The Rose-Colored River
|“||No matter how much you grieve, the dead will never return. No magic in the world can bring them back.||”|
The Rose-Colored River is the sixteenth chapter of Fire Emblem: Three Houses in all routes except Crimson Flower.
- Main article: The Rose-Colored River/Script (Silver Snow)
- Main article: The Rose-Colored River/Script (Azure Moon)
- Main article: The Rose-Colored River/Script (Verdant Wind)
In accordance with Claude's plan, Resistance forces take advantage of his distraction to storm the Great Bridge of Myrddin and kill General Ladislava. In the aftermath, Seteth pays respect to the Imperial soldiers' courage and tenacity, and postulates that Edelgard is leading the Empire through more than simple fear. Afterwards, Gilbert approaches the group. He reveals that Dimitri survived his apparent execution five years prior, and has been biding his time in Fraldarius territory waiting for the chance to defeat Edelgard. Seteth gives the Kingdom forces his blessing to pass through Myrddin, but is unable to commit Resistance forces to the charge since they are exhausted from taking the bridge.
Rodrigue recounts to Byleth how his elder son Glenn was slain in the Tragedy of Duscur and how nothing can bring back the dead. Lamenting how the dead never truly let go of their grip on the living, Rodrigue implores Byleth to rein Dimitri's manic desire for revenge in. With the blessing of Claude and House Riegan, the nascent Faerghus army marches to seize control of the Great Bridge of Myrddin from Imperial forces. On the way, Dimitri declares his intent to wipe out the entire Imperial garrison, to Byleth's continued concern. Felix berates Dimitri for continuing to add to the body count, but Dimitri refuses to listen.
The Kingdom army engages the Imperial army and successfully conquers the bridge and kills General Ladislava. Early in the battle, if Byleth helped peacefully suppress a rebellion in Duscur five years prior, Dedue unexpectedly reinforces them. He explains that after he was presumed dead in Fhirdiad, he was rescued by his brethren and nursed back to health, and has been waiting for the opportunity to rejoin Dimitri. Dimitri orders him never to throw his life away again. After the battle, a somewhat unnerved Dimitri convinces himself that the men he killed were just monsters masquerading as humans. Fleche approaches the group in the guise of an ordinary maiden and asks to join the Kingdom army in order to avenge her brother; Dimitri, unaware that he is her target, accedes to her request.
Claude decides to have Riegan and Daphnel forces stir up trouble on Gloucester's northern border so that he can slip by and take the Great Bridge of Myrddin. At the end of the month, he and his troops storm the bridge and kill General Ladislava, successfully taking control of Myrddin. Claude leaves Judith behind to defend the bridge while the scions of the Alliance lords petition the rest of the Alliance for troops and supplies. He takes Byleth to meet his retainer Nardel.
Silver Snow Azure Moon Verdant Wind
- Main article: The Rose-Colored River/The Great Bridge Coup
- On the Silver Snow version of this chapter, the player loses access to the deployment slot used by Dimitri and Claude on their routes.
Etymology and other languages
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