Site News
Warning: This wiki contains spoilers. Read at your own risk!

Social media: If you would like, please join our Discord server, and/or follow us on Twitter (X) or Tumblr!

Cross-Wiki Week 2023: From September 23 to October 1, make contributions to NIWA wikis and participating affiliates that you normally don't edit for a chance to win a Nintendo eShop gift card! See here for more details.

Familiar Scenery/Script (Black Eagles)

From Fire Emblem Wiki, your source on Fire Emblem information. By fans, for fans.

This page has been marked as a stub. Please help improve the page by adding information.

White Clouds
Harpstring Moon

Familiar Scenery

Opening Narration FETH Black Eagles symbol.png

Ss fe16 chapter 2 mural.png
In honor of the saints whose births or deaths took place under this moon, the people perform music once beloved by those divine beings. Whether by harp, by flute, or voice alone, joyous melodies are shared between farmers as they sew their seeds across the vast plains of Tailtean and Gronder.
— Chapter 2 opening narration

Event - The Fugitive Bandits

Date: 5/1
Advisory Room

(Byleth & Edelgard are reunited with Seteth.)
Seteth: As you have already been notified, your mission is to subdue some bandits. Our students have been learning about combat through study, but this is a precious opportunity to provide them with practical experience. The knights will support your mission and are prepared to offer their assistance if necessary.
Seteth: In short, this is no mock battle. You must be prepared for anything. You will receive a message from the knights when it is time to depart. Until then, use your time wisely.
(Seteth leaves.)
Edelgard: The last time we fought bandits, you saved me. Maybe I can return the favor this time.

Choice 1 Choice 2
Let's do our best. Don't get careless.

Edelgard: The knights are well aware of our enemy's strength. We can count of them to keep the battlefield under control for us. It seems unlikely that we would lose. Still, let's do all we can to prepare.

Captain's Quarters

Jeralt: You seem well. Are you adjusting to life at the monastery?

Choice 1 Choice 2
I think so. Not quite.
Jeralt: Oh? I didn't expect that answer. (Support points with Jeralt go up.)
Jeralt: Well, I didn't expect it would be easy on you.

Jeralt: When we were mercenaries, I handled everything. Outside of battle, you didn't have much contact with people, did you? I thought being thrown into a swarm of noble brats to teach would be a bit much for you. But I guess I was wrong/right to worry.
Jeralt: By the way, I heard about those bandits. Your first assignment is to take them out, right? That's fairly routine for you by now, but don't forget it's the first real taste of battle for those brats. It'll be tougher to sleep at night if you let one of your little pupils die, so stay vigilant and lead them well.
Jeralt: I wish I could offer you my support, but Lady Rhea won't allow it. For now, I'll try to figure out what she wants from you. I don't mind you settling into your life here, but don't let your guard down. Ever.

Exploration: Familiar Scenery

Potential Dates: 5/11, 5/18 and 5/25

This page has been marked as a stub. Please help improve the page by adding information.

Event: A True Battle

Date: 5/30
Entrance Hall

(Byleth and the rest of the Black Eagles receive Edelgard's news.)
Edelgard: Perfect timing, Professor. I just received word from the knights. They've located the bandits.
Hubert: It seems they have them cornered. They are in Zanado, the Red Canyon.
Caspar: I can't wait to get started! I'll strike down those heinous thieves before they know what hit them!
Ferdinand: Charge ahead if you must, Caspar. Just do not put the rest of us in danger.
Bernadetta: I'm going back. I won't be of any help anyway, and I don't want to get hurt...
Dorothea: Don't worry, Bern. It's just some bandits. We'll have no trouble at all.
Linhardt: Eh, don't get ahead of yourselves. Unfounded optimism isn't a great strategy. Let's just get this over with.
Petra: There is nothing to get over. We will work with each other to achieve our mission.

Choice 1 Choice 2
You seem excited to get out there.
(Byleth shows confidence.)
I'm not sure about this...
(Byleth shows worry.)

Edelgard: It's time, Professor. Give us our orders, and let's move out.
(Byleth nods in agreement.)

Battle: Red Canyon Dominance

Date: 5/31
Zanado, The Red Canyon

Before Battle

Edelgard: So this is the Red Canyon... A ruin of sorts by the look of it. Let's end this quickly. The thieves must have been driven back. Be careful, or the cornered mice might bite us.

Kostas: The knights chased us all the way here?!
Thief(1): Chief, let's get out of here! There's no way we can win against them!
Kostas: Shut your dumb mouth! Where would we go at this point? You can't be a thief if you fear death!

Player Phase 1

Edelgard: Professor...I hear there's a back road to the west. Why don't we split up and attack from both the west and the front? If we advance tactfully, we can attack our enemy from both sides. I leave the rest to you. Regardless, we must cross the bridge first.

Black Eagles Kill a Thief


Regrettable...but there was no other way.
— Edelgard kills a thief


Allow me to clean this up for you, Lady Edelgard.
— Hubert kills a thief


These ruffians are no match for a noble like me!
— Ferdinand kills a thief


I...I killed them. What have I done? The blood...
— Linhardt kills a thief


Are all real battles this exciting? Come on, let's get on to the next one!
— Caspar kills a thief


I don't care if they're stealing! Can I go home?!
— Bernadetta kills a thief


So, is making us experience a real battle part of the church's teachings?
— Dorothea kills a thief


People and beasts are as one. Calm your heart, and do not be worried about this killing.
— Petra kills a thief

Thief Holding a Key Attacks

Thief(2): We stole this treasure! It's all ours! There's no way we're gonna give it up to some knights!

If Kostas is Approached from the West

Kostas: Damn, they're coming from the west too! I can't stand these brats!

Boss - Kostas

Vs Anyone:

Sending these brats instead of the knights means they've underestimated me! Big mistake!
— Kostas Vs Anyone

Vs Byleth:

Y-you're... It can't be! The mercenary from before? So what, now you're pals with the knights? I'll kill you and your pesky brats!
— Kostas Vs Byleth

Vs Edelgard:

Kostas: Spoiled little noble! Just die like a good little rich kid!
Edelgard: Do you really think being born a commoner gives you the right to kill? Despicable.

— Kostas Vs Edelgard

Death Quote:

I should have never listened to that idiot... What a mistake...
— Kostas's Death Quote

After Battle

Edelgard: Thank you for leading us, Professor. Though I suppose there was no way we could lose to a familiar foe. In any case, something about this canyon feels... inexplicably strange.

Event - Memories of the Red Canyon

Byleth: ...

Choice 1 Choice 2
I remember this being a peaceful place...
(Support points with Sothis go up.)
Since when has it been called the Red Canyon...
(Support points with Sothis go up.)

Byleth: ...
Byleth: ?
(Byleth seems to remember being here before, somehow...)
Sothis: Hmm... I wonder why it is that you recall this place.
(Byleth is startled by Sothis's voice.)
Sothis: You must be weak of heart. Each time I speak, it scares you so.

Choice 1 Choice 2 Choice 3
I'm sorry. You surprised me. I'm not scared.
Sothis: Although the battle is at an end, do not feel too at ease. (Support points with Sothis go up.)
Sothis: Although the battle is at an end, do not feel too at ease.
Sothis: Do you think you can lie to me? It saddens me to know you wish to hide such things from me.

Sothis: Well, anyhow... I am quite fascinated by this place. As far as I can tell, this is your first time here...

Choice 1 Choice 2
Still, it feels familiar. Have you been here before, Sothis?
Sothis: How very odd. I wonder if somehow, my memories have... Hmm. Sothis: Here? I daresay it would be impossible to have forgotten such as place as this.

Sothis: I must admit I am unsure. Beyond the name and this strange feeling of familiarity, I can't seem to remember anything about this place. And yet...a great depth of emotion is tied to that sense of familiarity. Like joy and sorrow. Pain and love. And all things in between...
(Byleth looks around, curious...)
Sothis: If I was somehow here before, I wonder what took place...
(Edelgard suddenly arrives.)
Edelgard: Professor? I was wondering where you were... It's about time we headed back to the monastery.
(Byleth nods in agreement.)
(It seems only Byleth can hear Sothis's voice...)
Sothis: It is time to depart. But know that time reveals all things. One day, I will remember that which I have lost... Oh, by the way. It seems you've earned my gratitude. The thieves who came here are no more.

Choice 1 Choice 2
Why are you grateful? Why are you...

Sothis: I am not sure myself, yet I am grateful all the same. In any case... You must become accustomed to my voice! If you fall down with shock each time I speak, that just won't do.
(Byleth shakes head, disagreeing with Sothis's claim.)
Sothis: Oh... You think you're standing strong? Of course you are! It was a jest.

Event - First Mission

Entrance Hall

(As Byleth and Edelgard walk in the hall, Edelgard speaks.)
Edelgard: On our way out, I had the chance to observe the Red Canyon... Did you notice anything, Professor?

Choice 1 Choice 2
What are you talking about? I did.
Edelgard: Oh, I suppose it was only me, then. (Support points with Edelgard go up)
Edelgard: Of course. I expected as much.

Edelgard: The area was covered in ruins, each more curious than the last. They did not match the architectural style of any era or culture within the Empire. Or across all of Fódlan, for that matter. That can only mean one thing... The valley's civilization must have flourished and fallen in the distant past, long before the Empire was established.
Edelgard: Who do you think lived there?

Choice 1 Choice 2 Choice 3
Our ancestors. A culture long since perished. Subterranean beings.
Edelgard: Oh, I suppose it was only me, then. (Support points with Edelgard go up)
Edelgard: Heh, it's possible they weren't even human.
(Support points with Edelgard go up)
Edelgard: Heh, it's possible they weren't even human.

Edelgard: Hmm, perhaps their remnants still influence this world...

Event - Report: Harpstring Moon

Audience Chamber

(Byleth is reporting their results to the Archbishop.)
Rhea: So, you have safely disposed of those bandits. I pray that their souls find salvation.
Rhea: But why did they target the students to begin with? We must further investigate the true cause of all that took place. Until we know more, I ask that you support the students and relieve them of any unnecessary worry.

Choice 1 Choice 2
Of course. I will do all that I can.
(Support points with Rhea go up)

Rhea: Good. I have high expectations for you.
Rhea: By the way, how was your time in Zanado? Legend has it, in ancient times, a goddess alighted upon this world in that very canyon. For a goddess from heavens, Zanado could only have been a temporary haven.

Choice 1 Choice 2
A goddess? A temporary haven?

(An image of multiple temples build over a canyon is shown as Rhea speaks. At the top of one of them, three unidentified figures watch over the location...)

Cg fe16 ancient civilization.png

Rhea: Long ago, the divine Seiros received a revelation from the goddess. A gift, to help the lost. The goddess is always watching over Fódlan from her kingdom above. However, in ancient times, the goddess graced this world with her presence and offered salvation to the people here. She is the mother of all life, the arbiter of every soul.
(The image dissapears.)

Choice 1 Choice 2
I didn't know. My father never told me.

Rhea: I see. During your time here, I pray that you come to devote yourself to the teachings of Seiros.
(Seteth suddenly interrupts the conversation.)
Seteth: Uh...Lady Rhea, I am sorry to interrupt. There is something I must ask about in regard to those bandits...
Rhea: As you wish.
(Rhea looks at Byleth.)
We shall continue our discussion when next we meet.
(Byleth leaves)


Sothis: A goddess... I have no memory of her. But then... I have no memory at all! Oh, how bothersome! It is as though I know...and yet I don't. Perhaps Zanado was my home back when the goddess walked the land.
Sothis: If so... What does that make me now? A ghost?

Choice 1 Choice 2
That must be it. I don't know.
Sothis: Are you simple?! That's impossible! I am most certainly alive. Sothis: Hmm... No. That cannot be. I am most certainly alive.

Sothis: Of course, we also have the mystery of why I'm here with you. Is it somehow connected? Perhaps some past regret is stopping me from moving on, and now I'm forced to stay with you instead... No, that's not it! I can't believe in such a meaningless existence! I... I...
(Sothis yawns loudly, then seems to fall asleep...)