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Oath of the Dagger/Script

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Note: Some story events may be slighly modified depending on what characters have previously fallen in battle (Classic Mode only).

Azure Moon
Verdant Rain Moon

Oath of the Dagger

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After storming the streets of Enbarr and bringing Imperial forces to their knees, the Kingdom army surrounds the Imperial palace. But the enemy that awaits them there is not the Edelgard they once knew...
— Chapter 22 opening narration

Event - Oil and Water

Date: 8/30
Palace's Entrance Hall (Enbarr, the Imperial Capital)*

(On one side, the Kingdom army has finally made it into the Imperial Palace.)
Dimitri: We have annihilated Enbarr's army. If we strike her down now, this war will finally be over. I imagine she intends to keep fighting until the bitter end... If this is the end she has chosen, it is my responsibility to see it through with her. Isn't that so... Emperor of Adrestia?
Dimitri: We have no choice but to destroy each other... Such is the destiny we were born to. That is why...I will now rise up to answer her iron will with the bite of my lance.
Dedue: I will protect you at all costs. We will both live to see tomorrow...Your Majesty.
Felix: Hmph. If the king falls here, that would mean my father's and brother's deaths were in vain.
Ashe: For Lonato, Christophe, everyone... I will not lose!
Sylvain: Well, if I were to die now, I'd have a lot to explain to my brother.
Mercedes: All will be OK. I know we can win!
Annette: I won't falter, no matter who we're facing!
Ingrid: For all those who have lost their lives in this war... We cannot lose!

Let's win this!

(Byleth's ready just as everyone else.)
Dimitri: It is time. Onward, to our final battle!

Throne Room (Enbarr, the Imperial Capital)

(On the other side, Edelgard, having successfully assumed her new monstrous guise, is ready to follow her dreams to the bitter end.)
Hegemon Edelgard: They are here... But my progress cannot be stopped, no matter how many people try. The war's end will spell destruction for one of us. There can only be one ruler of the world...

Battle: Clash at the Imperial Capital

Before Battle

Dimitri: Edelgard must be in the throne room... I would love nothing more than to charge in and settle this once and for all, but we must be mindful of the surrounding forces.

Player Phase 1

(The camera focuses on the enemy general of the Empire's allied forces.)

If Ingrid is deployed

If Ingrid is deployed Otherwise

Ingrid: Strange... The mages don't seem to be wearing their usual Imperial uniforms.

Myson: We cannot allow our grand ambition to be stopped by these beasts...

After Hegemon Edelgard Has Launched an Attack

Dimitri: Gah! Where did that attack come from?! If we do not find out, we have no chance of avoiding it!

If Mercedes is deployed Otherwise

Mercedes: We're in danger! Advance with caution!

Player Phase 2/Kingdom Unit Already Reached the Central Room

Dimitri: I can hear voices from the lower levels... Could it be enemy reinforcements?

If Ashe is deployed Otherwise

Ashe: Maybe if we take control of those stairwells now, we can prevent reinforcements.

Imperial Reinforcements Arrive

Dimitri: Reinforcements from the lower levels... Will they ever stop coming?

If Sylvain is deployed Otherwise

Sylvain: General, calm down! Get control of the stairwells. Cut off the enemy's entry point.

Kingdom Unit Reaches the Throne Room

Dimitri: So...that grotesque creature was Edelgard...
Dimitri: If she is prepared to transform her very body to fight for this future of hers... Then I have no choice but to defeat her, even if it costs me my life! We must defend the present... After all, it is all that we truly have.

Kingdom Unit has Ended their Turn on the Throne Room

Hegemon Edelgard: These fools are caught up in the sacrifices at hand and cannot see the future ramifications at stake... We must bury them.
Hegemon Edelgard: We must trample the past underfoot, and move onward to a brighter tomorrow!

Sub Boss - Myson

Vs Anyone:

We will return this world to mortal hands... May that filthy race of beasts wither and die...
— Myson Vs Anyone

Vs Byleth:

I'll take you down, here and now... For the sake of the new dawn...
— Myson Vs Byleth

Death Quote:

A curse upon those damned beasts...
— Myson's Death Quote

Myson has Fallen, and if at least one Mysterious Soldier is still alive:
Mysterious Soldier: Myson! Everyone, retreat! We cannot sacrifice our goal!
(Every soldier affiliated with those who slither in the dark flees from battle.)
Dimitri: The mages are retreating! So, they weren't Imperial troops after all...

If Felix is deployed Otherwise

Felix: Stop yammering. We must advance, boar!

Boss - Hegemon Edelgard

Vs Anyone:

You shall be obliterated! I will take you out so fast you will not have a chance to lament...
— Hegemon Edelgard Vs Anyone

Vs Byleth:

Facing you... I grow weak...
— Hegemon Edelgard Vs Byleth

If Fought by Anyone in the Throne Room (First Time):

Dimitri: To be changed beyond all recognition... That is what lies at the end of the ideals you served so diligently. I have no pity for one such as you. If that is the future you hoped for, then you deserve no compassion.
— Hegemon Edelgard if fought by anyone in the throne room the first time

Hegemon Edelgard Falls

Hegemon Edelgard: Graaaaarghhh!
Dimitri: Edelgard... It is over.

Movie - Light and Shadow

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Byleth and Dimitri withness Edelgard defeated and laying on the floor of the Throne Room, slowly lose the changes the Hegemon Husk form had granted her as it dissolves in the air.

As Edelgard slowly opens her eyes and raises her head, Dimitri reaches his hand out to her.

Dimitri: El...

Dimitri watches Edelgard with a hopeful look in his eyes.
Upon seeing this. Edelgard smiles, and slowly takes out the her dagger.

Byleth notices what Edelgard's about to do and tries to intervene, but it's too late.

As the camera suddenly focuses on the windows over the throne room, stabbing sounds are heard.

The camera returns to the crew. Faerghus's Prince now has the Emperor's dagger stuck on his left shoulder. Meanwhile, the Emperor has the Areadbhar impaled through her body.

The Prince grunts in pain as he removes the Hero's Relic from the Emperor, and after upon so, her body quickly falls down, lifeless. Then, he proceeds to slowly remove the dagger from his shoulder, and drops it to the ground, soaked in blood.

Faerghus's Prince slowly turns back and begins leaving the throne room, along with Byleth. But, after almost reaching the exit, Dimitri is driven to look back at Edelgard and slowly opens his mouth to say something.
Byleth catches Dimitri's hand and gives them a sorrowful look. Dimitri is briefly frozen by this gesture, but seems to understand Byleth's intention with it.

With the pair resolute in following the present, they slowly walk through the open door basked by light, as the sound of the living cheering is heard, waiting for them.

Epilogue

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A rising flame was alight as the flow of time carved a new history for Fódlan.

The long reign of the Adrestian Empire finally met its end when the Imperial capital, the city of Enbarr, collapsed. After five and a half years of war, a new age was set to begin.

With Fódlan united as the Holy Kingdom of Faerghus, Archbishop Rhea, still weak from her imprisonment, stepped down from her position. The Church of Seiros began to take the needed steps to reorganize.

Prince Dimitri formally ascended the throne, beginning his reign as the king of the Holy Kingdom of Faerghus, which now included former Alliance and Imperial territories.

Texts from the time claim that the one who guided the king as he sought to create a world free from oppression became the new archbishop of the Church of Seiros.

— Epilogue