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Ruled by Madness/Script (Eirika)

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The capital of Renais. After the twins' absence, seeing their home ruined by war brings them terrible grief. Orson, a former Knight of Renais, had been assigned to guard Castle Renais. However, he switched allegiances, betraying his oaths of loyalty to his homeland. Eirika marks her homecoming by vowing to see Renais healed.


(Eirika, Ephraim, and company approach Castle Renais)

Eirika: Brother...
Ephraim: What has happened to our home? What has happened to Castle Renais? How did it come to be so ruined? So desolate?
Seth: Spies report that the castle is being held by the traitor Orson.
Ephraim: Orson... In retrospect, I realize he's been acting odd for a while now. He seemed so...dispirited.
Seth: His wife passed away some six months back. The loss may have been too much for his mind to bear. His love and devotion for his wife were well known among the knights.
Eirika: ......
Seth: Now, he sits alone in the king's former bedchambers. He makes no effort to govern. No one is allowed to enter the chambers, and he takes no meals.
Eirika: What could he possibly be doing?
Seth: I do not know. The spies had no insight into his behavior. He does nothing to deal with the dark creatures and bandits roaming the land. Reports say all of Renais is engulfed in chaos. Region after region is revolting, and Orson's reign is already crumbling. Left alone, it may very well collapse under the weight of its own neglect.
Ephraim: We cannot allow the situation to reach that point. We're going home, Eirika. We're going to the castle.
Eirika: I hear you, Ephraim.

Myrrh: Um, Ephraim?
Ephraim: What is it, Myrrh?
Myrrh: I-I will fight with you. Now that Selena has returned my dragonstone to me... I'll do what I can until its power runs out. Let's take back your home.
Eirika: Are you sure about this?
Myrrh: For the two of you... I simply want to help.
Ephraim: All right. I understand. But you must make me a promise. You are never to stray from our sides. Got that?
Myrrh: Of course...

(In Castle Renais, Orson enters his personal room, Monica follows)

Orson: What is it, Monica? You seem so happy today. Of COURSE I know what today is. I'd never forget your birthday! I have a present for you, dear. I think you'll like it...

(Riev and Lyon enter Orson's room)

Fighter: You know something? That Orson... He gives me the creeps. What do you think he's doing back there? I've heard lots of bizarre rumors from the master of the mess hall. ...Do you think he needs help? Could he be dangerous?
Soldier: I don't care. I'm here for the money. As long as I get paid, I'm happy. But on the subject of rumors, have you heard the stories of the secret treasure? There's supposed to be some fabulous wealth hidden in Castle Renais. I tell you, if I find it, I'm gone.

Riev (off-screen): Heh heh heh...
Orson: ......
(Riev moves on screen)
Riev: It does my heart good to see you looking so happy, Orson. See what joy your treachery has brought you? I told you treason would be sweet.
Orson: ...Get out. This is Monica and my place. I will not have our home disturbed by anyone. I did as you asked. I betrayed Renais. My promise has been kept.
Riev: Heh heh heh... How long are you going to continue this nonsense? Eirika and Ephraim have joined forces. Even now, their united forces march toward the capital, toward you.
Orson: Eirika?
Riev: You can't imagine they'll forgive you for your treachery, can you? I expect the sin of your betrayal has shattered your entire family's name. And after all you did to free your wife from the cold clutches of the grave... It's a shame that she'll be sent back there dangling from the hangman's noose.
Orson: No! That can't happen--
Riev: Heh heh heh... Oh, but it can, and it will. Unless you do something to stop it. You understand what is required, don't you? You have your orders, Orson. Heh heh heh...
(Riev leaves)
Orson: ...Monica, I'm sorry. I have something I must do. Please wait for me here. Oh, darling, don't look so sad. I'll be back soon, and then I'll never leave. I must do this to protect our happiness. You understand that, don't you? All right then. I'll be back.

(Lyon and Riev exit Orson's room)

Lyon: ......
Riev: Heh heh heh... He believes that thing is his wife... Aren't people amusing?
Lyon: Urr... Why... This terrible... Uh! Urr...gaa... Ahh...urr...
Riev: Oh my, your nasty illness rearing its ugly little head again? There's no need to worry. The pain will pass shortly... Leave everything to your humble servant, Riev. Heh heh heh...

(Lyon and Riev teleport away)


Seth: Prince Ephraim, Princess Eirika. The castle has been secured. And...
Ephraim: What is it?
Seth: ...This way. This is the room Orson was holed up in.

(Seth, Ephraim, and Eirika approach Orson's room; Monica approaches them)

Monica (off-screen): ...Darling...
Ephraim: You, you're Orson's...
Eirika: ......
Monica (off-screen): Darling. Darling. Darling...darling...darling...darling...
Ephraim: ...What?! horrible...
Eirika: ......Oh!
Ephraim: This same magic was used to control Emperor Vigarde. She's already dead, and her corpse was used to...
Eirika: Who? Who could...
Ephraim: You needn't look any longer, Eirika. Let's go outside.
Monica (off-screen): Darling. Darling...darling...
Seth: ...You can't say this thing is truly alive anymore. I'll...
Ephraim: No... I'll do it. ...The two of them spent every day in here, did they? Orson was mad. But I think he was happy...

(At the throne room)

Ephraim: We've finally made it back. Yet...
Eirika: Mmm... We can repair the castle, and what was stolen, we can do without. But the wounds and suffering inflicted upon the people of Renais...
Ephraim: It's too late to undo their pain. Once I become king, I must set our country right. I doubt the people will give me a warm reception, though. I did abandon them. All I can do is try to win back their trust, no matter how long it takes...

(Seth approaches)

Seth: Princess Eirika, Prince Ephraim. You should look outside.
Ephraim: Outside?

(Ephraim and Eirika move outside as the crowd cheers)

Crowd: Prince Ephraim! Princess Eirika!

Crowd: The king has returned! Our king!

Crowd: Glory to Renais! Long live King Ephraim!

Ephraim: ......
Seth: ...They're not cheering for you. They cheer because Orson's misrule is at an end. They cheer the possibility of a better tomorrow, not the deeds we did today. But how will the hearts of the people move tomorrow and the next day? That is for you to decide.
Ephraim: I will not let their hopes and dreams be shattered again. I will be king. Like my father before me, I will dedicate myself to their happiness.
Eirika: And I will do all I can to help, Ephraim.

(At the throne room)

Seth: Prince Ephraim, Princess Eirika. Before Renais fell, King Fado entrusted me with this message: "Raise the twins' bracelets in the hall of kings. The seal will be broken. The resting place of the Sacred Stone will be revealed..."
Ephraim: I understand.
Eirika: So we're supposed to raise our bracelets over our heads, right?
Ephraim: Let's try it, Eirika.
Eirika: I'm ready, Ephraim.

(Eirika's and Ephraim's bracelets shine; the throne moves to reveal stairs; Eirika and Ephraim descend the stairs)

Ephraim: This is the Stone of Renais...
Eirika: Yes. This is one of the five stones that defeated the Demon King.
Ephraim: If Lyon had acquired our bracelets, the stone would have been destroyed by now. Together, we protected the only power that can help us stop Lyon's insanity.
Eirika: Yes. It's the only hope left to us. Hope for you and me, and the last true hope for peace...

Ephraim: Let's get back, Eirika.
Eirika: ...Huh? Brother, look! Our bracelets, they're...
Ephraim: What is this? Are they reacting to the light of the stone?

Eirika's Lunar Brace and Ephraim's Solar Brace glow in response to the Sacred Stone. With the power of the bracelets, the twins can now change classes.
Do you want Eirika to change classes now?
If "No" is selected
Eirika got the Lunar Brace. She can use it to change classes.
Do you want Ephraim to change classes now?
If "No" is selected
Ephraim got the Solar Brace. He can use it to change classes.

Eirika: I can't believe the bracelets contain so much power...
Ephraim: I wonder if Father anticipated all of this long ago. When I was growing up, I never thought about becoming king. I only wanted to be a good soldier, a good warrior. The best on the battlefield. Father never understood what I wanted, but...I never understood him, either.
Eirika: ......
Ephraim: It was the same when Grado invaded Renais. I should have stayed home to defend the kingdom... Instead, I raced off to fight for personal glory.
Eirika: Brother... I don't think you know how well Father understood your feelings. When I last saw him, he was concerned for nothing but our safety...
Seth: Eirika is correct. King Fado asked after your exploits every day. He always told me what a fine king you would one day make.
Ephraim: Father...
Seth: Now Prince Ephraim, Princess Eirika. Please follow me. The Sacred Twins of Renais should be near the stone's reliquary.

(Seth opens two chests)

Seth: Ah, here we go. This lance can only be one of the Sacred Twins of Renais. Please, Prince Ephraim, take this sacred relic and feel its weight.
Ephraim: So this is one of our Sacred Twin relics, is it? I've never seen them. Look, there's a name inscribed here. Siegmund, the Flame Lance.

Seth: And this blade is sister to the lance, the other Sacred Twin of legend. Princess Eirika, if you would?
Eirika: Of course. There's a name carved here as well. Sieglinde, the Thunder Blade...

Eirika: These are the ancient weapons of our ancestors--the weapons of heroes. They were enshrined generations ago, to be used only by the king... and only in times of dire need. Such an awful power they possess, and yet we need them to restore peace. I've seen enough of the horrors of war, but I can't turn my back on it. If we merely turn our eyes away, we surrender our world to atrocity. And so, I must fight. I'll do whatever I must do to bring back the peace we once knew.

(Eirika, Ephraim, and Seth return to the throne room)

L'Arachel: What is happening? Have you found the Sacred Stone?
Eirika: Yes. Here it is...
L'Arachel: Wow! It truly is spectacular. This goes some way to brighten the dark shadows that loom over us.
Innes: Our countries' Sacred Stones have been shattered by Grado's men. The Stone of Renais is our last remaining weapon.
L'Arachel: No, it's not. You have forgotten the stone of my beloved Rausten. Remember, there were five Sacred Stones for our five nations. The Stones of Grado, Frelia, and Jehanna are gone, but hope is not. We have the Stone of Renais, after all, and that of Rausten is safe. Our road is clear, my friends. I must guide you to Rausten.
Eirika: You're right. L'Arachel, we're counting on you to lead the way.
L'Arachel: Of course. And you will all be welcome to stay in the palace. And, Eirika, you shall be my guest in my own private quarters! Let us be on our way.

Battle conversations

Fighting Orson

Orson: ...I won't let you come between us. Monica and I will live here happily together. Forever...

With Eirika

Eirika: Orson... Why would you betray us?
Orson: ...Princess Eirika. If anyone could understand my feelings, it might be you. For the one I love... I betrayed everything. My country, my lord and master... Everything...

With Seth

Orson: Seth... So you've come, have you?
Seth: Sir Orson.
Orson: You're an impressive knight, Seth. You would sacrifice your life for king and country. Not even a moment's pause. It's a pitiful, unrewarding life, through and through.
Seth: It is my charge. It is my hope. Sir Orson... Prepare yourself.

With Forde

Forde: Sir Orson... Why did you have to betray us? Your departed wife is weeping in shame.
Orson: You're wrong, Forde. My wife is happy. We are so very happy.

With Kyle

Kyle: Sir Orson! You betrayed your master, Prince Ephraim, to Grado. Have you forgotten what it means to be a knight?!
Orson: Kyle... You know nothing... I am happy now.

Defeating Orson

Orson: Monica...