|“||Hector and his companions defeat Marquess Laus's son, Erik, and seize Castle Laus. After the battle, they rest in the castle and settle their affairs. They diligently prepare for any possible counterattack. They should've spotted anyone attempting to approach the castle. And yet, somehow, they find themselves facing an unforeseen attack...||”|
Oswin: Lord Hector! We're under attack!
Hector: Is it Marquess Laus? He's come back to take the castle? Perfect! We'll catch him easily.
Oswin: No, it's not him... The attackers aren't regular army. Maybe they're mercenaries hired by Laus...
Oswin: Their movements are very rapid... Coordinated. They've already made their way into the castle.
Hector: For mercenaries, they're very, very good. Eliwood, do you have any ideas?
Eliwood: My father told me something once... There's a mercenary group extremely loyal to house Laus. Their leader is named Eubans, but he's called the Hurricane[sic]. He's famed for surprise attacks and lightning-swift strikes.
Hector: Hmmm... This could be interesting. Protect the throne! We will not lose the castle!
(Heath flies to Sealan)
Sealan: Is that you, Heath?
Heath: I've secured a retreat path, as Commander Eubans ordered. Just in case something goes wrong...
Sealan: I don't need you to tell me when to retreat. If we lose the element of surprise, we'll fall back.
Heath: I've heard there are Ostian knights among the enemy forces. Watch yourself, Sealen.
(Heath flies away)
Sealan: Are we friends now? Worrying so about a complete stranger... Heath, you weren't meant to be a mercenary.
Hannah: Heh heh heh... So, you seek insight into your next battle? Will you pay my price? 50 gold!
Hannah: Ah... I see you are surrounded, or soon will be. A dangerous situation, to be sure... Don't worry about defeating every foe you face. Just mind your defenses. And beware the enemy leader. Do not foolishly anger him. Observe his reach and the extent of his powers. Those with weak defenses would do well to remain behind. That's common sense, yes? What else... Oh, yes. Of course. If you would protect your valuables, watch out for thieves. If you don't, they'll steal your eyes from their sockets, they will!
Hannah: That...is all I see. But maybe you want to hear it again, yes?
Player phase of turn 1
Sealan: Our goal is the throne. We'll attack from the front and send another unit behind. We want to drive the enemy into a state of chaos. The ambush units are concealed as ordered. When the enemy splits its forces, we strike. That's all. Go.
If Mark is present and Oswin is deployed
Oswin: Mark. If the goal is to defend, knights are your best hope. We can use our thick armor to form a living shield. I await your orders, Mark.
Hector: Yes! We survived!
Oswin: The rest of the enemy units have begun to retreat. It must be part of their plan. Half of them are already gone.
Hector: Blast! You have to admire their efficiency, though. Eubans's mercenaries... I won't forget this. We'll likely cross paths again someday. And there's the assassins I fought in Ostia....
Eliwood: Hector? Is something wrong?
Hector: No, nothing special. We simply have to tighten our belts and prepare. It appears we have more than one enemy. Oswin!
Oswin: We'll see to the castle defenses at once...
Hector: No, I grow weary of defending things. Let's get out of here and pursue Marquess Laus. It's time to put him on the defense!
Sealan: I'll meet any challengers here. Someone else go after the throne.
Sealan: So this is a mercenary's death...
An enemy acts on the throne
Hector: No! The throne!