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Pale Flower of Darkness (Kenneth)/Script (Eliwood)

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Introduction

They follow the Black Fang due south. Although the trail vanishes, Lyn uses her tracking skills, and the pursuit continues. The path leads up into Bern's impassable mountains. The peaks know no seasons, and the snow covers all in a bright blanket. In this land of blinding reflections, an ancient castle appears.

Opening

If Vaida was not defeated in the previous chapter

Sonia: So, in the end, you failed to defeat them, didn't you?
Vaida: ......
Sonia: I only introduced you to Lord Nergal out of respect for your rank. I was mistaken, though, to think a former royal soldier would be--
Vaida: Next time will be different, I swear it. I beg of you, give me one more chance!
Sonia: Ha ha ha... "One more chance"? Surely you jest.
Vaida: Without Lord Nergal's good word, I'll never fly again! Not as a royal wyvern knight, at least! Please! Another chance!!
Sonia: Ah, but you're quite skilled at begging, at least. Desist. You have fallen from our graces, and nothing will change that. Just be grateful. You are an outsider, so you are spared the Fang's judgment.
Vaida: ......
Sonia: You stink of failure. Leave me to breathe in peace.
Vaida: ......Hm.
(Vaida leaves)
Sonia: Ursula, are you there?
Ursula: Yes, Lady Sonia.
Sonia: There are two types of people in the world, Ursula. Those chosen to lead and those fit only to serve: human refuse. That's all. Only two types. I am the former, a perfect specimen chosen by Lord Nergal. You want to be like me, don't you, Ursula?
Ursula: Yes, of course.
Sonia: Then you must use the refuse to your advantage. Treat them as equals, and they will only drag you down. That woman Vaida is a good example. She treats the trash as though they were people. That dooms her to failure... ...She truly is a fool.
Ursula: ......
Sonia: You, however... You, I like. You must take care. It would be a shame to see you fail as Vaida did.
Ursula: I understand. Thank you, most gracious Lady Sonia.

Eliwood: That wyvern rider... That was the same woman we fought earlier. That proves that they took this mountain path.

Regardless of Vaida's status

Lyn: Now that they've come this far, they've let down their guard. You can see their tracks in the snow as plain as day.
Eliwood: And you tracked them without fail. Amazing.
Lyn: Hee hee... Anything to say, Hector?
Hector: Ah...uh... I was wrong to doubt you.
Lyn: At least you admit it.
Eliwood: The fortress there must be their headquarters.
Lyn: Let's sneak in and see what we can find!
Eliwood: Right! Follow my lead!
(Hector and Lyn leave)
Eliwood: ...Why do those two seem to be having so much fun?

Hector: Now... What have we here... What a complicated place.
Eliwood: It's little more than whispers, but I can hear human voices.
Lyn: Over there! Let's go take a look.
(Lyn and Hector leave)
Eliwood: Marcus! Wait here with Ninian and everyone else. Be ready to escape at any time. I'm counting on you!
Marcus: Yes, sir. I will not fail.

(The lords near Sonia, Nino, and Brendan)

Nino: Really? You're giving me a mission? Really and truly!? Mother!
Sonia: I am. And it's a very big job at that. ...It's for the king of Bern.
Nino: The king!? Such an important job...for me?
Brendan: Sonia, I'm against this. Giving such a dangerous job to this child?
Nino: Father?
Sonia: ...You're right, this really is a job for your sons. However, we've seen nothing of them since their last report.
Nino: Lloyd... Linus......
Brendan: ......
Sonia: So my daughter will do this. And I will have no complaints from you about it.
Brendan: ......
(Brendan leaves)
Nino: Ah! Father......
Sonia: ...You may do as you please!!
Nino: But...
Sonia: First, business! Jaffar! Come!

(Jaffar appears)

Nino: Jaffar!

Lyn: Look! That man! He was at the Dragon's Gate.
Hector: Nergal's henchman. No question about it.
Eliwood: ......

Nino: Jaffar! Should you be up? Don't your wounds hurt?
Jaffar: ......
Sonia: Must you be so discourteous? It really is quite irritating. You heard the king's request, did you not?
Jaffar: Prince Zephiel... He wants him assassinated.
Nino: What? The prince? The king wants to kill the prince? Why? He's his son, isn't he?
Sonia: Nino! Be quiet.
Nino: Ah... I'm sorry.
Sonia: Jaffar, this mission is yours...and you're to take Nino.
Jaffar: ...... You're not serious?
Sonia: Yes, I'm serious. This girl is my daughter. She must prove herself as soon as possible.
Jaffar: ...Don't do this. This is too much for her.
Sonia: As long as you're with her, there should be no problem. I'll brook no disagreement. We must have the king in our debt. Those are Lord Nergal's explicit orders.
Jaffar: ......
Sonia: Nino! You understand the consequences if you fail, don't you?
Nino: Um... Yes.
Sonia: Then we're off to investigate the prince's manse. I'll provide more details on the way there.

(Sonia, Nino, and Jaffar move east; Kenneth arrives)

Sonia: Kenneth!
Kenneth: Yes, Lady Sonia.
Sonia: Where is Brendan? He just left the room.
Kenneth: He went outside with Jan.
Sonia: ...... I wonder what he's about... ...I'll deal with it later. Listen, Kenneth. You're in charge of the guard while I'm gone. Do not let anything happen to the item.
Kenneth: Understood. I will guard it with my life.

(Sonia, Nino, and Jaffar leave north; Kenneth leaves east)

Eliwood: Do they seriously mean to assassinate the prince?
Hector: Aye. On the orders of the king, it would seem. Unbelievable...
Lyn: The Emblem is essential to the prince's ceremony, right? Having the Emblem becomes useless if the prince is dead!
Eliwood: We must stop the assassination! The girl, Nino... If we speak to her, she might understand.
Lyn: Jaffar looks like a dangerous man... But we have no other course of action.

(The lords leave east)

(The lords return to Marcus; Kenneth teleports to their location)

Kenneth: Hello, trespassers. I bid you welcome. Imagine, the stronghold of a guild of assassins, infiltrated. Quite amusing, isn't it? Heh heh heh heh.
Eliwood: Oh!
Kenneth: However, you shall not leave. Sonia has given me authority while she is away.
Eliwood: You... You're a holy man. What are you doing in this place?
Kenneth: Are you referring to my relationship with the "gods"? Are you still held in thrall of such a concept? You've met Lord Nergal, haven't you? Then there is something you must know. Gods are lies created by the weakness in all mankind. ...If a god truly exists, then it is my lord Nergal. Only him.
Eliwood: Insane...
Hector: Eliwood! Waste no time with that madman!! Let's get out of--
Nils: We can't! Something's blocking our way. We can't get out!!
Ninian: ...That man. The one in front of you... A surge of evil...
Kenneth: Nothing is more beautiful than the suffering of men. When I'm watching, I'm afloat in an ocean of pure bliss... I will watch you for a long, long time.

(Kenneth teleports away)

Eliwood: ...Gone.
Ninian: ...It's all right. He's still close... In this building...somewhere.
Nils: We've got to defeat him and destroy this barrier! Otherwise, we'll never get out!!

If Mark is present
Eliwood: ...Mark! We have to find that man and escape this place! What are your orders?!

Augury

Nils: I see...shades of the battle yet to come...

Nils: A moment, please... ... ... ... It's snowing... You can move without hindrance indoors, but outside...your progress will be impeded. The ability to fly would seem advantageous now. Take...strong magic...strong attack magic with you. One more thing: the enemy will attack from afar with magic. Move with caution.

Nils: ...That's it. Would you like me to repeat this augury?

In battle

Player phase of turn 1, if Mark is present

If Wallace is deployed

Wallace: Huh huh huh huh. You've done well to choose me for this, Mark! Weaklings! Their pathetic attacks mean nothing to me! I'll cut through this snow like a new-forged blade!

If Geitz is deployed

Geitz: Come on, Mark! Do you really want me? Oh, bother. I hate the cold. What? Everyone's counting on me? ...Oh, fine...

Player phase of turn 4

Nils: Ah... Wait! The snow will stop soon. That's your chance to move ahead.

Player phase of turn 9

Nils: Ah... Wait! It's going to snow again. Be careful.

Player phase of turn 10

Which event occurs depends on the defeat of three specific enemies, those being the Sage, Bishop, and Druid.

If fewer than two specific enemies are defeated

(Harken appears)

Harken: Intruders? Let them go. We've nothing against you. We must gain the trust of the Black Fang and get close to that man. We must avenge the death of our liege, Lord Elbert...

If at least two specific enemies are defeated

(Karel appears)

Karel: ...Here we are. Mm...a good wind. Appropriate to the feast about to begin.

Ending

Eliwood: Everyone is being driven mad by Nergal...
Lyn: It must be terrifying, to lose yourself entirely... To fall completely under the sway of Nergal's power... ...Hey! What could this be?
Eliwood: It can't be...the Fire Emblem?
Hector: So this knave had it all along? Let's take it and go!
Lyn: We've finally gotten it back... Let's not waste our good fortune.
Hector: Eliwood! There's no reason for us to stay any longer!
Eliwood: I know! Let's make haste for the manse! We must stop the assassination! We cannot let the prince's life be put in jeopardy!

Sonia: You know your role, yes? The plan must be carried out tonight.
Nino: Mother...just once...if only for a little while...may I...hold your hand?
Sonia: Nino, you know how I abhor such displays.
Nino: I... I know. But...I may not get another chance... And I thought...
Sonia: ...Very well.
Nino: Huh?
Sonia: If you complete this mission, I'll hold your hand as often as you like. I will even hug you and stroke your face.
Nino: Oh, really!? Then I must do my best! I will, I will! I will succeed!! Wait for me, Mother!
Sonia: I will. Be careful!
Nino: ...All right!! I'll be back!!
(Nino leaves)
Sonia: Ah, Jaffar, wait here for a moment.
Jaffar: ...
Sonia: It's about tonight's mission...
Jaffar: What is it?
Sonia: Once you've killed the prince, kill Nino, too.
Jaffar: What!?
Sonia: The assassinations... Both come directly by the king's request. The prince is well loved, and his death will trigger much chaos. If the assassin is not caught and hanged immediately, the chaos will engulf Bern. A scapegoat is needed. Do you understand?
Jaffar: Nino is your daughter!!
Sonia: She is trash. Garbage. Human refuse. I'm just happy at last to have found a use for her. She did say she would do anything to please her loving mother, did she not? Her death will please me more than her living ever did.
Jaffar: ......
Sonia: ...What is it? Do you have something to say?
Jaffar: ...... This...has nothing to do with me.
Sonia: When Lord Nergal found you as an orphan, he chose you because of your callous heart and your skill with a blade. Lord Nergal does not give second chances. Do not forget.
(Sonia leaves)
Jaffar: ...

Talk conversations

Eliwood and Karel

Eliwood: Who are you?
Karel: Karel.
Eliwood: Are you fighting the Black Fang, too?
Karel: I heard the Black Fang was gathering recruits. I'm here to challenge them.
Eliwood: Do you... Do you have a reason to do so?
Karel: My sword is my life. My sword is my reason. You...
Eliwood: What?
Karel: You are quite good, but you will improve. Very good, I will join you.
Eliwood: You're going to help me and my friends? But...why?
Karel: Someday, you will be a famed swordfighter. It would be a waste for that skill to die here. I must have you...stronger. I will wait for that time with much anticipation.
Eliwood: ......
Karel: Shall we continue? The feast awaits...

Lyn and Karel

Lyn: Oh! Who are you?
Karel: Karel.
Lyn: You're a...swordfighter from Sacae. Are you fighting the Black Fang as well?
Karel: The Black Fang is gathering recruits. I want to hone my blade on them.
Lyn: Why would you... Do you have a reason to?
Karel: My sword is my life. My sword is my reason. You are... So beautiful...
Lyn: Pardon?
Karel: Your blade and mine are different, yet... Your swordplay is truly beautiful. Very well. I will join you.
Lyn: You're going to help us? But...why?
Karel: Someday you will be a renowned swordfighter. Losing you here would be a waste. I must see you...stronger. I will wait for that time with much anticipation.
Lyn: ......
Karel: Shall we continue. The feast awaits...

Eliwood and Harken

Eliwood: You... Can it really be? Is it you, Harken?
Harken: ......Ah!
(Harken leaves)
Eliwood: Wait, please! You're Harken, a knight of Pherae, aren't you?
(Harken returns)
Harken: Lord Eliwood?
Eliwood: I heard that all of my father's men had fallen defending him. It's good to see you well. Why didn't you return to Pherae?
Harken: I failed in my duty to protect my sworn lord... I am not worthy of the honor of being a knight of Pherae.
Eliwood: Harken...
Harken: Before Nergal's magic, we were annihilated. When Lord Elbert was taken away, I was...powerless...
Eliwood: Nergal...
Harken: I heard he shared some connection to the Black Fang. I searched the continent for signs of them... I intended to strike against them with my final breath.
Eliwood: And that's what brought you here... In that case, Harken, you should come with us.
Harken: Forgive me, Lord Eliwood... I would rather die a knight than live in shame. I will trade my life for many of theirs.
Eliwood: Hold! Harken!! Do you think my father would want that?
Harken: Lord Eliwood, please...
Eliwood: Join me, Harken. Neither my father nor I would condone such a senseless death. Help me fulfill my father's one ambition and restore peace.
Harken: ...I understand. My life is yours. May it serve you better than it served your father.

Marcus and Harken

Marcus: Harken! You are a knight of Pherae! It is you, isn't it, Harken?
Harken: ...... Lord Marcus...
Marcus: I received reports that said the entire elite guard had fallen... It looks like you survived. Tell me, why did you not report to Pherae?
Harken: I failed in my duty to protect my sworn lord... I am not worthy of the honor of being a knight of Pherae.
Marcus: Harken...
Harken: Before Nergal's magic, we were annihilated. When Lord Elbert was taken away, I was...powerless...
Marcus: Nergal...
Harken: I heard he shared some connection to the Black Fang. I searched the continent for signs of them... I intended to strike against them with my final breath.
Marcus: ...... Harken, come with me. You must aid Lord Eliwood in this war.
Harken: But...I...
Marcus: Do not waste the life you swore to Pherae. We are knights, Harken. Be mindful of your oath. You must not die here. For the sake of our fallen master...live now, and fight.
Harken: I understand. My life for my dead lord and for his son, Eliwood.

Lowen and Harken

Lowen: You... Can it be? Lord Harken?
Harken: ......!
(Harken leaves)
Lowen: Wait, please. It has to be you... Lord Harken, a knight of Pherae!
(Harken returns)
Harken: You... You're one of Lord Marcus's young men.
Lowen: Yes! I am Lowen. I'm currently traveling with Lord Eliwood. I'd heard that your entire company fell, Lord Harken... And yet, at least you survived! Lord Eliwood will be pleased. Why... Why are you here in this place?
Harken: I failed in my duty to protect my sworn lord... I am not worthy of the honor of being a knight of Pherae.
Lowen: Lord Harken...
Harken: Before that monster's magic, we were annihilated. When Lord Elbert was taken away, I was...powerless...
Lowen: ......
Harken: I learned that the man who took Lord Elbert...Nergal, shared some connection to the Black Fang. I searched the continent for signs of them... I intended to strike against them with my final breath.
Lowen: What a tale... Come, you can join us, Lord Harken.
Harken: I can't, Lowen. I would rather die a knight than live in shame. I will trade my life for many of theirs.
Lowen: Wait, please! Lord Elbert would not have wanted this!
Harken: Lowen...
Lowen: Please, be prudent. Lord Eliwood, Lord Marcus, Lady Isabella[sic]... I know that none of them would want you to do this.
Harken: ...... You're right. You speak the truth, young Lowen. Let us go and see Lord Eliwood. My life for my dead lord and for his son, Eliwood.

Hector and Harken

Hector: You-- It can't be... Harken?
Harken: ...Oh!
(Harken leaves)
Hector: Hey, hang on! Wait a moment! You're one of Pherae's knights! Harken, right?
(Harken returns)
Harken: ...Lord Hector.
Hector: You were one of Lord Elbert's sworn men, right? I'd heard all his knights died on Valor... Why didn't you return and report to Eliwood?
Harken: I failed in my duty to protect my sworn lord... I am not worthy of the honor of being a knight of Pherae.
Hector: ...
Harken: Before Nergal's magic, we were annihilated. When Lord Elbert was taken away, I was...powerless...
Hector: That dog Nergal...
Harken: I heard he shared some connection to the Black Fang. I searched the continent for signs of them... I intended to strike against them with my final breath.
Hector: And now you are here. You can fight with us, Harken. Eliwood is here as well.
Harken: Forgive me, Lord Hector. I would rather die a knight than live in shame. I will trade my life for many of theirs.
Hector: Hold, Harken! Do you think that's what Lord Elbert would ask for?
Harken: ......
Hector: I'm not from Pherae, so it may not be my place to say, but... Eliwood waited for you...for any of you to return.
Harken: ...Lord Eliwood.
Hector: Eliwood is in a war. If you're a true knight of Pherae, you need to be at his side.
Harken: ...I understand. My life is his. May it serve him better than it served his father.

Oswin and Harken

Oswin: Young sir... Are you not Sir Harken?
Harken: ......Oh!!
(Harken leaves)
Oswin: Hold! Are you not Sir Harken, a knight of Pherae?
(Harken returns)
Harken: ...Sir Oswin.
Oswin: I'd heard that your entire company had fallen. It is good to see that you are alive and well. Is Lord Eliwood aware that you survived?
Harken: I failed in my duty to protect my sworn lord... I am not worthy of the honor of being a knight of Pherae.
Oswin: Sir Harken...
Harken: Before Nergal's magic, we were annihilated. When Lord Elbert was taken away, I was...powerless...
Oswin: Nergal...
Harken: I heard he shared some connection to the Black Fang. I searched the continent for signs of them... I intended to strike against them with my final breath.
Oswin: I see... Be that as it may, Lord Harken, you may now travel with us. Lord Eliwood is also with us.
Harken: Please, Sir Oswin... I need you to understand. I would rather die a knight than live in shame. I will trade my life for many of theirs.
Oswin: Sir Harken, did you not swear a life of service to Pherae?
Harken: ......
Oswin: As a knight of Ostia, it may not be my place to speak, but... Lord Eliwood waited for you...for any of you to return.
Harken: ...Lord Eliwood.
Oswin: Lord Eliwood waits for you still. We are knights, bound by duty to the houses we serve. You can still be of service to your lord and master.
Harken: ...You are right, Sir Oswin. Forgive my weakness. My life for my dead lord and for his son, Eliwood.

Isadora and Harken

Isadora: You! Can it truly be you, Harken?
Harken: Isadora!?
(Harken leaves)
Isadora: Wait! You are Harken, a knight of Pherae, are you not?
(Harken returns)
Harken: Isadora...
Isadora: You...you're alive. We'd heard that all of you had perished. Thank goodness... Thank goodness you're well. But how is it that you're here?
Harken: I failed in my duty to protect my sworn lord... I am not worthy of the honor of being a knight of Pherae.
Isadora: Harken...
Harken: Before that man's magic...we were powerless. When Lord Elbert was taken away, I... I could do nothing...
Isadora: ......
Harken: I learned that the man who took Lord Elbert...Nergal, shared some connection to the Black Fang. I searched the continent for signs of them... I intended to strike against them with my final breath.
Isadora: ...... Lord Eliwood...he's here, too. Come, Harken. You must join us.
Harken: ...I can't, Isadora. I would rather die a knight than live in shame. I will trade my life for many of theirs.
Isadora: Wait! Please, Harken! Don't be foolish!
Harken: Isadora...
Isadora: I've just now found you again, when I thought you were lost. If you vanish from my life once more... Please, Harken. Do not waste this chance. I beg of you...
Harken: ...... I understand. Isadora, I'll do as you ask. My life for my dead lord and for his son, Eliwood.

Battle quotes

Fighting Kenneth

Kenneth: You're doing much better than I had anticipated. But it's about time to put an end to this.

Defeating Kenneth

Kenneth: Does this...mean...that I...lose...