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Easy Mode world map tutorial

The world map shows the continent in its entirety. Castles, towns, and other map points are added to the map as you play. Press the A Button when not on a map point to open the map menu. This is where you can save. When you want to stop playing, use this option to save your progress. Now then, move on to your next destination. The marker with the red flag in the center of the map is your destination. Move the triangle cursor onto the red flag and press the A Button.


King Hayden apologizes for being unable to spare soldiers. However, he does provide Eirika with a small but trusted party of vassals. Eirika is grateful for the king's aid. Chasing rumors of her brother, she sets out for Grado. The group's first stop is the remote village of Ide, which was, until very recently, a part of Renais. Here, Eirika sees the devastation of Renais with her own eyes.


Eirika: Seth has mapped out a route for us. We'll travel south of Renais and pass through Serafew into Grado territory.
Moulder: Hmm... That would seem a sensible plan. Assuming, of course, that we can avoid any run-ins with Grado soldiers...
Vanessa: Princess Eirika, may I have your leave to scout ahead? From the sky, I'll have a better chance of spotting any nearby troops.
Moulder: We're yours to command, Your Highness. Will you give your permission?
Eirika: Yes, of course. Keep an eye out for enemy bowmen though, Vanessa.
Vanessa: Yes, Your Highness, I shall. I shall prove myself worthy of the honor of your trust.
(Vanessa leaves)
Eirika: She seems very...sincere.
Moulder: Sincere... Yes, quite.

(Vanessa flies to the middle of the map; bandits arrive from the east)

Bone: Hey, boss! We've found more villages ripe for the picking.
Bazba: One, two, three... Ha ha ha! I love a good war! With all those soldiers preoccupied, we're free to pillage as we please! Right, Bone--you're in charge. Grab everything that's not nailed down and bring it to the hideout.
Bone: I'm on it.

(Bazba leaves)

(At the northeast village)
Ross: Dad! Bandits approaching!
Garcia: Hmmm... I'm getting you out of here, Ross. You stay close to me!

Bone: Let's start with that village there! Go to it, boys! It's all yours. Cut down anyone fool enough to get in your way. I'm heading west around the mountains to the other villages.

(Bone moves south; a Brigand raids the northeast village; Ross and Garcia flee the village)

Ross: Unnnng!
Garcia: Ross? What is it? What's wrong?
Ross: It's nothing! It's just a scratch! You're a warrior, Dad, and I am your son. I won't be beaten so easily.
Garcia: Don't risk yourself so foolishly... We need to get you some help. Please! Someone help my son!

Ross is a journeyman. Journeymen are inexperienced fighters with low combat skills. When they reach level 10, they can change classes to become more powerful fighters or pirates. You should avoid sending journeymen to face strong enemies. Ross's father is Garcia, a fighter. Fighters who reach level 10 or higher can use hero crests to change classes and become heroes or warriors. Additionally, cavaliers and knights can use knight crests to change classes. They can choose between 2 types of soldiers. Be sure to power up your units and change classes when you can.
— Easy Mode only

(Eirika and other arrive)

Vanessa: Ah! This looks serious. I must report back to Princess Eirika at once.

(Vanessa flies to Eirika)

Vanessa: I have bad news. The village to the east is under attack by bandits.
Eirika: Bandits?!
Moulder: We have arrived at our first dilemma. We must move quickly and attract as little attention as possible, but...
Eirika: But I cannot stand by and watch innocents be harmed. Vanessa, how fare the villagers?
Vanessa: I spotted one injured person. He appeared to be just a child.
Eirika: Father Moulder, can your staff help him?
Moulder: Well, yes, I can heal his injuries with my staff, but... I cannot do it from here. He's too far away. I must be near him.
Vanessa: Princess, please leave this to me. I shall bring the boy here.

Because pegasus knights fly, mountains do not block their movement. However, they are vulnerable to missile attacks, so watch out for archers.
— Easy Mode only

Moulder: All right, Vanessa. It's up to you.
Vanessa: Very well. I'm off.

(Vanessa moves east)

In battle

Easy Mode tutorial, turn 1

Vanessa must rescue Ross. First, place the cursor on Vanessa and press the A Button.
Place the cursor on Vanessa and press the A Button.

(The player selects Vanessa)

Move to a space next to Ross and press the A Button.

(The player moves Vanessa next to Ross)

Now select Rescue and press the A Button again.

(The player selects the Rescue command, and has Vanessa rescue Ross)

Ross: Hey!
Vanessa: Calm down, lad. Keep squirming, and I may drop you. I'm carrying you to the other side of these mountains.
Ross: Wait! Dad!
Garcia: Don't worry about me. Go! I'll hold these scum here. Take care of Ross!
Ross: DAD!

Pegasus knights, cavaliers, and other mounted units can continue moving after they've rescued someone. Go ahead and move to this space.

(The player moves Vanessa)

Ross has been rescued. Now bring Moulder to Vanessa. Select Moulder with the cursor and press the A Button.

(The player selects Moulder)

Move close to Vanessa. Place the cursor on the flashing space and press the A Button.

(The player moves Moulder closer to Vanessa)

Eirika: I'll head for the nearest village and warn them about the bandits.

Visit a village to warn it about the bandit threat. First, place the cursor on Eirika and press the A Button.
The cursor is on Eirika. Press the A Button.

(The player selects Eirika)

Move Eirika to the village. Place the cursor on the flashing space and press the A Button.

(The player moves Eirika to the left northwest village)

Now select Visit and press the A Button again.

(The player has Eirika visit the village)

Sometimes, you will gain gold or items when you visit a village. Villages can also be destroyed by bandits or other enemy troops. Any of your allied units can visit villages and houses. Visit all the villages and warn them before they're savaged by the bandits.
There is an armory due south of here. You could probably take the red gem you got at the village and sell it there.
It's a good idea to buy iron swords and other everyday weapons at armories. However, your funds are not endless. There are armories in other towns, too, so purchase only necessary items here.

Easy Mode tutorial, turn 2

Vanessa is currently carrying Ross as a traveler. Drop Ross off next to Moulder. First, place the cursor on Vanessa and press the A Button.
Place the cursor on Vanessa and press the A Button.

(The player selects Vanessa)

Press the A Button and select drop.

(The player has Vanessa drop Ross)

Vanessa: I've brought the boy. Father Moulder, please heal his wounds.

You can continue to move. Ross's father, Garcia, is still on the other side of the mountains. Move close so that it's easier to rescue him on your next turn.

(The player moves Vanessa closer to Garcia)

Moulder can use his staff to restore some of Ross's HP. Place the cursor on Moulder and press the A Button.

(The player selects Moulder)

Leave the cursor where it is and press the A Button again.

(The player has Moulder act without moving)

Now select Staff and press the A Button again.

(The player has Moulder heal Ross)

Ross: My wound... It's gone!
Moulder: Yes, it is. Now try to keep yourself out of harm's way.

In this way, you can use Rescue to help units in danger, as well as in other situations. Use it to your advantage, and turn battles in your favor.
Try talking to Ross. Place the cursor on Eirika and press the A Button.
The cursor is on Eirika. Press the A Button.

(The player selects Eirika)

Move Eirika next to Ross. Place the cursor in the flashing space and press the A Button.

(The player moves Eirika next to Ross)

Select Talk and press the A Button.

(The player has Eirika talk to Ross)

Ross has joined your team and become one of your allies. The green unit on the other side of the mountains is Garcia. He is still neutral. If you get the right person to talk to him, he may become an ally. Move into spaces adjoining green units and select Talk. Ross is Garcia's son. Move Ross into a space next to Garcia and choose Talk.

Easy Mode tutorial, turn 3

The objective on this map is to defeat all enemies. The number of enemies left appears on the edge of the screen. Defeat all of your opponents to gain a victory.
From here on out, you'll also have the services of a supply convoy. The supply convoy always travels with your commander. The commander of this group is Eirika. If you place an allied unit in a space next to Eirika, the supply command will display. You will then be able to give and take items. If you're carrying too many items, it's a good idea to give some to the supply convoy.


If Ross and Garcia both survived

Garcia: You saved my son. I owe you my thanks.
Eirika: It's not necessary...
Seth: ...Hold on a moment... Aren't you...the great Garcia? You fought for Renais, didn't you?
Garcia: ......
Eirika: Seth, do you know this man?
Seth: He was a troop commander for Renais until around ten years ago. When I was a recruit, the soldiers used to tell so many tales about him. They called him a daring and fearless fighter for Renais. Master Garcia, you must know the peril our homeland faces right now... Can we impose upon you to lend your strength to Renais once again?
Garcia: ...I'm sorry. I'm retired now. I'm not a soldier anymore. It's... a decision I made long ago.
Seth: Master Garcia...
Garcia: ...When I was a soldier, I lived my life fighting for my country's honor. I left no time for my family. I spent my life fighting for faceless, uncaring nobles. When my wife fell ill and died, I met the child she had left behind... At that moment, I finally realized what my duty had cost me.
Eirika: ......
Garcia: I stood at my wife's grave and promised her I would be a father to our son. I'm done with armies. I'm done with fighting, except to protect my son. I've no regrets. I'm the boy's father.
Seth: ......
Ross: blasted fool! Father, what's all this nonsense I'm hearing?
Garcia: Ross!
Ross: If you're not going, then I will! I'm a fighter! I know I can do this!
Garcia: Ross, what are you saying? I...
Ross: Dad, please! Listen to me! I respect you more than any other man in the world. I know you gave up being a soldier for me. I know that! But how can you throw away such a big part of yourself? You're a warrior at heart! You can't give that up and be happy!
Garcia: ......
Ross: Look at me, Dad! Have you seen me fight? I'm not a child anymore. I'm a warrior, like you. You're free to worry, but I can survive on my own!
Garcia: ...Ross.
Ross: You want to challenge me, Father? I'm a fighter! The best in all of Ide! I'm not gonna lose to you! I'm not gonna lose to anyone!
Garcia: ...You're right. You're a good soldier, Ross. Sir Seth... If these old bones of mine can still serve, I'd like to join you.
Ross: Dad...
Garcia: Looks like my boy grew up while I wasn't looking... He's tougher than I thought. He doesn't need my help. I've raised him as best I could, but he's right. I've nothing to fear. I should fight. I will fight.
Ross: Dad!

Regardless of Ross and Garcia's status

Man: Thank you so much for your help. Please, stay the night and rest...
Eirika: We would if we could, but we have much to do and far to travel. Your safety is reward enough.
Man: Ah, well... My, that is a splendid bracelet you're wearing.
Eirika: Thank you. My father gave this to me.
Man: It's a wonderful gift. But you should be careful, wearing such a valuable item so openly. Since Renais was invaded, things have become so dangerous around here. There are gold-hungry thieves and bandits everywhere. The most wicked are Bazba's Bandits. They are...cruel beyond words. If you have something they want, your life is worth less than nothing. Just the other day they assaulted some travelers and... Oh, it was awful.
Eirika: I...I can't believe such things...
Man: Oh, Renais is finished, mark my words. The Grado Empire's stolen our future. Our only hope against them was that Prince Ephraim would prevail, but... Rumor has it that he's on the verge of being crushed by Grado's vast numbers. These are dark days. Travel with care.
Eirika: ......

Eirika: Ephraim...

(3 years ago)

Ephraim: It's time to start. Are you ready, Eirika?
Eirika: Yes, Ephraim. Let's begin.
Ephraim: Tell me, though: why do you want me to teach you to fight? I thought you didn't care for violence...
Eirika: I do not like uncivilized behavior. I think one can solve one's problems without fighting. And yet...
Ephraim: And yet what?
Eirika: I've always relied on you to protect me, Brother. I would rather not be such a burden to you in the future. So, I thought maybe I should learn to protect myself...
Ephraim: I'm your brother. Brothers are supposed to protect their sisters. It's nothing for you to worry about. It's no cause for concern.
Eirika: Yes, but... I am your sister. Sisters are supposed to worry about their brothers. So I would like to learn something of swordplay, if only a little. And maybe, someday, I can protect you in your time of need... So please, Ephraim.
Ephraim: All right, all right. How could I say no? Honestly, once you get an idea into your head, that's it. I might as well give in. It's agreed. I'll teach you, but won't hold back because you're my sister. And I want no complaining once we've started, Eirika.
Eirika: Complain? Me? Never!

(Present time)

Eirika: ......
Colm: Oops! Beg your pardon.
Eirika: Hey!
(Colm leaves)
Seth: Princess, are you all right?
Eirika: Y-yes... Someone bumped into me is all. I was jarred.
Seth: Hm? Your Highness, where is your bracelet?
Eirika: My bracelet? It's...gone. Where could it be? Did that man--
Seth: I'll find him!
Eirika: Don't worry about it, Seth. That bracelet was a gift from my father, but Ephraim needs our help. I can't let sentimentality get in the way of my duty.
Seth: No, Princess... We must retrieve your bracelet regardless of cost. You cannot lose it. Let's go. We must hurry.[A]


Left northwest village

Visit with someone other than Eirika

Selena: And who are you? You don't look like one of the local peasantry. As you can see, these villagers have some bandit troubles. I would like to help, but I have orders to follow... I am required to quit this area at once. I would ask you to aid them in this fight. I will pay you for your trouble, of course.

Visit with Eirika

Woman: This is terrible... What are we going to do? Those bandits are so close. If we can't find some way to protect ourselves, the village is doomed.
Selena: Perhaps...
Eirika: People, listen to me! You must close the village gates immediately. Hurry, before the bandits arrive!
Selena: Who are you? You aren't from one of the neighboring towns, are you. And your weapons give you away... You're no peasant.
Eirika: I am Er... My name is Erina. I'm a mercenary.
Selena: A mercenary named Erina, is it? There's more to you than that, I feel. But don't worry--it's none of my affair. I haven't told you who I am yet, have I? I am Selena, a general in Grado's army.
Eirika: Ah!
Selena: Is something wrong?
Eirika: No...uh, nothing.
Selena: It looks like these villagers have some bandit troubles. I would like to help, but I have orders... I'm to leave for the capital immediately, and I cannot stay. You're armed, and you claim to be a mercenary. Will you help them?
Eirika: Um...
Selena: Is there a problem?
Eirika: No! Of course I'll help them! It's just... You're one of Grado's generals... Why...
Selena: These aren't soldiers. They're people. Should they suffer because their leaders fight? I've petitioned your aid. Take this as payment.
(Selena leaves)
Eirika: ......

Right northwest village

Girl: The most wonderful man rescued me. He was dressed like a mercenary, but he had an air of elegance about him... He gave me this elixir. I'm sure it will help you on the battlefield.

Southwest village

Man: Hm? What is it? What's all the ruckus? What? B-bandits?! Spread the word, everyone! Close the village gates! Thank you for your warning. Please, accept this small token.

Talk conversations

Eirika and Ross

Ross: Hey, listen! My village is being attacked by bandits. My name's Ross. Come on! You have to help me wipe those thugs out!
Eirika: All right, just... Just take a deep breath and calm down, Ross. Leave the villages to us. We'll drive off the bandits. Seth, take the boy somewhere safe.
Ross: No! Wait! I'm going to fight, too!
Eirika: But...
Ross: My father is out there all alone, fighting those bandits. I've got to get back to him as quickly as possible! I'm the son of the great Garcia! As long as I have my axe, no bandit will ever defeat me!
Eirika: All right, I can see you're not going to be swayed... But you must promise you will stay close to us.
(Ross is recruited)

Ross and Garcia

Ross: Dad!
Garcia: Ross?! Boy, what did I tell you!? What are you doing here? Don't worry about me. Hurry up and get yourself to safety!
Ross: Did you really think I could just run away while you fight, Dad? You taught me that fighters fight for what's important to them! There's no way I'm leaving! I'm fighting just like you!
Garcia: Ross... All right, listen to me. We'll cut our way out of here together!
(Garcia is recruited)

Battle quotes

Fighting Bone

Bone: Wait a minute! Wh-who are you?

Defeating Bone

Bone: Urgh... Blast...