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Throne of Knowledge/Script (Golden Deer)

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Throne of Knowledge

Opening Narration FETH Golden Deer symbol.png

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The northern lands are enveloped in a bitter cold, and frigid winds are carried across the sea to the south of Adrestia. When feather-white snow falls on Fódlan's Locket, the fort looks as delicate as a pearl. However....beneath that snowy blanket, her Throat is more treacherous than ever.
— Chapter 11 opening narration

Event - True Identity

Date: 2/1
Audience Chamber

(Seteth is trying to get information out of Rhea...?)
Seteth: Rhea, please talk to me. What are you hiding? What is the meaning of how that one looks? It is almost as though...
Rhea: As I said, there is nothing of which to speak. For now. At the end of this month...
Seteth: I read Jeralt’s diary. I happened upon it in his room.
(Rhea's in shock.)
Rhea: What?
Seteth: In it, he stated the reason for his departure. The baby thought to have died in the fire...has returned to us. Jeralt realized that you had done something to the child and decided to flee.
Seteth: What did you do to that baby, Rhea? Nothing...questionable, I should hope?
Rhea: Seteth, enough. They will be here shortly. No more, I beg of you.
Rhea: I will take our dear professor to the Holy Tomb. There...I should be able to see our dearest wishes to fruition. When I was young, I hear her voice there... I’m sure of it.
(Knocks can be heard coming from behind the door. Someone seeks to get in.)
Rhea: You may enter.
(Byleth enters the room to report.)
Rhea: I have been awaiting your arrival, Professor. Now that you have received sacred power from the goddess, there is somewhere you must pay a visit to at once.
Rhea: You must go to the Holy Tomb so that you may receive a divine revelation from the goddess.

Choice 1 Choice 2
The Holy Tomb? A revelation?

Seteth: The Holy Tomb is where the goddess sleeps. This monastery was originally built for the purpose of protecting that hallowed temple.
Rhea: Only a select few know of it, but there is a legend about Seiros and the Holy Tomb. Saint Seiros, the first soul to be gifted power from the goddess, received her revelation there. She was told it was her sacred duty to save the people of Fódlan, and that she must use her power wisely in order to lead them. The words that were handed down to Seiros from the goddess will likely fall upon your ears as well.
Seteth: Prepare yourself to go at once. There, may you find out why you were blessed with such power.
Rhea: There will be a ceremony at the Holy Tomb. It is then that you will receive the goddess’s revelation. You may share this mission with your students.

Choice 1 Choice 2
Do you think it wise to bring them into this? A mission? Now?

Rhea: It is said that when Seiros received the revelation, she had holy warriors by her side, protecting her. Your students, who have followed you and fought alongside you through the darkest of times, are well suited to stand by you for the ceremony. Of course, as the leader of the Church of Seiros, I will be by your side as well.

Choice 1 Choice 2
Strange... Isn't that too dangerous?
Rhea: The occasion is too significant to be missed. (Support points with Rhea go up.)
Rhea: The Holy Tomb is a sacred temple that is sealed off from the rest of the world. There is nothing to fear.

Rhea: Even if something were to happen, I am more than capable of protecting myself.
Seteth: Much has changed, but your duty has not wavered. Steel your mind for the ceremony, and prepare your students well.
(Byleth nods in agreement.)

Advisory Room

(Meanwhile, hidden from everyone..)
Claude: Rhea and Seteth were not their usual selves. What happened to Teach that's "questionable", and what really awaits at the Holy Tomb? The way they were acting, I don't think they have any plans of sharing that information.

Exploration: Throne of Knowledge

Potential Dates: 2/8, 2/15 and 2/22

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Event - Deep Underground

Date: 2/29
Reception Hall

(In the Reception Hall, Byleth, the Golden Deers and Flayn await for the upcoming ceremony...)
Claude: You're going to receive the goddess's revelation at the Holy Tomb? That's news to me. I did not see that coming.
Hilda: Lady Rhea's going too, right? I hear it will be well-guarded, but it is that really okay?
Ignatz: If Solon's allies are still around, it's certainly true that we don't know when or where they may appear.
Leonie: I don't know what type of place this Holy Tomb is, but we should be cautious.
Raphael: If something happens, we'll have to take matters into our own hands.
Hilda: What do you think, Professor? Is it really okay for Lady Rhea to attend?

Choice 1 Choice 2
I'm worried. It's encouraging.
Claude: It seems to be tightly sealed, I'll give you that. We should be fine as long as nothing goes terribly wrong. Yep... Just as long as nothing goes wrong. Claude: Leave it to our fearless leader to shrewdly factor in Rhea's fighting ability. You're bold, Teach. I love it.

Claude: Well, the truth is, we won't know what's going on until it happens. All we can do is stay on our guard and play it by ear.
Lorenz: That's quite enough babbling, Claude. There is nobody more unfit for a holy ceremony than you.
Marianne: Um, divine punishment won't strike us for setting foot in the Holy Tomb, right?
Lysithea: Good grief. Why are you always so negative?
(Lysithea then notices how Flayn seems to be lost in thought...)
Lysithea: Hm? Flayn, is something on your mind?
Flayn: Who, me? No, it is nothing. May we all see this through to the end.
Claude: It still doesn't make sense to me. A goddess was living inside Teach, right? But now there's a ceremony to receive a revelation or whatever. How could that be necessary anymore? There must be another objective.
(Claude sighs.)
Claude: It's pointless to speculate about it now. We'll know the answer soon enough.
Claude: There isn't any danger for us students, but... be careful, Teach.

Event - The Holy Tomb

Holy Tomb

(Rhea introduces Byleth, the Golden Deers and Flayn to the Holy Tomb.)
Rhea: Are you surprised, Professor? This is the Holy Tomb.
Claude: That mechanism for descending underground back there... What powers it? When I tried to come by myself, it wouldn't even budge.
(Rhea guides the crew somewhere in the tomb as she keeps explaining.)
Rhea: This is where the goddess who created this world was laid to rest, along with her children.
(Rhea then shows everyone a throne. It's Sothis's throne...)

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Rhea: It is said that our creator—the goddess Sothis—sat upon this very throne.
Rhea: Professor, do you recognize this throne?

Choice 1 Choice 2
I do. I do not.
(Support points with Rhea go up.)
Rhea: So long... I have waited so very long for this day.
(Support points with Rhea go down.)
Rhea: There is no need to hide anything from me. You have seen it, haven’t you? In a dream...

Rhea: Sit upon the throne. I have no doubt you will be gifted a revelation from the goddess.
(Byleth walks towards the throne and sits on it.)

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Rhea: Well?

(Nothing happens...?)

Rhea: It was supposed to be but a step away. What could possibly be missing?

(Just then, the camera returns to Claude, who turns around as he interrupts Rhea...?)
Claude: Sorry to disturb you when you're distressed, Archbishop, but it seems some uninvited guests have arrived.

(Just then, multiple soldiers arrive at the scene. Among them, is the Flame Emperor...)
Metodey: Don’t move, any of you. If you move, your lives will be forfeit.
Metodey: Thank you ever so much for guiding us this far. The Imperial army will now take possession of everything in the Holy Tomb.
(Metodey silently laughs. Everyone's confused as the camera returns to the Golden Deers.)

Ignatz: The Imperial Army? What are they doing here?
Lysithea: So, they knew we were heading to the Holy Tomb and followed us here.
Hilda: Hey, who is that standing next to the angry guy? Could that be––
Claude: The Flame Emperor. I see. So you've been allied with the Empire from the beginning.
Leonie: What are they doing here? What do they hope to gain?
(The camera returns once more to the Flame Emperor.)

Claude: There's only one goal for grave robbers like these, right, Flame Emperor?
Claude: You're here to steal the treasure that rests within the Holy Tomb.
Flame Emperor: For a fool, you catch on quickly. Those Crest Stones will be ours.
Flame Emperor: That infernal power, which is masquerading as a medicine but is truly a poison, will plague this world no longer.
(As the screen returns to Byleth & co., the Flame Emperor's goons begin moving to ransack the place.)

Rhea: Insolence! You will atone for the sin of tramping on this holy resting place.
Rhea: Professor, destroy these villainous traitors who dare dishonor our creator!

Battle: Conflict in the Holy Tomb

Before Battle

Rhea: I will not allow such violence from the Empire! Strike down the rebels and protect the Holy Tomb!

Player Phase 1

Metodey: The Crest Stones are in the caskets! Open every last one of them!
Rhea: The Holy Tomb must not be desecrated! Protect as many of the Crest Stones as you can!

Protect the Crest Stones! If they're stolen, you can get them back by defeating the foes that have them. You can earn rewards based on the number of Crest Stones you've protected.

Claude: I guess we're fighting over who gets those Crest Stones... What in the world do they intend to use them for, anyway?

Enemy Units Begin Looting Tombs

Flame Emperor: Take away the Crest Stones. All of them!
Rhea: That is enough! Do you even know what those stones are?!

Sub Boss - Metodey

Vs Anyone:

I'm told it's fine to kill those who resist. Now then, how shall I cook you?
— Metodey Vs Anyone

Death Quote:

Wait... No! I was just following orders! I just... Graaargh!
— Metodey's Death Quote

Main Boss - Flame Emperor

Vs Anyone:

You wish to interfere? Then your life is forfeit.
— Flame Emperor Vs Anyone

Vs Byleth:

You are the one person I did not wish to make an enemy of...
— Flame Emperor Vs Byleth

Vs Claude:

Claude: So, you're the fabled Flame Emperor? Go ahead and enlighten me. What are you planning to do with the Crest Stones? What did you use Flayn's blood for? Who's Kronya? Who's Solon?
Flame Emperor: Silence. There is no need for you to know.
Claude: Is it that mask that's to blame for your curtness? If so, maybe I should rip it off and ask again.

— Flame Emperor Vs Claude

Flame Emperor has been Defeated

(The Flame Emperor's mask falls off...)

Edelgard: So the end has come...
Claude: Is this some sick joke? The Flame Emperor is actually Edelgard?!

Event - Fateful Farewell

(Edelgard lies defeated, as Rhea, Byleth and Claude stand before her...)
Rhea: You have disappointed me, Edelgard. To think that a descendant of House Hresvelg would dare betray the holy church...
Rhea: Professor, kill Edelgard at once.
Rhea: She is a danger to all of Fódlan. Such a rebellious heart cannot be allowed to keep beating.
Edelgard: I have achieved my objective. I will retreat.
Edelgard: Farewell, Professor. If we meet again, it will be on the battlefield.
(Hubert teleports right behind his liege, waiting for orders.)
Edelgard: Come, Hubert!
(Edelgard teleports. Just then, Hubert looks at Byleth as he teleports as well.)

(The screen goes black. Rhea begins ranting, consumed by pure unadultered wrath.)
Rhea: To flee is futile, wicked girl. The Church of Seiros will raise its entire army against you, until you have been captured and punished! You have defiled the Holy Tomb, dishonored the goddess, and humiliated your brethren. That crime will never be erased, even if you burn in the eternal flames, and spill all of your blood into the goddess's soil!

(The screen fades back. Rhea is now in front of Byleth.)

Rhea: Come, Professor. Let us return and decide upon our next course of action.
(Byleth nods in agreement as Rhea leaves. Just then, Claude speaks.)

Claude: I'm not exactly on friendly terms with the princess, but I do have a few questions for her.
Claude: Edelgard said that the Crest Stones represent power. That means she knows how to use them. She almost certainly knows other secrets of Fódlan as well... Once things calm down a bit, there's a lot more that Rhea needs to tell us.
(Byleth nods.)
Claude: I just hope there's still time. I have this strange feeling... that history is being written. That an age of anarchy is upon us. Let's hope I'm mistaken.

Event - Whispers of War

Imperial Palace (Enbarr, the Imperial Capital)

(Meanwhile in Enbarr, Edelgard makes a speech in front of many Imperial soldiers...)

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Edelgard: The leaders of the church have misused its creed to fulfill their true desire—to rule the world. They have fooled the people of Fódlan. Long ago, they divided the Empire to create a Kingdom, and then...divided that Kingdom to create an Alliance. They did all of this to make the masses bicker amongst themselves. They caused instability in order to reinforce their own authority. They gathered gold and lived in extravagance. How? By preying on the devotion of those who wished for the goddess's salvation. Those corrupt hypocrites cannot lead Fódlan to true peace. Their foul belief system must be torn asunder so that true wisdom may finally prevail! And so, I have order of the Adrestian Emperor, Edelgard von Hresvelg... The Empire hereby declares war on the Church of Seiros!
(The soldiers cheer for Edelgard as the scene fades out.)

Audience Chamber

Seteth: I cannot believe it... Let us recount the situation as it stands, Professor. After you returned from the Holy Tomb... The Adrestian Empire declared war upon the Church of Seiros, as well as our allies.

Declared war?

Seteth: Edelgard demanded her own father relinquish the throne, and then assumed the position of emperor. She has deemed the Church of Seiros to be an evil of this world, and is calling upon the people of Fódlan to help her tear it down. I must discuss our response to this declaration with the archbishop after the knights return from their investigation. Until then, watch over the students. See that they remain calm.
(Byleth nods in agreement.)

Golden Deer Classroom

(Byleth reunites with their students on their classroom...)
Claude: I heard what happened, Teach. The princess–– well, the emperor now–– she really did it, didn't she?
Claude: The lords and dukes of both the Kingdom and the Alliance have been called out, and now have to choose between the Church and the Empire. The seed of conflict was always there, and now we find ourselves in the middle of a war that will tear Fódlan in two.
Lysithea: The Empire is rash, but I never thought it would come to this.
Leonie: How could something like this happen? I hope everyone back home is safe.
Hilda: I'm sure it's mass confusion at home right now. My brother must be worried sick about me.

Choice 1 Choice 2
Only time will tell. Let's calm down.

Claude: You're absolutely right, Teach. I'm sure a lot of us are worried about our homes, but... all we can do now is prepare for battle... and tread carefully.