||We have abducted Cardinal Aelfric. We can guarantee his safety, for now. If you want to help him, meet us tomorrow evening in the ruins of the old chapel. Bring the chalice. Know that if you alert the knights, the cardinal's life will be forfeit.
— Ransom note, as related by Hapi
Betrayal (Japanese: 裏切りの刻 Hour of Betrayal) is the fifth chapter of the Fire Emblem: Three Houses expansion Cindered Shadows.
- Main article: Betrayal/Script
The party reports to Rhea, explains all that has transpired, and convinces her to allow them to head to the chapel ruins with the Chalice of Beginnings to rescue Aelfric. When a knight protests, she expresses her confidence that nobody can replicate the Rite of Rising. The party returns to Abyss and asks Yuri how he ended up there in the first place. He admits that during his time as a member of the Officers Academy, he was ordered to kill members of his own gang; when he protested, the ensuing argument escalated into him murdering the members of the church, and only Aelfric's intervention prevented him from being executed. Linhardt remembers the names of the Four Apostles who performed the original Rite of Rising, and the Ashen Wolves admit to possessing the Crests of the Apostles: Aubin for Yuri, Chevalier for Balthus, Timotheos for Hapi, and Noa for Constance. The group prepares to depart for the chapel.
Shortly before moving out, Yuri asks Byleth to meet him at the Holy Mausoleum at midnight tomorrow night. Meanwhile, Rhea is explaining that the Chalice of Beginnings uses the Four Apostles' blood to trigger the Rite of Rising to a priest when she suddenly has an epiphany and orders him to investigate the origins of the Ashen Wolves and summon Alois. Byleth and their companions head to the chapel ruins and confront the marauders and their leader, Metodey. Hapi uses her sigh to summon giant monsters to distract the marauders while they rescue Aelfric, and the party slays the marauders and forces Metodey to retreat. However, Aelfric and Yuri betray the group, steal the Chalice, and abduct the rest of the Ashen Wolves. The unharmed Byleth regroups with the other students, and Rhea arrives. She explains that Aelfric's goal is almost certainly to use the blood of the Ashen Wolves to trigger the Rite of Rising; the Chalice can restore life to a body, but cannot bring back a deceased soul. Alois appears and reports that thieves have breached Garreg Mach Monastery and are pillaging everything in sight, forcing Rhea to deploy the Knights of Seiros to deter them. Byleth informs their students about Yuri's request to meet them at the Holy Mausoleum, and the group decides to go.
At the beginning of the chapter, the Sword of the Creator automatically has 5 uses restored.
- Main article: Betrayal/Besieged in the Chapel Ruins
Note that this is your last opportunity to visit Abyss during Cindered Shadows. Also note that completing this chapter for the first time allows you to recruit Hapi in the main story.
Etymology and other languages
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||Definition, etymology and notes
||Hour of Betrayal
||Hour of betrayal
||Moment of betrayal
||Moment of betrayal
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