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White Clouds
Verdant Rain Moon

Tower of Black Winds

Opening Narration FETH Golden Deer symbol.png

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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

(Claude greets Byleth.)
Claude: Hey, Teach. I gotta say, I never would've guessed you were a descendant of the King of Liberation.
Claude: You didn't forget, did you? That story I told you about a Relic that could cut a mountain in half? That Relic was the Sword of the Creator! The very same used by Nemesis, the King of Liberation.

Choice 1 Choice 2
What are you talking about? I'm not his descendant.

Claude: Don't be coy, Teach. The Sword of the Creator could only be wielded by Nemesis. If you can use it too, that can only mean you have that bloodline's Crest.

I don't understand.

Claude: Fine, keep your secrets. But just so you know, "I don't understand" isn't gonna cut it here at the monastery.
Claude: Speaking of, Professor Hanneman has been looking for you. He probably wants to examine your Crest with those crazy instruments of his. Actually...sounds amusing. Maybe I'll tag along.
(Suddenly, a woman appears and looks at Claude.)
Judith: If it isn't my little Claude! What has you so worked up?
(Claude is startled.)
Claude: Judith?! What are you doing here?
Judith: That's Lady Judith to you, boy. I told you, until you're in charge, I expect you to address me with all due respect.
Judith: Anyway, I'm here to retrieve you. Duke Riegan's condition has taken a turn for the worse.
Claude: Are you saying the old man's on his death bed?
Judith: No, it's not that bad. But in the state he's in, he won't be able to participate in the next roundtable conference.
Judith: He wants you to go in his stead. I volunteered to play the messenger.
Claude: Well, thanks for that.
(Claude then looks at Byleth.)
Claude: Oh, and Teach, this is Judith. Also known as the Hero of House Daphnel.
(Judith greets Byleth.)
Judith: So you're little Claude's teacher, are you? How much trouble has he been giving you?

Choice 1 Choice 2
Plenty. Not too much.

Claude: If her nickname didn't give it away, you should know that, Lady Judith is the leader of the famous House Daphnel of the Leicester Alliance. She used to be a big deal at the roundtable conferences, but it seems of late she's been reduced to a mere—
Judith: You had better shut that mouth before I put my boot in it, you tactless nuisance! Now come on. Let's get going.
(Judith looks at Byleth.)
Judith: Sorry, Professor, but I need to borrow the boy for a bit.
Claude: I suppose we'll have to finish our chat later. Sorry, Teach.
Claude: But don't you worry. I'll be back in time for our next mission. All right, Judith. Let's get going.
(Claude leaves, leaving Judith annoyed.)
Judith: It's Lady... Ah, I suppose you are the active leader for the time being. Fair enough, boy. Fair enough.
(Judith leaves as well.)

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, Claude and Gilbert are walking towards the Conand Tower.)
(As they look at the tower, Claude speaks to Byleth.)
Claude: Say, Teach. This must be the tower, don't you think? Even for a tower, it's, towering.

Choice 1 Choice 2
It's more like a fortress. It would prove difficult to attack.

Claude: It's a remnant of ancient wars... These thieves certainly found themselves a great place to nest.
Claude: I hear their leader, Miklan, is a former noble. It makes sense he would already know about this place.
(Gilbert joins the conversation.)
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.
Claude: Gilbert, isn't it? You hail from the Kingdom, right? No wonder you're so knowledgeable.
Claude: While we're chatting so amicably... Do you mind if I ask some questions?
Gilbert: I don't mind. If I can answer them, I will.
Claude: Have you ever seen the Lance of Ruin?
Gilbert: I have. A long time ago. It was an impressive, if not eerily ominous, weapon to behold.
Gilbert: According to Margrave Gautier, Miklan has used the lance to turn the tables on his pursuers.
Claude: Is that right? Then those without a Crest can use it as well... Interesting. As far as I knew, that wasn't possible.
Claude: And then we have the mythical Sword of the Creator, which can't be used by anyone except Teach, Crest or no Crest.
(Claude looks at Byleth.)
Claude: Maybe you're just that special, Teach. Or maybe there's something you're not telling us. Either way, I expect great things from you in this battle.

Battle: The Gautier Inheritance

Conrad Tower

Before Battle

Gilbert: The enemy is close by. We're almost to the top floor.
Claude: Phew, why did we have to climb so high before a battle? At least it's better than fighting in heavy rain.

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.

Claude: How awful... So the Heroes' Relics are hiding a terrible power within. I can't even tell friend from foe anymore. I feel for him, but...the best we can do now is finish this quickly.

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.
Claude: We defeated him, somehow... Let's grab the lance and return to the monastery.

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


(Byleth meets Claude at the library.)
Claude: Nice work, Teach. It's thanks to you that we successfully completed our mission. As for Miklan... I wonder if he really believed he could wield a Relic.

Choice 1 Choice 2
Hard to say. I doubt it.
Claude: I bet he just wanted to get his hands on it, even though he knew he couldn't use it. Claude: Agreed. He probably just wanted to get his hands on it, even though he knew it was futile.

Claude: Though I'm sure he wasn't counting on turning into a monster like that...
Claude: I wonder if that monster represents another aspect of the Heroes' Relics. What a strange and terrifying power.

Choice 1 Choice 2
I don't know. It seems so.

Tomas: Stories of misfortune have followed the Heroes' Relics since ancient times.
(The librarian had been near Byleth & Claude all along, and they're startled by his sudden appearance.)
Claude: Tomas! You've caught me by surprise. That's not easy to do. Though I suppose I should've expected to see our librarian in his library.
Tomas: I am sorry to intrude. I simply heard you speaking of the Heroes' Relics. I can tell you more about them, if you'd like.
Tomas: The story goes that Nemesis was corrupted by evil because of the Sword of the Creator. Other Heroes also lost themselves by continuing to use the Relics...transforming into Black Beasts with twisted souls.
Tomas: There used to be a great many records regarding the dark history of the Relics.
Claude: Used to be?
Tomas: They have been destroyed, across all of Fódlan. Stripped from their shelves, including those that resided at this very library.
Claude: You make it sound like the church is covering up the truth. But now that you mention it, Rhea was very specific about not wanting anyone to find out what happened at Conand Tower.
Claude: Hey Tomas... why are you telling us all this?
Tomas: It seemed like you were searching for answers about the Relics. What is a librarian if not a guide in the search for knowledge. And not only have you been searching, but you have been doing so through the night. I would suggest you stop before the knights notice.
Tomas: And that is enough meddling for today. Please excuse me.
(Tomas slowly leaves.)

Claude: So I've been found out, have I? I suppose I do spend more time at the library than most students. But I won't stop. I can't afford to.

What are you after?

Claude: Teach... You don't really expect me to tell you something so personal like that, do you?
Claude: Though, I wouldn't mind sharing if you were to tell me some of your secrets in exchange...

(Just then, someone else joins the conversation...)

Edelgard: I can't let this exchange pass without comment... If you're sharing secrets, perhaps I can share one as well?
Claude: Are you sure you could survive that? I'd say you're the least likely to share secrets out of everyone at the academy.
Edelgard: Heh heh, coming from you, I'll take that as a compliment. After all, you're easily the student with the most secrets.
Claude: I'm afraid you overestimate me. My secrets don't amount to much. But back to Teach...
Edelgard: Don't try to change the subject, Claude. We're talking about secrets. Yours.
Edelgard: Who is your father? And why did you appear so suddenly, as if from nowhere?
Edelgard: Duke Riegan's eldest son died in an accident. Having tragically lost another family members as well, he was without an heir. The Alliance would undoubtedly have been shaken if House Riegan had lost its position of leadership.
Edelgard: But then you showed up. Why did you return to House Riegan? What brought you to the monastery?

Choice 1 Choice 2
I would like to hear this as well. He doesn't have have to answer to you.
(Support points with Edelgard go up.) (Support points with Claude go up.)

If Byleth is Male If Byleth is Female

Claude: Oh boy. I'm trapped here. I have not choice but to surrender under your intimidating gazes.

Claude: My dream, in truth, is a selfless dream. But I require power to make it a reality.
Claude: When I learned about the power of my Crest, I knew I had a chance. So I'm chasing that dream. To the bitter end, if need be.
Claude: I came to this monastery because I thought I might find someone useful. Someone to help me on my path.
Claude: So, what do you think? If you promise to help me achieve my dream no matter what, I'll promise to tell you anything.
(Edelgard dissents.)
Edelgard: I have my own dream to tend to. I pray that yours does not interfere with mine.
(Claude then looks at Byleth.)
Claude: What about you, Teach?

Choice 1 Choice 2
If it's a noble dream... That may be difficult.
(Support points with Claude go up.) (Support points with Claude go down.)

Claude: I see. Well, now isn't the time to discuss this. You are still my Teach, after all.

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.)