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Conclusion of the Crossing Roads/Script (Silver Snow)

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Silver Snow
Garland Moon

Conclusion of the Crossing Roads

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After storming the streets of Enbarr and bringing imperial forces to their knees, the resistance army surrounds the Imperial palace. To topple the Empire and save Rhea from its clutches, the resistance army steels itself for battle against Emperor Edelgard.
— Chapter 19 opening narration

Event - The Imperial Palace

Date: 6/29

Seteth: Everyone. It is probable that Rhea is within the castle walls. We must defeat Edelgard and rescue Rhea in one fell swoop, no matter what stands in our way.

Choice 1 Choice 2
I don't want to kill Edelgard. Perhaps we can walk the same path as Edelgard...

(Byleth looks at Seteth with a grim look on their face)
Seteth: She is one of your students. I understand your desire for a path to peace. But she will never bend to our will. You do understand that, do you not? We have no choice but to kill her.
(Byleth nods, reluctantly agreeing.)
Ferdinand: We have already killed Hubert. Now is no time to hesitate.
Caspar: She has it coming! After all, she started this war!
Bernadetta: Someone has to stop her, and that someone is us!
Linhardt: As her former classmates, I feel we owe it to her to try talking it out.
Petra: This battle will be a deciding one. I am believing that it is her wish to be facing us.
Dorothea: Poor Edie... Professor, wherever you lead, I'll follow.
Cyril: I... I'll fight with all I got to save Lady Rhea!
Alois: In the name of the Knights of Seiros, we'll bring the hammer down on the Imperial army!
Flayn: The lives of Lady Rhea and everyone here are more important than all else. I shall be prepared.
Seteth: I leave this mission in your hands. Say the word, and we shall begin!

Battle: Confrontation at the Palace

Imperial Palace

Before Battle

Edelgard: They've made it into the palace, but it's actually the perfect chance to turn the tables on them. Defeating them all will turn the tide of war instantly. Taking a risk on dragging us back from the brink is the only option.
Edelgard: Everyone! Prepare for a bitter struggle! Victory to the Adrestian Empire!

Player Phase 1

Seteth: The throne room is tightly locked. But wherever there are locks, there are also keys.

Enemy Phase 1 (unused)

Petra: We must be protecting the throne room! You will not be getting past!
Dorothea: Stay back! I'll protect Edie with my life!

Player Phase 3

(Dedue enters from the northeast staircase.)
Dedue: So close... Must press on....

Enemy Phase 3

(Enemy reinforcements spawns behind Dedue)
Imperial Soldier: Infiltrators! Kill them!

Entering the Northwest and/or Northeast Rooms

Seteth: Block off the stairwells! Stop their reinforcements from getting through!

If both Saircases have been Blocked

Seteth: Well done! Their reinforcements are cut off.
Edelgard: Clever tactic. It's going to be difficult to turn the tables now.

When an Unit Enters the Throne Room

Edelgard: I must confess I never imagined that you would be able to pursue me this far. I don't mean to belittle your skills, Professor, but you've far surpassed my expectations. Inform the troops! Destroy anyone who sets foot in the throne room!

Ally - Dedue

Talked with Anyone:

I cannot vanquish her alone. So I will join you in this battle. But if I fall, leave me. My only wish is for Edelgard's head.
— Dedue if talked with anyone

Death Quote (unused):

Edelgard—I must have...your head...
— Dedue's Death Quote (unused)

Sub Boss - Dorothea (unused)

Dorothea cannot appear in the map as an enemy in the final release under any circumstances, and is replaced by a generic Imperial General Warlock instead.

Vs Anyone:

Oh, that face brings back some memories. It's a shame we don't have time to catch up.
— Dorothea Vs Anyone

Vs Byleth:

If it's our destiny to kill each other, then I cannot— will not—respect the goddess. My only request is that if you win, you'll at least have the decency to kill me quickly.
— Dorothea Vs Byleth

Vs Manuela:

Dorothea: Manuela? It's not like you to show up anywhere sober. What's the occasion?
Manuela: I thought maybe we could talk. I could help you see the error of your ways. Or we could just try to kill each other over what we believe in. You ready to do this?
Dorothea: No... But let's get to it.

— Dorothea Vs Manuela

Death Quote:

Edelgard, forgive me... I can't...
— Dorothea's Death Quote

Sub Boss - Petra (unused)

Petra cannot appear in the map as an enemy in the final release under any circumstances, and is replaced by a generic Imperial General Assassin instead.

Vs Anyone:

I can't be letting you pass. I will defend, and I will be killing all of you. We must be...must clear the way forward. For every person!
— Petra Vs Anyone

Vs Byleth:

Professor... I have been thinking. About why I came to Fódlan. To the Empire. I am here to be protecting Edelgard...and to be stopping you.
— Petra Vs Byleth

Vs Shamir:

Shamir: I cannot bring myself to kill you... You're a princess of Brigid. A hostage of the Empire.
Petra: That was the truth in the past, but it is a different truth now, Shamir... I am...the will of the emperor!
Shamir: In that case, I won't hold back.

— Petra Vs Shamir

Death Quote:

Edelgard... I will not be keeping my promise... Give me forgiveness, please...
— Petra's Death Quote

Boss - Edelgard

Vs Anyone:

So you're another of the goddess's vanguard. You don't have even a shred of self-awareness, do you? Come at me, so that I may put you out of your misery!
— Edelgard Vs Anyone

Vs Byleth:

Professor... I suppose you think you can defeat me. Is that right? But I will never give up. Even if my arms and legs failed me, I would still find a way to move forward. I will smash that false goddess and her minion into the ground! I will fight to free this world from her vile grasp!
— Edelgard Vs Byleth

Vs Former Black Eagles:

This has nothing to do with where you were born. That we are fighting now is only a result of the choices you've made. So I'm going to give that the response it deserves. I will crush you with everything I have!
— Edelgard Vs Former Black Eagles

Vs Lysithea:

Edelgard: Lysithea. You and I are so alike. We could have walked the same path.
Lysithea: We're alike? You don't mean to tell me... It can't be!
Edelgard: Yet now, we are at a crossroads. There's no turning back. Must we fight each other for the things we believe in?
Lysithea: That's exactly what's going to happen. And I will defeat you, Edelgard!

— Edelgard Vs Lysithea

Vs Seteth:

Seteth: Edelgard! Return Rhea! Release your grip on Fódlan!
Edelgard: If you strike me down, they will return. I cannot permit what you desire. You are a child of the goddess. You must not be allowed power over the people!

— Edelgard Vs Seteth

Vs Flayn:

Flayn: Edelgard! Please! Release Rhea... Release Fódlan!
Edelgard: If you strike me down, they will return. I cannot permit what you desire. You are a child of the goddess. You must not be allowed power over the people!

— Edelgard Vs Flayn

Vs Constance:

Constance: What use are words? We are both set on our path.
Edelgard: How predictable. But so be it. I will now show you my true power!

— Edelgard Vs Constance

Movie - Death of the Flame Emperor

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The throne room is darkened, with light sprinkling those in the scene. Wounded and barely standing by holding the grip of her sword, Edelgard looks straight at Byleth as she pants for air, kneeling.

Edelgard: It looks as though... my path... will end here.

Edelgard's right hand attempts to grab her axe. Then she speaks.

Edelgard: My teacher... claim your victory.¡

After saying this, Byleth closes their eyes with a painful expression, then rises them up once more, looking at Edelgard.

Edelgard: Strike me down. You must!
Edelgard: Even now... across this land, people are killing each other. If you do not act now, this conflict...will go on forever.
Edelgard: Your path... lies across my grave. It is time for you to find the courage to walk it.
Edelgard: If I must fall... let it be by your hand.

Edelgard leans and lowers her head, prepared for what's to come. Byleth's grip on their sword strengthens. They slowly walks towards Edelgard, prepared to do their last strike.

As Byleth raises his sword, Edelgard's voice is heard.

Edelgard: I wanted... to walk with you...

Byleth's blade drops. Everything turns dark.

Event - Our True Enemy

Outside the Palace (Enbarr, The Imperial Capital)

Seteth: At last, it is over... Now we must find Rhea.
Flayn: Professor! Brother! I have a letter. The Imperial general asked me to deliver this to my instructor.
Seteth: Who is it from? Hurry up, Professor. Read it at once.
(Ferdinand glances at the letter.)
Ferdinand: It is from...Hubert? Though he has left this world, he is reaching out through this letter...
(Hubert's voice is heard as the letter is narrated.)

If you are reading this letter, that means I have perished. As Her Majesty would never surrender to another, I can only assume she has fallen as well. It greatly pains me to think of this coming to pass... That said, as the survivors, I must ask you to settle certain affairs in our stead. You must destroy the threat that slithers in the dark.

I am sure you must recall Monica and Tomas. Their allies yet live. They hold deep resentment against the children of the goddess and the people of the world, and they are biding their time until they can exact revenge. If left to their own devices, it is certain they will eventually bring unimaginable calamity and suffering to the world. I detected their sorcery when you took Fort Merceus. I have deduced the location of their stronghold, Shambhala. You will find its whereabouts enclosed. There is no question that they are the enemies of everyone in Fódlan. Do not allow yourselves to forget that.

Lastly... While I cannot say she is in good health, the archbishop resides in a secret chamber in the Imperial palace. I have shared the location of the entrance to that secret chamber with the person to whom I have entrusted this letter.

I believe that Her Majesty will be victorious... Even still, I must plan for her defeat as well. If you wish to lead this world, I challenge you to rise to the occasion and surpass my estimation of you. Such is your obligation as the victors...and the only fitting tribute to all that Lady Edelgard sacrificed.

— Hubert

Seteth: What Hubert has written here... I cannot... No, I know it must be true. And if that is the case, then all else makes sense now. I must speak with Rhea. It seems our battle is not over just yet. Those who slither in the dark... We must kill every last one of them, or Fódlan will never again know peace.
Flayn: They are allies of Monica and Tomas... Correct? The ones who were after my blood. And also the ones who destroyed Fort Merceus with that mysterious light...
Seteth: We shall discuss this more after we have rescued Rhea.

Event - Ambitions in the Dark

Imperial Palace (Enbarr, the Imperial Capital)

(Byleth is seen standing as a very weak Rhea leans against their arms.)

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Rhea: You... You have come to save me... Is this... Is this a dream? I have longed to see you again... all this time... Is it truly you?
(Byleth nods happy.)
Rhea: Seteth, Flayn... You are here as well... Thank you for supporting the professor, and for rescuing me.
Seteth: Rhea... I am overjoyed that you are unharmed. I could not stand losing another of our kind.
Rhea: Yes... I am reminded of the past... of reuniting in Enbarr...
Seteth: It is truly nostalgic. I would love nothing more than to lose ourselves in memories of the old days, but... I must tell you something, Rhea. We have received incredible news, albeit from the Empire. They have told us the identity of our enemy. Those who slither in the dark... It is time for us to stop hiding the truth about the goddess—-the progenitor god. The truth about us. It is time for us to tell the people everything.
Rhea: Those who slither in the dark...
Flayn: We are told they despise the children of the goddess, as well as those who live above ground. They are planning something horrible.
Rhea: ...
Seteth: Please, tell the professor everything about these vile people. There must be things that only you know.
Rhea: I understand. Dear child... I will now tell you all that I know.
Rhea: It is true that there is a group of people who have slithered in the darkness and threatened the peace of Fódlan since ancient times. I am sure you have heard the stories of a man named Nemesis...

Choice 1 Choice 2
The King of Liberation... The wielder of the Sword of the Creator...

Seteth: Nemesis, the King of Liberation... The man who received the Sword of the Creator from the goddess and became a hero. However...
Rhea: Nemesis was originally the leader of a group of bandits. He plundered the Holy Tomb and stole the remains of the progenitor god. When Nemesis appeared in Zanado some time later, he already wielded the Sword of the Creator.

Choice 1 Choice 2
In Zanado? How did he get the Sword of the Creator?
Seteth: The Red Canyon. We journeyed there five years ago. Do you recall? Rhea: The legend that the goddess gifted him the sword so he could fight the wicked false. That story was created after the fact.

Rhea: I do not know how Nemesis obtained the sword, or why he appeared in Zanado. But he used that sword to massacre the people there. The children of the progenitor god. From their corpses he gained even more power, and brought war to Fódlan... A mere bandit like Nemesis would not have been capable of anything so monstrous on his own...
Seteth: It was surmised that someone was collaborating with Nemesis, and there was a massive investigation to uncover who it was. But the truth was never discovered. I am now certain that his accomplices were those who slither in the dark. And this time, they have utilized the Imperial army to send Fódlan back into the flames of war...
Flayn: So, Edelgard has made a temporary alliance with them in order to achieve her own aims... Professor, we must journey to Shambhala and stop them!
(Byleth nods in agreement.)
Rhea: You must not allow Fódlan's bloody history... the Red Canyon Tragedy... to repeat itself...