains,
  and founds there the Kingdom of Orleans.
  Its first king is Count Marlon, King Cartas' younger brother.

500

  Founding of the Kingdom of Aritia by Anri the Hero.

501

  The Kingdom of Grunia is founded by General Ohdwin,
  Grunia garrison's leader.

503

  Macedonia's settlers hail gladiator Iote as King,
  and founds the Kingdom of Macedonia.

537

  Anri, King of Aritia, dies.
  Due to succession troubles, the Kingdom of Gra splits from Aritia and
  becomes independent.

550

  Archsage Gato establishes an academy of magic at Khadein.

579

  The distant island country of Talis is unified,
  and the Kingdom of Talis is newly founded.

597

  The Earth Dragon Mediuth is resurrected in the region of Durhua.
  He begins to gather the Mamkutes once again.

598

  Sudden death of the King of Macedonia. Prince Misheil seizes power,
  and declares an alliance with Durhua.

  The Kingdom of Grunia, which bears animosity towards Akaneia,
  decides to ally itself with Durhua too.
  The Durhua Empire is restored.

600

  The Durhua Empire confronts Akaneia
  and begins an invasion.
  Start of the War of Darkness.

602

  The Durhua Empire's troops led by Mediuth
  lay siege to Pales.

  Aritia's army, which was heading for Pales to its rescue,
  and Grunia's army lead by General Camus,
  confront at Menidi River.

  Despite having the upper hand in battle, Aritia's army is defeated
@ due to the betrayal of its sworn ally, the Kingdom of Gra.
  The Kingdom of Aritia is overrun by the Empire's troops and falls.

Same year

  Pales' Royal Palace falls. Fall of the Kingdom of Akaneia.
  People related to the Royal family are all executed
  save for Princess Nina.

604

  Princess Nina escapes from Pales' Royal Palace. She is protected
  by Hardin's rebel army, who fight with guerrilla tactics
  on the northern plains.

  Princess Nina recruits a volunteer liberation army,
  but it is defeated by a knight squad
  led by Princess Minerva and is in
  danger.

  Prince Marth of Aritia, who fled to the Kingdom of Talis,
  uprises in response to Princess Nina, and raises a
  liberation army for his country.

605

  Mediuth is defeated by Prince Marth,
  and the Durhua Empire collapses.
  End of the War of Darkness (600-605).

606

  Hardin, the younger prince of Orleans, is accepted by Princess Nina
  as her husband, and becomes the 24th King of Akaneia.

607

  King Hardain calls upon the rebuilding of the Holy Empire of Akaneia,
  and increases the military preparations. He annexes the
  neighbouring minor powers.

  An insurrection breaks out in the Kingdom of Grunia
  occupied by Akaneia.

  Marth answers to Emperor Hardin's request and goes on
  an expedition against Grunia, but during that time Aritia's
  royal castle is attacked by Akaneia's troops and
  falls.

  From this, Aritia and Akaneia rush against each other
  into a total war.
  Start of the War of Heroes (607-608).

608

  Fall of Pales Castle. Emperor Hardin dies.

609

  Prince Marth marries with Princess Sheeda of Talis,
  and officially becomes King of Aritia.

  According to Queen Nina's strong wish, Marth
  replaces the dying out Royal family,
  and decides to rule over the world.

  The birth of Lord Marth as the legendary Hero King
  called "the King of all Kings".

(Finally)

Fin

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DEATH1 Death quotes (Book 1)
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(Marth dies- Sheeda is alive)

[Sheeda]
Ah, Lord Marth...
How could you die...

(Marth dies- Sheeda is dead, Jeigan is alive)

[Jeigan]
Lord Marth, you died so tragically...

(Marth dies- both Sheeda and Jeigan are dead)

[Morodof]
Lord Marth, you died so tragically...

[Jeigan]
Prince Marth, you must be strong!!
You cannot lose...

[Sheeda]
Marth...
Please take care...

[Kain]
Lord Marth, good luck...

[Abel]
Lord Marth, good luck...

[Doga]
Lord Marth, good luck...

[Gordon]
Lord Marth, good luck...

[Oguma]
Princess, forgive me...

[Saji]
Captain Oguma, I'm sorry...

[Maji]
Captain Oguma, I'm sorry...

[Barts]
Captain Oguma, I'm sorry...

[Kashim]
Mother... I'm sorry...

[Julian]
Miss Rena...

[Rena]
Deities...
I will return to your side.

[Navarre]
Ha...
How is this possible...

[Marich]
Ellis...

[Hardin]
I'm sorry... Princess Nina...

[Ulf]
Lord Hardin...

[Zagaro]
Lord Hardin...

[Roshe]
Lord Hardin...

[Biraku]
Lord Hardin...

[Machis]
Rena...
Please forgive this useless brother.

[Wendel]
I don't like fighting...

[Ricardo]
Ugh, I blundered...

[Banutu]
Chiki... Forgive me...

[Caesar]
Damn, I slipped up...

[Raddy]
Crap... Is this the end...?

[Maria]
Ah... Minerva, sister...

[Minerva]
Your highness...
I leave Macedonia to you...

[Linda]
Ah, father...

[George]
Nina, please forgive me...

[Midia]
Astria... Sorry.

[Tomth]
Nina, please forgive me...

[Mishelan]
Nina, please forgive me...

[Thomas]
Nina, please forgive me...

[Boa]
Nina, please forgive me...

[Paola]
Katua, Est.
Take care...

[Katua]
Ah... Minerva...

[Astria]
Midia... Forgive me...

[Alan]
To die in battle is my wish...

[Samson]
Crap... Is this the end...?

[Chainy]
Prince Marth, farewell...

[Chiki]
Uncle Banu...

[Est]
Ah... Minerva...

[Lawrence]
This is fate...

[Ellis]
Marth... Good luck...

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DEATH2 Death quotes (Book 1)
===============================================================================

(Marth dies- Sheeda is alive)

[Sheeda]
Ah, Lord Marth...
How could you die...

(Marth dies- Sheeda is dead)

[Jeigan]
Lord Marth, you died so tragically...

[Cecil]
Lord Marth...

[Luke]
Urgh, it hurts...
I'm done for!

[Rody]
Cecil... I'm sorry.

[Ryan]
Gordon, brother...

[Alan]
To die in battle is my wish...

[Gordon]
Ryan, forgive me...

[Doga]
Lord Marth, good luck...

[Malliesia]
How annoying, why here...?
Lord Marth...

[Katua]
Prince Marth...

[Warren]
Damn... How could this be...

[Linda]
Ah, Nina...

[Paola]
Abel...

[Julian]
Miss Rena... I'm sorry.

[Machis]
Rena...
Forgive this useless brother.

[Oguma]
This is the end...

[Yumina]
Ahh... Yubello...

[Yubello]
Yumina... I'm sorry...

[Sirius]
I'm sorry...

[Kashim]
Mother...
I'm sorry I can't send any more gold.

[Sheeda]
Marth...
Please take care...

[Ricardo]
Big bro... I won't be around anymore.
You mustn't be lonely...

[Samto]
Pretty boys don't have it easy...

[Wendel]
This is fate...

[Navarre]
Prince Marth... Don't die.

[Feena]
Navarre...
Save me...

[Kain]
Lord Marth... Good luck.

[George]
Nina, please forgive me...

[Banutu]
Chiki, forgive me...

[Minerva]
Maria... I'm sorry...

[Marich]
Ellis...
You must be safe...

[Ellerean]
Master Wendel...

[Chainy]
Prince Marth, we won't meet again...

[Chiki]
Marth...

[Abel]
Est...

[Est]
Ah, Abel...

[Astria]
Midia...

[Sheema]
Samson... I'm sorry...

[Samson]
Sheema...

[Roshe]
Glory to Orleans!!

[Midia]
Ah, Astria...

[Maria]
Ah... Minerva, sister...

[Ellis]
Ah, Marich...

[Rena]
Ah, Julian...

[Nina]
Ah, Camus...

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