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White Clouds
Verdant Rain Moon

Tower of Black Winds

Opening Narration FETH Blue Lions symbol.png

Ss fe16 chapter 5 mural.png
The ceaseless rains that satiate the verdant landscape of Fódlan are accompanied the fierce winds and mighty roars of thunder. This abundance of rain, sparkling as it falls against beams of emerging sunlight, is a constant reminder to the people of Fódlan that nature is ever wild and unpredictable. For when the rain finally does pause, the clouds part to give way to a glorious rainbow.
— Chapter 5 opening narration

Event - The Stolen Relic

Date: 8/1
Audience Chamber

(Byleth reports to Rhea.)
Rhea: I have a new mission for you, Professor. I would like for you to take your students into Kingdom territory to eliminate some thieves.
Seteth: They stole a Hero's Relic from House Gautier of the Holy Kingdom of Faerghus—the Lance of Ruin. Their leader's name is Miklan. He is apparently a disowned son of House Gautier.

Choice 1 Choice 2
Why was he disowned? Why must the church eliminate him?
Seteth: I believe it had something to do with his lack of a Crest. Such happenings are fairly common within the Kingdom.
Rhea: The Crestless cannot harness the goddess's power, even if they possess a Relic. Nonetheless, they are still capable of simply wielding those weapons.
Seteth: This skirmish involves a holy Relic, and is therefore more than a single noble is capable of resolving.

Seteth: The Heroes' Relics are immensely powerful weapons. We must meet this threat with adequate force.
Seteth: Unfortunately, most of the Knights of Seiros are away from the monastery purging the apostates of the Western Church. So we are entrusting you with this mission. After all, you wield the Sword of the Creator, which is more than capable of opposing any Relic.
Rhea: The Sword of the Creator is a powerful weapon, well beyond the other Relics. You have nothing to fear. However, to ensure that no harm comes to the students, we will also send the monastery's most skilled individuals to aid you.
Seteth: I must remind you that you are expected to conduct yourself in a manner befitting the wielder of that holy sword. Also, you should know that Professor Hanneman has been looking for you. That is all.

Entrance Hall

(Dimitri greets Byleth.)
Dimitri: I heard about our mission for this month. So... We are to eradicate thieves in Kingdom territory.
Dimitri: I'm sorry for dragging you into the Kingdom's petty squabbles. This should not be your burden to bear, but my own...

Choice 1 Choice 2
I'm happy to help. It's just a job.
(Support points with Dimitri go up.)

Dimitri: Thank you, Professor. Hearing you say that puts my mind at ease.
(Dimitri then notices someone's nearby...)
Dimitri: Hm?
(A man with long and blue hair appears and approaches Dimitri.)
Rodrigue: Your Highness? Ah, it's been ages!
Dimitri: It's been a long time! Two years, if I'm not mistaken.
Rodrigue: Indeed, Your Highness. You've grown so much in those years. I hardly recognize you.
(Byleth is confused.)

Choice 1 Choice 2
Who's this? A friend of yours?

If Byleth & Dimitri's C-Support has been reached Otherwise

Dimitri: This is Rodrigue, an old friend of my father's. I believe I've mentioned him, if you recall?

Dimitri: When my father died four years ago, he looked after me as though I were his own son.
Rodrigue: You flatter me, Your Highness. It was my honor to care for such a fine, young man.
(Rodrigue then greets Byleth.)
Rodrigue: It's nice to finally meet you, Professor. My son, Felix, has mentioned you on occasion.
Dimitri: What brings you to the monastery, Rodrigue? Is it the thieves plaguing the Kingdom?
Rodrigue: I'm afraid so. This is not merely a problem for House Gautier, but for everyone. The thieves have set up their headquarters in Fraldarius territory, and are mercilessly pillaging the villages of that area.
(Rodrigue then looks at both Dimitri and Byleth.)
Rodrigue: You have our full support in stopping those dastards. I thank you for your help, both of you.
(Byleth nods in agreement.)

Professor Hanneman's Office

Hanneman: Good of you to come, Professor. I've heard much about you lately.
Hanneman: Specifically, that you were able to awaken the Sword of the Creator's power. Thusly, it seems the true nature of your Crest has been uncovered. I had, of course, seen your Crest before. However, at first, I failed to recognize its true nature. Eventually, it dawned on me that what is visible is perhaps merely a small part of a greater whole. In other words, your Crest is too significant to be detected when using normal instruments.
Hanneman: After this discovery, I began researching Crests that might fit that description, which allowed for a temporary hypothesis. However, I could not be certain. The Crest my conclusions led me to was far too unusual.
Hanneman: A Crest thought to have disappeared in this world in the millennium since the fall of Nemesis, the King of Liberation. The Crest of Flames. That is what you possess.

The Crest of Flames...

(Byleth lowers their head down...)
Hanneman: Your ability to wield the Sword of the Creator has unequivocally proved my hypothesis. A legendary power, dormant since time immemorial, and now resurrected... There can be no doubt that this ancient power resides within you.

Exploration: Tower of Black Winds

Potential Dates: 8/10, 8/17 and 8/24

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Event - Tower in a Storm

Date: 8/31
Near Conand Tower (Kingdom Territory)

(As it rains, Byleth, Dimitri, and Gilbert are walking towards the Conand Tower.)
Dimitri: It should be in our sights soon, Professor. The abandoned tower those thieves are using as a base... Conand Tower.
(Upon the mention of the tower, Gilbert begins explaining himself.)
Gilbert: This area was the site of a massive battle several hundred years ago. That's when invasions from the north were at their peak. Back then, this tower was built for both surveillance and defense. It will be difficult to seize it.
Dimitri: You're very well informed, Gilbert. Please, tell us more.
(A hint of sarcasm can be heard in Dimitri's voice.)
Gilbert: Well, I... Ah. You're joking.
(Dimitri then turns to Byleth.)
Dimitri: Professor. Did you see the local villages? They were in rough shape, no doubt because of the thief attacks. They're not going to make it through the winter in that condition. If the thieves had taken up pillaging in order to survive, that would be deplorable... but understandable. But this... This is something else entirely. It looks as though they destroyed those villages purely for pleasure.
Dimitri: No matter what their reasons may be, that sort of behavior cannot be allowed. Ever.
(Sylvain catches up with the group.)
Sylvain: Don't bother losing your head over those lowlifes, Your Highness. It's wasted effort.
Dimitri: Sylvain... The thieves' leader...the one who stole the Relic. Word has it he's your older brother. I know he's been disowned, but...
Sylvain: He is no longer a member of House Gautier...or my brother. He's nothing more than a common thief.
Dimitri: Are you sure about that? It would be understandable to find this situation... well, regrettable, to say the least.
Sylvain: Regrets? Heh, you must be joking. You know we're far past the point of regret. And it always falls on the younger brother to clean up the mistakes of their elders, doesn't it?
(Sylvain leaves in silence...)

Dimitri: This rain threatens a coming storm. We must hurry and begin our war council before the heavens let loose.

Battle: The Gautier Inheritance

Conrad Tower

Before Battle

Gilbert: The enemy is close by. We're almost to the top floor.
Dimitri: They are merely thieves, but they have a Hero's Relic. Do not drop your guard.

If Sylvain has been deployed

Sylvain: Don't hold back for my sake. My brother is going to pay for everything he's done.

First Enemy Reinforcements Arrive from the Southeast Staircase

Rogue: The captain's in trouble! Hurry up, you fools!
Gilbert: Enemies approach from the lower floors! Watch the rear flank!

First Enemy Reinforcements Arrive from the Northwest Staircase

Rogue: Here we go! Attack them from both sides!
Gilbert: It's an ambush!

Boss - Miklan

Vs Anyone:

So, you think you can take the lance from me, huh? I'll kill you... I'll kill every last one of you!
— Miklan vs Anyone

Vs Sylvain:

Miklan: Why have you come, you Crest-bearing fool?
Sylvain: I'm here for the Lance of Ruin, Miklan. Hand it over. I don't want to humiliate you, but I will.
Miklan: Hmph! Hurry up and die already. If not for you... If it hadn't been for you...
Sylvain: Shut up! I'm so tired of hearing that. You've always blamed me for something that isn't my fault.

— Miklan vs Sylvain

Movie - Black Beast

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As the storm rages outside the tower, Miklan is being forced back.

Miklan: Not bad for your kind... A bunch of spoiled rotten children.

Just then, the Crest Stone on Miklan's Lance of Ruin starts emitting a bright red light, surprising him.
A dark red baron-colored substance begins emerging from the crest stone which startles Miklan. It then begins to slowly consume him...

Miklan: What the hell?!

Miklan tries to fight back. Unfortunately, the substance covers his body even further as he struggles.
Miklan is now almost fully devoured by the black substance. It's beginning to enter into his mouth and eyes as he moans in agony.

His gang of thieves are frightened by the events.
Rogue 1: Damn! Look at that... I'm outta here!
Multiple other bandits follow him.
Rogue 2: Hold on!

Miklan has been fully consumed by the substance.
Suddenly, the substance begins to take a new shape as it grows. It looks akin to a spiked dragon...
The substance has gone away. Miklan has undergone a sudden metamorphosis. He's now a Black Beast.
The Black Beast approaches one of the thieves who chose to remain near Miklan's side. He's scared.

Rogue 2: No!

The Black Beast grabs the thief and kills him, then throws their corpse away.
The Monster then raises to its full height as it begins salivating. It roars.

Miklain's Metamorphosis has Finished

Black Beast: Graaaargh!

If Sylvain has been deployed

Sylvain: What the— Miklan?! Is that you?!


Sothis: That form... Oh my. Is this your first time fighting such a thing? Then listen well to what I say.

The Guide to combating monsters is automatically opened up.

Dimitri: So, this is the power of a Hero's Relic. To create such a sinister beast... It has gone too far. I fear all we can do now is put an end to it.

Boss - Black Beast

Vs Anyone (First Time):

— Black Beast vs Anyone the first time it enters combat

Vs Sylvain:

Sylvain: What is that? It's like watching a bad dream come to life.
Black Beast: Graaaargh!

— Black Beast vs Sylvain

The Black Beast has Fallen

Black Beast: Graaaargh!
(A black substance engulfs and dissipates from the monster, leaving only Miklan's body and the Hero Relic behind...)

Gilbert: Goddess... The beast is gone, yet Miklan and the Lance remain.
Dimitri: It's over... Let's retrieve the lance and leave this place.

If Sylvain has been deployed

Sylvain: brother...

Event - The Lance of Ruin


(As Byleth's on their way to report Rhea the sudden events...)
Sothis: That man... His form was changed. It was as though that lance was swallowing him whole. Upon that sight, it makes sense that your students were upset. I wonder if those Relics truly hide such power? Yet even still, that power seems familiar.
Sothis: That form as well... As one who wields the Sword of the Creator... Does that mean you possess that power too?
(Byleth has no time to spare. He keeps walking onward.)

Audience Chamber

(Byleth reports to Rhea.)
Rhea: Professor, you have returned. The goddess is indeed generous with her divine protection. I have already heard Gilbert's report about what happened.
Rhea: See to it that you keep what transpired at the tower to yourself. People would lose faith in the nobles should rumors spread of one using a Relic and transforming into a monster. All regions of Fódlan would fall into chaos. We must avoid that at all costs. Please ensure the students who accompanied you understand that as well. Have I made myself clear?

Choice 1 Choice 2
Yes, of course. Hm...
(Support points with Rhea go up.)

Rhea: His transformation into a Black Beast was nothing short of divine punishment from the goddess. Punishment for someone arrogant and foolish enough to use a Hero's Relic even though they were unworthy and unqualified.

Choice 1 Choice 2
You knew? Will I share the same fate...
Rhea: Of course. That is why we rushed to recover it. Sadly, we did not arrive in time. Rhea: If someone without a Crest were to wield the Relic you possess, they would likely meet the same fate as Miklan.
Rhea: You, however, have been chosen. You are worthy of wielding the Sword of the Creator, so there is no need to worry.

Rhea: The church will formally return the lance to House Gautier. If you would...

Note: Choice 2 is only available if Sylvain has been recruited beforehand.
Choice 1 Choice 2
As you wish. I will not.
(Byleth gives Rhea the lance.)
(Support points with Rhea go up. )

Rhea: You have my gratitude. I can see that I was right to trust you with this.
Rhea: Please report back. I will tell you of your new mission for the coming moon at that time.

(Byleth refuses.)
(Support points with Rhea go down. She's shocked.)

Rhea: What is the meaning of this?
(Sylvain interrupts the scene.)
Sylvain: Ahem, excuse me.
(Rhea then turns at Sylvain.)
Sylvain: Lady Rhea, I am overjoyed and beyond grateful to you for recovering the Relic of my family, House Gautier. Now, may I please have that lance? I have received direct approval from my father to take possession of it.
Rhea: As the next head of House Gautier, do you swear that you will never cause such a deplorable incident to transpire?
Sylvain: On my family's name...and on my brother's life, I swear it.
(Rhea regains her composure.)
Rhea: Very well. However, I have one condition.
Rhea: You must never allow another to wield this lance. Your brother clearly demonstrated what fate awaits those who break that restriction.
Sylvain: Yes. I...I will not soon forget.
(The Lance of Ruin is added to Byleth's inventory.)

Event - Crests: The Good and the Bad

Blue Lion Classroom

(Byleth meets Dimitri on their class room.)
Dimitri: Is your meeting over, Professor?

Choice 1 Choice 2
You look troubled. Are you weary?

Dimitri: I was just thinking about something.
Dimitri: Professor... The possession of Relics and Crests has been highly valued in Faerghus since ancient times. It's far from uncommon for someone to lose their ability to lead their house because they don't bear a Crest. Just like Miklan. It happened to my uncle as well. The eldest child of the king, and yet he never ascended to the throne. All families whose bloodlines carry the Crests of the 10 Elites are much the same. But House Gautier takes it a step further, and absolutely requires an heir who possesses a Crest.

Choice 1 Choice 2
Why are they so obsessed with it? Why House Gautier in particular?

Dimitri: To that house, the power of Crests is a necessity, not a luxury.
(Dimitri then explains his case.)
Dimitri: House Gautier holds the most northern territory in the Kingdom, and they have fought with the people to the north for many years. The head of that house is responsible for protecting that territory from fearsome invaders, whom they keep at bay with the power of Crests and Relics. In exchange for that responsibility, they are granted special privileges within the Kingdom.

Choice 1 Choice 2
Their Crests grant them special privileges? Strength is strength, with or without a Crest.
Dimitri: In a way. That said, ability cannot be measured by the possession of a Crest alone... Dimitri: I believe the same. Ability cannot be measured by the possession of a Crest alone.

Dimitri: I believe that Margrave Gautier was wrong to disinherit Miklan simply because he did not bear a Crest. Still, there is always a reason for why such customs stand the test of time.
Dimitri: Imagine what this world would be like if no one placed any stock in Crests... Bloodlines that carry Crests would dwindle. The metaphorical blade used to oppose threats would eventually rust.
Dimitri: This same argument has been made time and time again across the years. Both sides are at once right and wrong.

What do you believe, Dimitri?

Dimitri: I believe those with Crests and those without should acknowledge the others' strengths and learn to respect each other based on personal merits. And that doesn't apply only to Crests. The same holds true for lineage, race, faith, ideologies...
Dimitri: If we could just accept each other and make mutual concessions, one step at a time... Perhaps... Who knows if that's even possible. Everyone has something that is unacceptable within them. I certainly do, and I'd wager you do as well.
Dimitri: I wonder which is best, Professor... To cut away that which is unacceptable, or to find a way to accept it anyway...

Event - Report: Verdant Rain Moon

Audience Chamber

(The next day, Byleth reports to Rhea.)
Rhea: Professor, you have done well to complete such a difficult task. You have shown exceptional skill in leading your students. I am forever grateful for the safe return of the Hero's Relic. Just as I expected, you have mastered the Sword of the Creator.
Rhea: Now then, I shall tell you about your mission for the coming month...
Seteth: Rhe— Archbishop!
(Seteth arrives at the scene suddenly. He looks in panic.)
Rhea: Seteth, what troubles you?
Seteth: Flayn is missing! I cannot find her anywhere!
(Seteth then turns to Byleth.)
Seteth: Professor, have you seen Flayn recently?

Choice 1 Choice 2
I have not. Have you looked everywhere?
Seteth: I have searched everywhere! Where could she be?! Seteth: I have searched every corner I can think of! I could not find her anywhere.

Seteth: She may be in danger! Oh no... No, no! What am I to do?!
Rhea: Calm yourself, Seteth. Professor, we shall continue our discussion another time.
(Byleth nods in agreement.)