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White Clouds
Wyvern Moon

Field of the Eagle and Lion

Opening Narration FETH Black Eagles symbol.png

Ss fe16 chapter 7 mural.png
From on high, flocks of wyverns roar in chorus and soar the pristine skies, heading south for the winter. Fódlan's children lend their hands to winter preparations by gathering firewood and catching fish from the rivers' cool waters. Yet all the while their gazes are turned skyward, drawn to the magnificent sight above.
— Chapter 7 opening narration

Event - Battle of the Eagle and Lion

Date: 10/4
Reception Hall

(Byleth is standing along with Edelgard and Hubert.)
Edelgard: Professor, you already know about the Battle of the Eagle and Lion, correct?

Choice 1 Choice 2
Only the name. I can't recall.
Edelgard: I see. In that case, allow me to fill you in. (Support points with Edelgard go down.)
Edelgard: Well then. Allow me to fill you in.

Edelgard: It's a large-scale mock battle between the rival houses that takes place every year.
Hubert: Its scale is incomparable to the mock battle we fought during the Great Tree Moon. It will take place in the vast Gronder Field. That is in Empire territory to the southeast of Garreg Mach.
Edelgard: Whichever house defeats the most opponents wins. Of course, the professors also fight alongside their respective houses.
Hubert: Well, usually. Professor Manuela is being prudent. She will not be participating this year.
Hubert: Since his long-time rival will be absent, Professor Hanneman has also declined.

Choice 1 Choice 2
In that case, I must sit out too. What should I do?
(Support points with Manuela go up.)

(Manuela and Hanneman join Byleth.)
Manuela: Oh, don't worry about us. You know you wanna see the kids in action.
Hubert: Are you feeling any better, Professor Manuela?
Manuela: Thanks to all of you. But I'd only be a burden out there. My students don't need to see me collapsed. Well, not on the battlefield, anyway.
Hanneman: Correct, we will not be participating. Regardless, do not expect victory to come easily. Or at all.
Manuela: Well put. We've spent the past few months pushing our students to their limits. You can see me in the infirmary after they destroy you.

Choice 1 Choice 2
If I'm the only professor present... This doesn't seem fair...
(Support points with Manuela go down.) (Support points with Hanneman go up.)
Manuela: Oh my, look at you. If you're as confident as all that, my students will walk all over you.

Hanneman: We have taught our students well. There is no need to hold back. Challenge them with everything you have!

Exploration: Field of the Eagle and Lion

Potential Dates: 10/5, 10/12, 10/19 and 10/26

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Event - Field of Three

Date: 10/27
Gronder Field (Empire Territory)

(Byleth, the Black Eagles and Flayn are reunited at Gronder Field, pumped for the upcoming battle.)
Caspar: Gronder Field is in the Empire. It's actually part of my family's territory - House Bergliez. It is the largest field in all of Fódlan. The grain it produces sustains the whole Empire.
Caspar: Wait... I sure hope we don't destroy all that grain.
Hubert: It is considered the most suitable place for a large-scale battle.
Edelgard: Professor, if it is up to you, how would you approach this battle?

Choice 1 Choice 2
I would fight them head-on. I would surprise them with clever schemes.
(Support points with Edelgard go up.) (Support points with Hubert go up.)

Edelgard: That sounds like a certain someone we both know. But as you wish. We'll use whatever strategy you think is best. If the Black Eagle House bands together, we won't lose.
Hubert: Our strength is superior. So if we do lose, it would be on your shoulders, Professor.
Ferdinand: If you're not confident you can do this, just sit back and leave it to me.
(Hubert chuckles.)
Hubert: The most you will do is make things worse. You'll just get in Lady Edelgard's way.
Caspar: Are you two about to fight? Haha! Count me in! Wait, no. I think we all need to calm down.
Petra: We have no lack of opponents. I am ready to go hunting for our enemies!
Dorothea: Hunting isn't exactly... Well, I guess they're pretty similar, actually.
Bernadetta: I'm just gonna hide in the fort and cheer everyone on. There, um, is a fort, right?
Linhardt: Sure, but it's deep in enemy territory. How kind of you to offer to cut through for us.
Bernadetta: What?! No! That's not what I meant! Ugh, good work Bernie...
Linhardt: This will be your first battle, won't it, Flayn? You don't seem nervous at all.
Flayn: Haha, I shall give it my all!
Edelgard: Our battle will begin shortly. The flag of the Black Eagles will soon grace Gronder Field!
(Everyone nods with confidence.)

Battle: Battle of the Eagle and Lion

Before Battle

Dimitri: The Battle of the Eagle and Lion is set to begin at long last. Everyone, show off the results of your dedicated training!

Claude: Remember, we're not just fighting for honor. There's a prize at stake!

Edelgard: It's almost time to begin. Steel yourselves, everyone.

Movie - The Battle

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A flying eagle cries as the camera focuses on Gronder Field. Rhea and Seteth are seen standing on a cliff with soldiers holding the banner of the Knights of Seiros. Trumpets begin playing.

On the side of the Blue Lions, Dimitri advances between his soldiers and lifts his lance, pointing towards the other classes.

Dimitri: You all should know... I am not about to go easy on you today.

On the side of the Golden Deer, Claude walks forward among his soldiers as well, resting his bow on his shoulders.

Claude: As long as we can pull off the win, it doesn't matter how.

Finally, on the Black Eagles's side, Edelgard is seen standing among her troops, flicking her hair as she begins to speak.

Edelgard: Our victory must be matter what it may take.

The Black Eagle's soldiers draw their swords.

The camera then focuses on Byleth as they raise the Sword of the Creator and are distracted by something flying over them. Seteth is then shown as he speaks.

Seteth: It is time.

A Church Soldier raises a flag. The scene then returns to Edelgard, lifting her hand as she makes a commanding gesture.)

Edelgard: Forward! now!

The Black Eagle soldiers run forward and yell.

Dimitri lifts his lance into the air, then lowers it and points forward.

Dimitri: For honor!

The Blue Lion soldiers too yell as they run forward.

Claude simply lifts his arm, commanding the Golden Deer soldiers to attack.

From their cliff, Rhea and Seteth stand in silence and watch. The Battle of the Eagle and Lion has begun.

Player Phase 1

Edelgard: The ballista in the center of the battlefield... The house that secures it will have a clear advantage.

Blue Lions are Engaged First

Claude: The Black Eagles and Blue Lions are fighting... Maybe we can sneak right past them.

Lorenz Begins Moving

Lorenz: A stronghold for me to seize? Splendid!

Claude: There goes Lorenz, acting on his own... Guess we've got no choice but to capture the central hill and cover him!

Black Eagles Capture the Central Hill

Claude: Who told you jump out there? Now we've got no choice. Capture the central hill!

Boss - Claude

Vs Byleth:

This is a great chance for me to find out if the Sword of the Creator really is all it's cracked up to be. On that note, you'd better not surrender too quickly!
— Claude Vs Byleth

Vs Edelgard:

Claude: Hey, Princess! Heads up! There's a rat right by your Imperial feet...
Edelgard: BAH! I— Huh. How dare you make a fool of me. You will not rile me with such childish tactics.
Claude: Ah, so the sheer terror in your eyes was...something else entirely. My mistake. Anyway, it was only a joke.
Edelgard: You really hope to unsettle me with childish jokes? It won't work. You must stand and fight!

— Claude Vs Edelgard

Defeat Quote:

If Claude is the last Golden Deer standing
I hate to say it, but it seems we're at a stalemate. Looks like the Golden Deer won't be winning this round...
— Claude's defeat quote
If Claude is not the last Golden Deer standing
Sorry, but it's about time I make my exit... The rest of you...please, finish the job!
— Claude's defeat quote

Boss - Dimitri

Vs Byleth:

How far can I push myself with you as my foe... This will be a great chance to test our mettle. Do not underestimate me, Professor, or you will fail.
— Dimitri Vs Byleth

Vs Edelgard:

Dimitri: So, it is time to cross blades... I never imagined such a day would come to pass.
Edelgard: If the Empire and the Kingdom go to war, we'll be able to fight as much as we please.
Dimitri: I am sorry, but that is not something to joke about. The thought of fighting you is troubling at best.
Edelgard: In that case, I wonder when you'll be able to stomach facing me in battle... Do you need a few moments?

— Dimitri Vs Edelgard

Defeat Quote:

If Dimitri is the last Blue Lion standing
I suppose my training wasn't enough... The Blue Lions have no choice but to retreat.
— Dimitri's defeat quote
If Dimitri is not the last Blue Lion standing
I fear I cannot fight any longer. I'm sorry, everyone... Please continue onward to victory!
— Dimitri's defeat quote

The Black Eagles Win

Seteth: That is the end of this year's Battle of the Eagle and Lion! And the winners are... The Black Eagles!

If the Black Eagles got more KOs than the other two houses

Edelgard: Thank you for your hard work, everyone! I daresay that prize is as good as ours.

However, if the Black Eagles got less KOs than the other two houses

Edelgard: It was a narrow victory, but a victory nonetheless. Now, let's take our leave.

Event - Commendable Effort

Dimitri: Edelgard. Professor. That was a spectacular battle. You both fought exceptionally well.
Claude: Complete and utter defeat... I would hate to make an enemy of you two.
Edelgard: No need to get carried away with praise. I know you both feel we won by a paper-thin margin. And I won't deny it. If we were to fight again, there's no telling who would prevail.
(Edelgard then looks at Byleth)
Edelgard: What do you think, Professor?

Choice 1 Choice 2 Choice 3
The Blue Lion House was very strong. The Golden Deer House was very strong. They were nothing.
(Support points with Dimitri go up.)
Dimitri: I am honored to hear you say that. Still, I must continue to train rigorously.
(Support points with Claude go up.)
Claude: I'm honored! And I'll level with you—I think that margin is at least as wide as two sheets of paper. I mean that.
(Support points with Edelgard go up.)
Edelgard: Professor?! Well, I suppose it's OK to let victory go to your head just this once.

Claude: In any case, I hope the day never comes when we have to put this experience to use.
Dimitri: Agreed. I would hate to know a future in which I'm forced to cross swords with you.
Edelgard: True. Although the Battle of the Eagle and Lion was originally named after a war between the Empire and the Kingdom. But that's all in the past. I'm sure even the name will one day fade from the pages of history.

Choice 1 Choice 2
I hope so Let's do our best to get along.

Claude: How admirable, Teach! On that note, I have a proposition. When we get back to Garreg Mach, let's have a grand feast to bring down the walls between our respective houses.
Claude: And by a "grand" feast, I mean a fairly regular feast in the dining hall.
Dimitri: It would be a fine opportunity to know each other better. Count me in.
Edelgard: So be it. Let's plan to meet up on the night we return. Is that OK with you, Professor?

Choice 1 Choice 2
I'm looking forward to it. We'll celebrate our victory.
(Support points with Edelgard go up. She's surprised)
Edelgard: What's gotten into you today? I'm not used to seeing you this excited.

(Claude silently chuckles and Edelgard notices it, looking annoyed.)
(Edelgard then directs to Byleth.)
Edelgard: Seeing such a big smile on your face is a rare gift... It makes me feel like I can maybe relax a little too.

Event - Trust in the Professor

Entrance Hall

(The Black Eagles sans Hubert are celebrating their victory.)
(Bernadetta and Petra are hanging together.)
Bernadetta: It's finally over... There were way too many strangers at that feast.
Petra: Put your chin high, Bernie. It was a chance for you to have growth.
Bernadetta: But... but everyone was acting so friendly! It was overwhelming...

(Meawhile, Caspar and Linhardt...)
Caspar: Linhardt, I wasn't done talking to you! If those Alliance guys came at it from here and those Kingdom guys came from there-
Linhardt: I know, I know. We'd have been able to take them all out at once. I heard you. I'm going to bed now.

(In the meantime...)
Dorothea: Did anyone get the feeling that there were already couples forming? That's not really fair, is it? I wanted to sneak off with someone too...
Ferdinand: I was hoping for some tea after our meal anyway. Would you care to join me?

If Dorothea & Ferdinand didn't reach their B-Support. If Dorothea & Ferdinand did reach their B-Support.

Dorothea: Thanks but no thanks, Mr. Noble. I already have my heart set on someone else.

(The camera then showcases Edelgard and Byleth, standing together)
Edelgard: Until today, I thought it would fall to me to command and guide our ranks all by myself. But with you leading us, I've gotten to experience what it's like to fight alongside everyone... And I've realized... how happy it makes me, fighting under your command.
Edelgard: The emperor doesn't take orders from anyone. It's their duty to stand alone and lead the entire Empire. But maybe it's better to have someone to rely on... so that you can support and guide each other through the darkness.

Choice 1 Choice 2
Am I that someone? I am unfit to guide an emperor.
(Support points with Edelgard go up.) (Support points with Edelgard go down.)

Edelgard: I may be heir to the Imperial throne, but first and foremost, I'm your grateful student. That will never change, even when I fulfill my destiny and become the emperor.
Edelgard: I told you long ago that I wished to enlist you in the service of the Empire. Well, I take it back. Now I wish only for your continued guidance during my eventual reign.

(Suddenly, the Black Eagles and Flayn reunite around Edelgard and Byleth)
Linhardt: Don't just hide away in the corner, Professor. You're the reason we're celebrating.
Bernadetta: It's because of you that I've had the courage to leave my room for a bit each day.
(Bernadetta then begins sobbing)
Bernadetta: I'm...I'm so grateful, Professor!
Ferdinand: We were all just discussing how well you led us. Remarkable!
(Petra then speaks in a rigid fashion.)
Petra: Your guidance is without parallel, Professor.
(Petra then breaks down and chuckles.)
Petra: I have had practicing of that phrase.
Caspar: Your training's been top notch. Really!
Dorothea: Whatever would we do without you?
Flayn: I have had the opportunity to experience much. Please allow me to offer you my gratitude once more, Professor.
Edelgard: I feel the same... You are something special, my teacher.

Event - Report: Wyvern Moon

Audience Chamber

(Byleth reports to Rhea.)
Rhea: You fought bravely during the Battle of the Eagle and Lion.

If the Black Eagles got 12 KOs in Battle of the Eagle and Lion Otherwise

Rhea: I can only call your deeds during the Battle of the Eagle and Lion...quite versatile.
Seteth: Comparing against their performance in the mock battle of the Great Tree Moon, the students have grown significantly. It is clear that this is a result of your guidance.
Rhea: In appreciation of your efforts, and to show our high hopes for the future of your students, I award you with this.

(A Blessed Lance is added into Byleth's inventory at the end of the event.)

Rhea: Please continue to instruct your students as a model teacher.
Sothis: So! You've made good use of all my power after all. I would have been upset if you had failed at such an easy task!
Seteth: It pains me to assign such a disturbing mission to you during such a blessed moment in time... However, next month your assignment will be to journey to Remire Village to investigate an abnormal occurrence there.
Sothis: Remire Village... If I recall, you've been there with your father many times.

An abnormal occurrence?

Seteth: I have yet to ascertain the details, but it would seem the villages have been acting strangely. I have already dispatched the knights to verify the authenticity of this information. They should be back shortly. I suggest you begin by finding out what they have discovered.
(Byleth nods in agreement.)
Rhea: I pray this is not a bad omen... May the goddess protect you all.