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Field of the Eagle and Lion/Script (Golden Deer)

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White Clouds
Wyvern Moon

Field of the Eagle and Lion

Opening Narration FETH Golden Deer 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 Claude and Hilda.)
Claude: It's finally time! The Battle of the Eagle and Lion at Gronder Field is this month. Don't tell me you forgot, Teach?

Choice 1 Choice 2
It slipped my mind. I know little about it.
(Support points with Claude go down.)
Claude: You're kidding! Come on, Teach, I need you to keep it together for me. Don't lose focus when it counts.
Claude: You're kidding! Didn't Rhea or Seteth fill you in? Guess I have to do everything myself around here.

Claude: The Battle of the Eagle and Lion is one of the academy's annual traditions. It's a huge mock battle between the three rival houses.
Hilda: But you know all about rivalry battles, Professor. There was one right after you got here, remember? I hear the Battle of the Eagle and Lion will be held in Gronder Field, far away from Garreg Mach.
Claude: The house that defeats most opponents wins. It's a three-way battle that relies heavily on strategy. Sounds exciting, doesn't it?
Hilda: Hey Claude, what about Professor Manuela? Do you think she'll be able to join us despite her injuries?
Claude: I'm afraid she's sitting this one out, as is Professor Hanneman.
(Claude then mimicks Professor Hanneman's voice.)
Claude: "As my persistent rival will not be present, it only goes to follow that I must also sit out this year's battle. Now leave me be, Claude!"

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.
Claude: If it isn't our own Professor Manuela! All things considered, you're looking well.
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.
Hilda: Does that mean you really won't be joining us for the battle?
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 Golden Deers and Flayn are reunited at Gronder Field, pumped for the upcoming battle.)
Claude: So this is Gronder Field... Hey, Teach. Not a bad place to wage war, is it?

Choice 1 Choice 2
How so? Absolutely.
(Support points with Claude go up.)
Claude: I knew you'd understand.

Claude: Plenty of places to hide, and our pick of paths to advance through. It's the perfect battlefield for our tactics.
Claude: I have my eye on that low hill over there. See it? It's the ideal spot to lure our enemies to, and then surround them with fire.

Choice 1 Choice 2
It's risky. Fire is unacceptable.

Claude: Gotcha, Teach! I know, I know. We want all students to make it back to the monastery. With you in command, we can't lose. The Imperial princess and the crown prince don't stand a chance.
(The rest of the Golden Deer join in.)
Hilda: Professor! Claude! What are you two talking about?
Lorenz: What do you expect? It's Claude. I expect he was foisting more of his ill-advised schemes on our poor professor.
Claude: Oh, you have me all figured out, Lorenz. You know me better than I know myself.
Ignatz: Win or lose, it's an honor just to participate in the legendary Battle of the Eagle and Lion!
Leonie: We've got to win so we can show Captain Jeralt what we're made of!
Raphael: Yes! I'm ready! Let's go!
Flayn: Haha, I shall give it my all!
Marianne: I'll just...stay quiet and follow along so I don't get in anyone's way.
Lysithea: That will not be acceptable, Marianne. The whole point of this exercise is for each house to act as one.
Hilda: Do your best! I can't wait to see how well everyone does.
Claude: All right, sounds like Hilda will be taking control of a central hill and watching the battle from there.
(Hilda looks at Claude horrified.)
Claude: It's almost time. Come on, Teach! The battle starts now!

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.

Black Eagles are Engaged First

Dimitri: The Black Eagles and the Golden Deer are already in battle? We should take this chance to break through the Black Eagle's flank.

Dedue Begins Moving

Dedue: I will draw the Black Eagles out, Your Highness.

Dimitri: Yes, and while you are doing so, we will take control of the central hill.

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 Claude:

Claude: Hey, Your Royalness! If you promise to let me have the prize, I'll let you take the honor of victory. Do we have a deal?
Dimitri: Enough of your foolishness! I— Wait a moment. You are trying to anger me, is that it?
Claude: Saw right through me, did you? Well, if there's no deal, I'll just have to win this thing fair and square!
Dimitri: I will happily face you, here and now. Do not hold back, Claude!

— Dimitri Vs Claude

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

Boss - Edelgard

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.
— Edelgard Vs Byleth

Vs Claude:

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!

— Edelgard Vs Claude

Defeat Quote:

If Edelgard is the last Black Eagle standing
I hate to admit it...but it seems this is as far as the Black Eagle House goes.
— Edelgard's defeat quote
If Edelgard is not the last Black Eagle standing
I'm sorry, but I must retreat... You should have no trouble winning. Don't give up!
— Edelgard's defeat quote

The Golden Deer Win

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

If the Golden Deer got more KOs than the other two houses

Claude: A victory worthy of a feast! We did so well, there's no way we didn't secure that prize.

However, if the Golden Deer got less KOs than the other two houses

Claude: I would have preferred an overwhelming victory, but our enemy was formidable... So we'll call that good enough.

Event - Commendable Effort

Edelgard: Well done, Claude. I see your schemes are not to be underestimated.
Dimitri: Yes, I must wholeheartedly agree. As ever, I have proven to be no match for you.
Claude: It is the utmost honor to receive praise from your royal––
(Claude can't end the sentence as he laughs.)
Claude: I'm kidding, of course. Really, though, I was lucky to have Teach on my side. In all honesty, you two made me work for it. If I had to face you again, there's no telling which way it would go.
(Claude then looks at Byleth)
Claude: What do you think, Teach? How did the other houses fare?

Choice 1 Choice 2 Choice 3
The Blue Lion House was very strong. The Black Eagle House was very strong. They were nothing.
(Support points with Dimitri go up.)
Dimitri: I appreciate that. Still, it is clear that I must continue to be rigorous in my training.
(Support points with Edelgard go up.)
Edelgard: Not strong enough, clearly. If there's ever a next time, know that I plan to wipe that smile from your face.
(Support points with Claude go up.)
Claude: Too true, Teach! That just about sums it up. Oh, I'm sorry. That's probably too hard for the losers to hear, isn't it?

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: I wouldn't mind. I'll accept a challenge from either of you at any time. Heh, I'm kidding, of course!
Claude: Well, now that the three-way battle has ended in an Alliance victory, I daresay it's time for some post-battle reconciliation. The victor has but one request. Hear me out...
Claude: 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: Hmph. I accept your proposition. Please notify me once your preparations are complete.
Edelgard: It seems I have no choice but to drown my sorrow at losing in overindulgence. I'll help you with the preparations.
Claude: It's not a feast if you don't eat too much! Leave it to the Imperial princess to say such wonderful things.
(Edelgard's face turns red.)
Edelgard: That's not exactly what I said, but... Ugh, forget it. Laugh all you want.
Claude: Oh, if you insist! Hahahaha! Hey, Teach. Looks like you're having a good time too.
(Claude looks at Byleth)
Claude: Seeing you smile like that means we've got no choice but to have a great time tonight. Let's get going!
(Byleth nods in agreement.)

Event - Trust in the Professor

Golden Deer Classroom

(The Golden Deer House and Flayn are celebrating their victory.)
Hilda: Ugh, I can't believe our house leader ate so much he passed out. I guess he should just...sleep it off? Oh, Professor! Great work today!
Ignatz: As long as we have you and Claude, the Golden Deer House is unstoppable!
Lorenz: I am sure we did not require Claude for our victory, but it certainly would not have been possible without our professor.
Lysithea: Haha! I'm so please to be in your class, Professor. You truly bring out the best in us.
Raphael: Let's keep fighting! And winning!
Leonie: I knew the tactics you learned from the captain would be something else. I better work harder to catch up!
Flayn: I have had the opportunity to experience much. Please allow me to offer you my gratitude once more, Professor.
Marianne: Because of you, I managed to get through the fight without feeling like a burden. Thank you, Professor.
Hilda: I hear Lady Rhea and Seteth are singing your praises too!

Choice 1 Choice 2 Choice 3
You all worked hard. Our opponents were strong too. Just wait until you see my true power.
(Support points with Claude go up.)
Hilda: You're always so modest!
Hilda: Well, I certainly can't deny that. (Support points with Hilda go up.)
Hilda: Oh, wow! I don't doubt it.

(Claude joins the rest of his classmates.)
Claude: You really showed them, Teach! I would really hate to be on your bad side.
Hilda: Oh, look. Claude has been revived.
Claude: Your tactics were ingenious, and you've somehow mastered the power of the King of Liberation's Relic. You really are incredible. Though you can be a bit absentminded at times. Your mind is like a giant bowl with a tiny crack in it...
Hilda: Claude, saying that only makes your own mind bowl seem tiny.
Claude: How dare you! My bowl is much bigger than Teach's! Unfortunately, it doesn't just have a crack. The whole bottom of my bowl is missing.
Lysithea: In other words, you are the absentminded one, not our professor.
Ignatz: That's true. He just admitted it.
Marianne: Hehe!
(Leonie's surprised by Marianne's laugh.)
Leonie: It's unusual to hear you laughing, Marianne. Your smile is really cute.
Lorenz: I agree. You really don't know how beauti–– Eh... Never mind.
(Lorenz quickly goes silent after having a realization.)

Hilda: It feels so great to laugh and joke around like this, doesn't it?
(Hilda then notices something at the distance.)
Hilda: Hm? Well, look at that. Someone's having a secret rendezvous in the courtyard...
(As Hilda leaves, the rest of the class sans Claude follow her.)

Claude: All joking aside, I'm having trouble sizing you up, Teach. The honest truth is that I'd hate to have you as an enemy. If possible, I wish for you to fight by my side.
Claude: If I could use the Sword of the Creator, we wouldn't even be having this conversation.
Claude: I bet if I could use it, you would trust me to... Right? That selflessness may be what I like best about you.

Event - Report: Wyvern Moon

Audience Chamber

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

If the Golden Deer 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.