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Familiar Scenery/Script (Golden Deer)

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White Clouds
Harpstring Moon

Familiar Scenery

Opening Narration FETH Golden Deer symbol.png

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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 & Claude 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.)
Claude: More bandits? Not very original, Teach.

Choice 1 Choice 2
Not interested? You need to focus.

Claude: Well, as long as you're with us, at least things won't be boring. In fact... It may take a turn for the interesting. And with that, I take my leave to make my final preparations.

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

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Event: A True Battle

Date: 5/30
Entrance Hall

(Byleth meets with the Golden Deers on the hall.)
Claude: Hey, Teach. Glad you could make it. We've been waiting on you.
Lorenz: It seems the knights have our foes cornered. They are in Zanado—the Red Canyon.
Raphael: It's bandit time? That sounds like real knight work. Let's get to it!
Leonie: I'm itching to put my skills to the test as well. We have to win so Captain Jeralt can see how much I've learned!
(Ignatz is slighly confused.)
Ignatz: I thought Jeralt wasn't coming with us. Either way, I'll give it everything I've got.
Marianne: Um... Even if I go, it's not like I'd be of any use...
(Lysithea looks at Marianne.)
Lysithea: That's enough of that. If we don't work together and give it our all, we are doomed to fail.
Hilda: You can be pretty intense sometimes, Lysithea. But I agree! Let's do our best!

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

Claude: If we fight half as well as we chatter, we'll be fine. C'mon, Teach. Lead the way. (Byleth nods in agreement.)

Battle: Red Canyon Dominance

Date: 5/31
Zanado, The Red Canyon

Before Battle

Claude: So, this is the Red Canyon? Doesn't look red to me... Anyway, let's get things started, Teach. Looks like the thieves have been driven back. That's what we last heard, so no surprise there.

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

Claude: I hear there's a back road to the west. How about we split up and attack from there and from the front? We may be able to corner the enemy by approaching from both sides. In any case, we need to cross the bridge first. I'll leave the details to you, Teach.

Golden Deer Kill a Thief


We were taken by surprise last time, but... I guess this is what we can expect when battling thieves.
— Claude kills a thief


It is a noble's duty to guard the welfare of the people. Nothing personal.
— Lorenz kills a thief


I'm sorry... I didn't have a choice.
— Ignatz kills a thief


This is my first real fight. I guess I'm pretty strong!
— Raphael kills a thief


A precious opportunity to test my own strength. I won't make waste of your deaths.
— Lysithea kills a thief


I was planning to just sit back and watch. But hey, I got one!
— Hilda kills a thief


Please forgive me, Goddess...and save their souls...
— Marianne kills a thief


This is what I've trained for!
— Leonie 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 Claude:

Kostas: Spoiled little noble! Just die like a good little rich kid!
Claude: Being noble has nothing to do with who you are as a person or how hard your life is. Your logic is illogical!

— Kostas Vs Claude

Death Quote:

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

After Battle

Claude: Those thieves ran out of luck when they entered this canyon. They never had a chance. Your leadership was amazing, Teach. Let's leave the rest of this work to the knights.

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...
(Claude suddenly arrives.)
Claude: Teach? What are you doing here? We should get back to the academy.
(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 Claude walk in the hall, Claude speaks.)
Claude: Hey, Teach. On the way back, you seemed transfixed by the canyon. Did something happen there?

Choice 1 Choice 2
It's nothing. Actually...
Claude: Nice try, but you can't get anything past me. You saw something...or felt something. I'm sure of it.
Claude: But hey, if you don't want to share, that's fine by me. Everyone has their secrets.
(Support points with Claude go up)
Claude: It seemed familiar to you? Huh. Can't say the same.
Claude: Maybe it's a memory from when you were a child. Or from a past life. Anyway, if you can't remember, I guess there isn't really much more to be said.

Claude: Although, I'll admit, there is something about that canyon that has me captivated as well.
Claude: How did Zanado come to be called the Red Canyon? Nothing there...was actually red...

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...)

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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...)