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White Clouds
Red Wolf Moon

The Flame in the Darkness

Opening Narration FETH Blue Lions symbol.png

Ss fe16 chapter 8 mural.png
Hoarfrost now graces treetops and open fields alike, and an icy chill blown in from the north of Faerghus blankets the land. All of Fódlan's creatures begin to settle in for a long winter. The setting sun bathes the full winter coat of every wolf in a foreboding scarlet glow. Hunters can now spread the word that the red wolves are back on the prowl.
— Chapter 8 introductory narration

Event - A New Disaster

Date: 11/2

(Shamir and Manuela are discussing something.)
Shamir: That's what we're dealing with. Is there no chance it's an infectious disease?
Manuela: There are no absolutes in medicine, but the chances are extremely slim. Restless movements, fits of violence, becoming bedridden or even impossible to wake... With symptoms that varied, there are only a few possibilities.
Manuela: It's either a mixture of poisons or magic. And dark magic, at that.
(Byleth and Jeralt enter the conversation.)
Jeralt: You're talking about Remire Village, aren't you, Manuela?
Manuela: Oh my, if it isn't Jeralt. Tell me, what was the first thing you heard?
Jeralt: Everything after you mentioned that it's not likely it's an infectious disease. My child and I owe the people of Remire Village. If something's happening there, we must help them.
Shamir: We scouted the area ourselves. Speak with the knights. Hear what they have to say.
Shamir: I must go. Thank you for your help, Manuela.
(Shamir leaves.)
Manuela: You know, I'm more than willing to go with you to Remire Village... After all, I owe you my life. If you'd like, I bet we could even manage the mission all by ourselves. Just the two of us...

Choice 1 Choice 2
That's nice of you. I'm afraid not.
(Support points with Manuela go up.)
Manuela: Professor! A bit of a tease, are we? A girl could get used to this side of you.
(Support points with Manuela go down.)
Manuela: You're saying no? Well, aren't you just a great, big bore.

Jeralt: Nice try, but I'll be going to the village as well. Enough nonsense. It's time to move out.
Manuela: Ask you like. Good-bye, Jeralt. Good-bye, Professor.
(Jeralt and Byleth leave the room. They end up alone somewhere in the monastery.)
Jeralt: I'll be in my office making preparations. What about you? If you have the time, it would be helpful if you could go ahead and talk to the knights.
(Byleth feels dizzy and seems to hear a glass-shattering sound coming from their chest...?)
Byleth: ...
(Byleth faints and the screen goes black. Once reawakened, they find Jeralt had been watching them.)
Jeralt: Hey! What's wrong?

Choice 1 Choice 2
I'm OK. I just got a little dizzy.
(Support points with Jeralt go up.)

Jeralt: If anything feels off, return to the infirmary. No need to just grin and bear it. Got it?
(Byleth slowly stands up and nods to Jeralt.)
Sothis: Ugh... What could have caused such dizziness? I felt it too.
Sothis: Actually... I've felt that way before...

Event - Another Mystery

Date: 11/4
Entrance Hall

(Dimitri is talking with the same man in white robes who previously reunited with the Flame Emperor...)
Dimitri: I see. So you'll be staying here for some time, then. Honestly, I'm surprised. I've heard it's been a few years since you last donated to the church.
Lord Arundel: That was merely because of the financial situation of my territory. I assure you, it has nothing to do with my dedication to the church.
Lord Arundel: By the way, Dimitri... Isn't Edelgard currently enrolled at the Officers Academy as well?
Dimitri: Yes. She's in the Black Eagle House. I don't believe she has any plans to leave anytime soon. Why not pay her a visit?
Lord Arundel: I may do just that. It's nice to stay in touch with my dear niece every now and then. Of course I'm also delighted that I was able to speak with my nephew, as well. Whether through marriage or otherwise, family is family, after all.
Dimitri: Of course. The feeling is mutual.
(Just as Lord Arundel finished leaving, Byleth reveal themselves to Dimitri.)
Dimitri: Professor... If you were watching, you should have made your presence known.

Who was that?

Dimitri: That was Lord Arundel, the Regent for the Empire. He is also Edelgard's uncle.

Choice 1 Choice 2
An acquaintance of yours? He called you his nephew...
Dimitri: In a sense. We have spoken on several occasions, albeit many years ago.

Dimitri: My stepmother was his younger sister. We are not related by blood, but he is technically my uncle.

Choice 1 Choice 2
In other words... So, you and Edelgard...
(Support points with Dimitri go up.)

Dimitri: Yes. My stepmother was Edelgard's birth mother. Edelgard and I are siblings by marriage.
Dimitri: We can delve into that topic another time. For now, let's make preparations to investigate what's happening in that village.
(Dimitri leaves the hall.)

Sothis: Oh dear. The princess of the Empire and the Kingdom's prince are kin! How very odd.

Choice 1 Choice 2
So that's why he was worried about her... I find it odd as well...
(Support points with Sothis go up.)
Sothis: All beings are attached somehow to those who are their family. Yes...even I.
Sothis: I must have had a family too... I wish I could remember them. My family... I wonder who and where they are, and what they're doing now.
Sothis: They likely harbor knowledge they do not wish to share. Oh yes, I'm sure of it. But I suppose we must wait until the time of truth arrives...

Sothis: In any case... About this Arundel. You've heard that name before, correct?

Choice 1 Choice 2
In the library. In the office.
(Support points with Sothis go up.)
Sothis: Quite true! We came across that name within the library, right where the prince had been.
(Support points with Sothis go down.)
Sothis: Your memory is worse than mine! The library! We came across that name within the library, right where the prince had been. Don't you recall?

Sothis: I thought that Arundel had died... And yet, not so. He seems alive and well. I wonder what the prince had hoped to learn from reading of his uncle's charity... So many things the prince has yet to tell... How bothersome...

Exploration: The Flame in the Darkness

Potential Dates: 11/9, 11/16 and 11/23

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Event - Village Tragedy

Date: 11/25
Entrance Hall

(Jeralt rushes towards Byleth. He's in a hurry.)
Jeralt: We've got to go. Now.

Choice 1 Choice 2
What's going on? OK.

Jeralt: The situation in Remire Village has changed drastically. We don't know much more than that. We're hearing reports that the villagers are killing each other. Some say houses are burning.
Jeralt: Regardless, we need to move.

Remire Village (Empire Territory)

(Jeralt, Byleth and the Blue Lions witness the chaos in Remire.)
(The village is burning and some villagers are in a frenzy, burning and killing whoever they can find, all while sporting white eyes and pulsating veins on their faces.)
Rampaging Villager (1): Kill! Kill! Ahhhh!
Rampaging Villager (2): Haha... Hahaha... Hrngyarhh!
Village Child: Help! Somebody, please help!
Jeralt: What's going on here...
(Dimitri's suddenly begins shaking his head in pain.)
Dimitri: Ungh...

Choice 1 Choice 2
What's wrong with you? Are you OK?
(Support points with Dimitri go up)
Dimitri: I... Don't worry about me. I'm fine.

(At the very least, the scene seems to be putting Dimitri in a bad mood.)
Dimitri: Don't waste your time on me. Saving the villagers is far more important. We haven't a moment to lose!
Dedue: What can we do amidst such confusion?
Felix: We'll have to take up arms against the villagers who are rampaging. If we strike carefully, it should be possible to spare their lives.
Mercedes: Oh dear... Isn't there a more peaceful way to deal with this?
Ingrid: No matter how long it takes, we'll need to check and rescue them all, one at a time.
Ashe: Those who have gone mad may be victims themselves. Is it possible to save them?
Annette: Well, saving the poor people who aren't crazy is definitely our top priority! Let's get on with it!
Sylvain: Slow down, Annette. It won't do anyone any good if we panic and get injured ourselves.
(Dedue notices something in the distance.)
Dedue Isn't that... Your Highness. Suspicious figures spotted in the village. They seem to be...watching the chaos.
(Just as Dedue finishes his sentence, Dimitri...)
Dimitri: Are they the ones responsible for this madness? If's clear what must be done.
Dimitri: Kill them all. Don't let a single one of them escape. Sever their limbs and crush their wicked skulls!

Battle: The Remire Calamity

Before Battle

Jeralt: There are some suspicious-looking ruffians out there, but our top priority is to rescue the villagers! Got it? I'll rein in the villagers who've turned violent. You focus on rescuing the others.

Player Phase 2

Dimitri: The one giving orders to the others...isn't that Tomas, the librarian?

(The camera then focuses on Tomas, who lies far away and surrounded by enemies...)

A Rampaging Villager Attacks

Rampaging Villager: Kill! Kill!

A Healthy Villager is Saved

Villager(1): Th-thank you!

A Healthy Villager is Killed

Villager(1): Ahhhh!
Villager(2): Argh... No help came...
Villager(3): Urgh. I can't hold on any longer.
Villager(4): Goddess... Have you abandoned us?
Villager(5): No... Why?!
Villager(6): Aaagh! No...

Enemy Phase 2

Dimitri: Tomas. What are you doing here?

Tomas: I'm not Tomas. My name is Solon, the savior of all!

(Dark magic engulfs the librarian then briefly bursts out, drastically changing Tomas's appearance.)
(Even though he still shows an advanced age, his forehead is covered by veins and has grown considerably, one of his eyes appears to be fake, and his skin has turned pale as a ghost.)

Solon: What's the matter? So shocked you can't even speak? You were so easily fooled by my disguise...
Solon: I was hiding away in Garreg Mach to get the blood of that little girl called Flayn. With her blood, we'll be one step closer to realizing our goal.

(Suddenly, the Death Knight appears at the lower left side of the map with some backup.)
Death Knight: I'll have a bit of fun here too...

Jeralt: That's the Death Knight! He must be an ally of Tomas...or Solon, or whoever he is.

If no villagers have been saved so far...

Solon: They charge in without any plan whatsoever. Beasts, all of them...
Solon: The experiment is over. Kill them!

(Every healthy villager begins to collapse on the ground until none is left standing.)

Dimitri: ...
Dimitri: I will cut you to shreds.

Once There's No Healthy Villager Remaining

Jeralt: We've rescued as many as we can. Now it's time to capture Solon.

Sub Boss - Death Knight

Vs Anyone:

You are not the one I crave...
— Death Knight Vs Anyone

Vs Byleth:

My pleasure... Do your best to kill me with that blade...
— Death Knight Vs Byleth

Retreat Quote:

My blade craves their flesh... The weak will eventually die...
— Death Knight's retreat quote

If the Death Knight was Forced to Retreat

Dimitri: We let him get away... That doesn't matter now. Our top priority is to kill Solon!

Boss - Solon

Vs Anyone:

You are but a savage, insignificant beast... Yet you think you can kill me?
— Solon Vs Anyone

Vs Byleth:

Ah, the cursed Fell Star... This will be a fine opportunity to measure your power.
— Solon Vs Byleth

Solon Has Been Defeated

Jeralt: Why have you gone after this village? What are you planning?
Solon: Heh, I could have conducted this experiment on any test subjects. Now that I have what I came for, I must bid you farewell.
(Solon teleports away.)

Death Knight I must go...
(The Death Knight teleports away as well.)

Jeralt: Wait! Damn it, he's gone...

Dimitri: I...will survey the village. There may still be some survivors.

Event - The Flame Emperor Appears

Jeralt: It looks like we somehow managed to sort things out. And casualties were...kept to a minimum. They said they weren't picky about who they used as their "test subjects."
Jeralt: Because of them, the people of Remire Village...
(Byleth looks down in sadness.)
(Suddenly, a familiar voice is heard...)

Flame Emperor: There you are.

(Jeralt and Byleth look to the direction the voice came. The Flame Emperor is now standing in front of them.)
Jeralt: That armor. So, you're the Flame Emperor.
Flame Emperor: Yes. I believe you have met my subordinate, the Death Knight.
Jeralt: Oh, we've met him all right. But back to you. You're the one responsible for the destruction of this village.
Flame Emperor: Do not get the wrong idea.
Jeralt: What in blazes does that mean?
Flame Emperor: It is true that I am working with Solon. But that does not mean our objectives are the same.
Flame Emperor: Had I known they planned to do this, I would have stopped it. You have my word.
Jeralt: Your words are meaningless. Now, I'll have to insist you accompany us back to the monastery.
Flame Emperor: I cannot abide that. However, if you wish to join forces, I will hear your plea.

(Jeralt is flabbergasted.)
Jeralt: What?!
Flame Emperor: If left to their own devices, they will commit countless more violent acts like this one. Do you not wish to prevent that?
Flame Emperor: With the Sword of the Creator on our side, Solon would not be a threat...

Choice 1 Choice 2
I will join your cause. I must refuse.
(Byleth seems to accept the proposal with confidence...?)
Flame Emperor: You are lying. I can see that you cannot contain your fury toward me. Pity.
(Byleth rejects the proposal. They're angry.)
Flame Emperor: Pity. Though not unexpected.

Flame Emperor: Pray that you do not live to regret your choice.

(Dedue interrupts the conversation. He's in panic.)
Dedue: Jeralt. Professor. Have you seen His Highness?
Jeralt: What's wrong, kid? Huh? Damn it!
(Teleporting sounds are heard. Byleth and Jeralt look again where the Flame Emperor once stood. The figure's gone.)
Jeralt: He's gone...

(As they return to the monastery, Jeralt and Byleth begin to talk alone.)
Jeralt: Hey. I've been meaning to talk to you.
Jeralt: Since coming to the've changed.

Choice 1 Choice 2
Changed? How so?

Jeralt: You've been angry since we first arrived in Remire Village. And you look so happy when you're instructing the brats. Before the monastery, I'd never seen you bear your emotions like that. Not once.

Choice 1 Choice 2
You might be right. It's thanks to the students.

Jeralt: Then perhaps it's a good thing we came to the monastery, if only so I could see your face lit up like that.
Jeralt: Or maybe there was never any reason for us to leave the monastery in the first place...

Choice 1 Choice 2
A reason to leave? Wasn't I born after you left the monastery?

(Jeralt realizes his mistake.)
Jeralt: Ah... I've put my foot in my mouth, haven't I? Though I suppose it may be nearly that time...
Jeralt: Come to my office when you next have a moment to spare. There's something I need to tell you.
(Byleth nods in agreement.)
Sothis: Just what was that about? I can't recall a time of old when you were at the monastery... I wonder what is hiding in the mist that is your past...

Event - The Mystery Deepens

Training Grounds

(After arriving at the Monastery, Byleth meets Dimitri on the training grounds.)
Dimitri: Professor... I...I'm sorry you saw that side of me in the village. It must have been quite a shock to you and the others. I'm mortified by my behavior. When I saw the chaos and violence mind just went completely dark.

Choice 1 Choice 2
I felt the same. You weren't yourself.
(Support points with Dimitri go up.)
Dimitri: I see... So that happens to you as well, then.
Dimitri: I see why you would say that. I always strive to keep my emotions at bay, but... Sometimes the darkness takes hold's impossible to suppress. It just shows you how lacking I am... I have much to learn.

Dimitri: I've told you before...that some day we may find ourselves facing something we simply cannot accept. That's what the chaos in Remire Village was to me.
Dimitri: Solon and the Flame Emperor are both beasts who must be eliminated. Demons who kill the innocent. They aren't even human at this point.

Choice 1 Choice 2
The Flame Emperor said he wasn't involved. Where is this anger coming from?
(Support points with Dimitri go down.)
Dimitri: And you believed him?! He doesn't deserve our forgiveness. He became an accomplice when he refused to turn himself in and return with us to the monastery.
Dimitri: It must be hard to fathom. It's true that I don't have any strong connection to those villagers. And yet...

Dimitri: You see, Professor... I saw the same flames of torment just four years Duscur.

As Dimitri narrates, his memories from Duscur are brought to life once more...

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Everything's engulfed by flames, and there are corpses and wounded people everywhere.
Kingdom General: Please! Have mercy!
Kingdom Soldier: Gah, the pain! Make the burning stop! Help me... Somebody...

Lambert: Avenge us! Those who killed us... Tear them apart! Destroy them all!

(While Dimitri's memories have faded away, the turmoil they brought to him clearly have not...)
Dimitri: Ugh... Gah...
Dimitri: My stepmother... Four years ago, they lost their lives to those flames.
Dimitri: I'll never forget... I still remember their faces. Their screams. The tortured last moments of every person who died that day... But right now...all that matters is that we do whatever we can to help the surviving villagers get back to their normal lives.
(As Byleth nods their head, Dimitri does the same as well.)
Dimitri: Thank you. For everything.
(Dimitri then turns around as he readies himself to leave the training grounds.)

Dimitri: There's a reason that I came to the Officers Academy. Just one reason.

Dimitri: I came here for revenge. And one day, I will have it.

(Dimitri walks away. Their health now worries their teacher...)

Event - Report: Red Wolf Moon

Audience Chamber

(Byleth reports to Rhea.)
Rhea: You did well handling that awful business in Remire Village. I am certain the goddess shares in our grief at the senselessness of that calamity.
Rhea: More importantly, I was shocked to hear that our own Tomas was actually a dark mage. I must reflect on our blindness.
Sothis: You surely must! You failed to notice that a rat was hiding in your home. Pathetic! Who are these wicked foes? How did Tomas escape your gaze?

Choice 1 Choice 2
Who are these villains? Why did Tomas come to the monastery?

(Seteth begins explaining.)
Seteth: Tomas came to the monastery 40 years ago, by recommendation of House Ordelia of the Alliance. Around eight years ago he went back to House Ordelia before returning to the monastery once again just last year. After having worked at Garreg Mach for decades, why would he betray us now? Just what did he hope to accomplish?
Seteth: Jeritza became a professor at the Officers Academy because of a recommendation from the Imperial nobility. Supposing that he is the Death Knight, that means that our enemy is an organization that has taken root in at least two territories.
Rhea: In the long history of the Church of Seiros... No, long before even that... There have been an endless number of threats to the peace of Fódlan. Yet, those who oppose us still operate in the shadows, their identities a mystery.
Rhea: I believe that Solon and the Death Knight are merely one part of a much larger whole.
Sothis: A threat to Fódlan's peace? That means we have no choice. We have to stop them all!

Choice 1 Choice 2
What now? They must be stopped.
Seteth: Without knowing what their objective is, we cannot afford to act recklessly. The knights will investigate. For now, you and your class should focus on your training. (Support points with Rhea go up.)
Rhea: I have truly come to rely on you. I believe that the monastery will remain safe so long as we have you.

Rhea: We do not yet know the enemy's objective or whereabouts. For now, please devote yourself to preparing for whatever comes next.

Seteth: That is all for today.
(Seteth leaves. As Byleth prepares to leave as well however...)
Rhea: Professor. Please wait. I know there is much that you still do not understand. However, one thing is clear. You possess great power. I believe that you are destined to be a source of great hope for all. In any case, I expect great things from you. Walk this world proudly, dear Professor.
Rhea: May the goddess Sothis protect you.
(Rhea's response shocks both Byleth and Sothis.)
Sothis: The goddess Sothis?! Is that what she just said?
Rhea: Is something the matter?

Choice 1 Choice 2
It's nothing. I had never heard the name of the goddess.
Rhea: I see. In that case, farewell. (Support points with Rhea go down.)
Rhea: I see. Sothis is the goddess's true name. Please do not use it carelessly. Farewell.

Sothis: Do not say something that we may regret! She... I... What exactly am I?
Sothis: For now, let's leave this place. Please... Go!
(Byleth leaves.)