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Valley of Torment/Script (Silver Snow)

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Silver Snow
Pegasus Moon

Valley of Torment

Opening Narration FETH Crest of Flames banner.png

Cg fe16 pegasus moon mural part 2.png
Having repelled the Imperial vanguard, the resistance army, in desperate need of troops, seeks help from Judith, head of House Daphnel - the governing body in the northwestern regions of Alliance territory.
— Chapter 15 opening narration

Event - Rhea's Whereabouts

Date: 2/1
Holy Mausoleum
Daytime

(Seteth and Flayn are seen talking about something inside the Mausoleum. Then Byleth arrives.)
Seteth: Ah, it's you.
Flayn: We were just talking about Rhea...
Seteth: We have searched for five long years but have not found a trace of her. It is possible that she is sleeping somewhere...
Just as you were sleeping all those years.

Choice 1 Choice 2
Is that what you think? Perhaps.
Seteth: That is my current theory, yes. (Support points with Flayn go up.)
Flayn: Do you think so? I truly hope that is the case.

Seteth: We have moved against the Empire with the intent of defeating them, but have not given up hope of recovering Rhea. If she is alive, we will find her. Rhea is like family to us...and to you, as well. Please, lend me your strength...
(Byleth nods in agreement.)

Event - Seeking Reinforcements

Date: 2/2
Entrance Hall
Daytime

Seteth: The messenger we sent to Daphnel returned with a reply. Please, read it at once.
(Byleth takes Seteth's letter and reads it. The letter is narrated with Judith's voice.)

I understand your situation. I will help you with whatever strength I have to spare. But there is a problem. Openly marshaling soldiers within my territory could provoke other members of the Alliance. Therefore, I will secretly gather troops in Ailell, the Valley of Torment. Will your group be able to receive the soldiers in this location? From there, it should be safe to return to the monastery by following the border between the Alliance and the Kingdom.
— Judith
Ailell, the Valley of Torment...

Seteth: Ailell is a deep valley located on the border of the Kingdom and the Alliance. People stay far away. There, we can meet without anyone finding out. It is decided. Make plans to meet up with our reinforcements at once.
(The scene quickly changes and focuses on what seems to be a Church Soldier sneakily hearing the conversation...?)
Church Soldier: Ailell, the Valley of Torment...

Exploration: Valley of Torment

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

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Narration - Ambush at Ailell

In response to the resistance army's plea, Judith has agreed to provide soldiers. To meet up with the reinforcements, the resistance army sets up for Ailell, the Valley of Torment. Unbeknownst to them, something else awaits them there...
— Introduction to Ambush at Ailell

Event - Valley of Torment

Date: 2/28
Ailell, Valley of Torment
Daytime

(The resistance army waits for Judith's arrival.)
Linhardt: I'm overheated and have changed my mind. I'd like to return to my cozy bed now.

If Rumored Nuptials wasn't completed...

Bernadetta: Who knew somewhere so hot existed in Fódlan. I wonder if it's OK to walk everywhere...
Ferdinand: Just use the superior emotional fortitude of nobility. And, well...be very careful.

Regardless...

Seteth: It is said that this land was born of the goddess's wrath. There was an immense battle here long ago. To end it, she set the entire valley aflame. Of course, there is no record of this. Some theorize this was done by another and then blamed on the goddess...
Petra: My head is being defeated by this heat. I think I am seeing visions... There, within the mountains... A shadow...
(An army can be seen far away amidst the blazing flames of the valley.)

Cg fe16 imperial army.png

Caspar: That's just the— Whoa. I see it too.
Seteth: It appears to be a military force...but in a different location than the one we agreed to.

Choice 1 Choice 2
It's an enemy raid. They might be allies.
Seteth: They are dressed like Kingdom soldiers... They fooled us! (Support points with Seteth go down.)
Seteth: Hold a moment... They are dressed like Kingdom soldiers! Is this an ambush?

Shamir: Damn. I thought we had disposed of all the spies.
Catherine: They carry the flag of House Rowe... They've joined the Empire, then. To think they'd travel all this way.
Seteth: Are you ready to confront them, Professor?

Choice 1 Choice 2
I'm worried about Judith. We must break through.
Seteth: As am I. We have no reason to believe she was intercepted en route, but we must act quickly.
Let us take them down and locate Judith's army!
Seteth: Yes, we must defeat them quickly and locate Judith's army.

Seteth: They have chosen the Valley of Torment for this battle, and so we shall send them to the flames of eternity!

Battle: Ambush at Ailell

Before Battle

Gwendal: The Valley of Torment... Perhaps a good place to finish off my life as a knight. Only if that puny force of children is able to kill me, of course...

Seteth: That lion banner—it seems Gwendal is the one leading the troops of House Rowe. He is an experienced general, renowned throughout Faerghus. Let us hold nothing back.

Player Phase 1

Seteth: This is Ailell, the Valley of Torment. Expect this smoke and fire to assail us at every turn. Touching the flames of torment will get you worse than a scorching. Proceed carefully.

Enemy Phase 1

Gwendal: The Crest of Flames? Ha! Quite full of themselves, aren't they?

Ashe: Just as I thought—the professor's army. But it's too late to back out now. In Lonato's place, I have to do my duty.

Enemy Reinforcements Appear

Kingdom Solider: Here we go! Attack them from both sides!

Judith Enters the Map

(Judith enters the map from the top along with two Armored Knights.)
Judith: Oh, old Gwendal is here. And he doesn't look to be an ally...
Gwendal: Oh, the Hero of Daphnel is here! I'll expect more from her than the young ones...

Defeat Conditions Change
All of your units fall in battle or Judith is Defeated. (Casual Mode)/ Byleth or Judith falls in battle (Classic Mode)

Gwendal's Lance? (unused)

Gwendal: You little ones fight decently. But can you deflect my lance?

Ally - Judith

If Talked with Byleth:

You... No, let's leave the pleasantries for later. First, I want you to take this. It's nothing important, but it may prove useful.
— If Judith is talked with Byleth
An Energy Drop is added to Byleth's inventory.

Judith Falls:

Guh, it looks like I'm done for. Claude... I'm sorry...
— If Judith falls in battle

Sub Boss - Ashe

Vs Anyone:

Forgive me... But as Lonato's son, I have a duty!
— Ashe Vs Anyone

Vs Byleth:

I don't want to fight you, Professor... But this is how it has to be. There's no turning back.
— Ashe Vs Byleth

Vs. Yuri:

Yuri: Do you truly intend to forfeit your life for House Rowe? There's still time to change your mind.
Ashe: I finally understand Lonato. He knew the price of standing for his beliefs...and he paid it gladly. I will do the same.
Yuri: I like you- don't be an idiot. Or maybe I'll just have to smack some sense into you.

— Ashe Vs Yuri

Death Quote:

Ashe doesn't use it when defeated by Byleth if he was recruited in Part I
I know this is it, but... I don't want to die...
— Ashe's Death Quote

If Ashe is chosen to be Spared:

You...you want to spare me? Why? I'll...I'll do it. I'll join your side. Let me fight for you.
— If Ashe's Spared after being defeated by Byleth

Boss - Gwendal

Vs. Anyone:

Does a whelp like you really expect to kill me? I am Gwendal, the Gray Lion, a knight by the hand of Count Rowe! Do your worst!
— Gwendal Vs Anyone

Vs. Yuri:

Gwendal: So. You've chosen to turn your blade against the count. Heh. Never thought I'd see the day, mongrel.
Yuri: And yet you are seeing it, aren't you? Say what you will. I know your true feelings for me. Sure, you watched my back by order of the count. But you cared too. You were the only one who treated me as an equal.
Gwendal: That is all in the past. This is no time for misplaced sentimentality. I must do what I came here to do.

— Gwendal Vs Yuri

Death Quote:

Ah, so I have found a place to die... Young ones... I thank you...
— Gwendal's Death Quote

Gwendal has Fallen

Seteth: That was quite a predicament. But now we can see to the objective we had in mind.

Event - Joining Forces

Judith: To think we'd get into a scrap here of all places. We're lucky we all made it out alive.

Choice 1 Choice 2
I'm sorry for involving you in this. I see why they call you a hero.
Judith: Don't worry about it. In this day and age, it's a miracle I've been unscathed this long. Judith: Well, that's ancient history.

Judith: So you're that professor everyone talks about. You're just as Claude described.

Choice 1 Choice 2
Claude? That professor everyone talks about?
Judith: You used to teach at the Officers Academy five years back, right? I guess you didn't teach Claude, though.

Judith: He asked me to help you because you seemed trustworthy.
Seteth: Claude of the Alliance? How did he learn of our plans? We can't underestimate someone like him... There is a reason they call him the Master Tactician. But I suppose we are both fighting against the Empire now. The enemy of our enemy is our ally.
Judith: That's right. I have a letter from him as well.
(Judith gives Claude's letter to Byleth)
Judith: It's up to you to decide how to use it.
Seteth: That is yours, Professor. Please tell me what it says when you see fit.
Judith: OK, let's wrap up this hand-off of soldiers. Not that I suspect you of anything, but... I must warn you that these are very important soldiers for my territory. Don't treat them like expendable equipment.
(Byleth nods in agreement.)
Judith: Oh. By the way, I have some important information. A witness saw Lady Rhea being dragged off by the Imperial Army after the battle five years ago.
Alois: Are you sure your source is reliable?
Judith: One of my own saw it happen. I'm certain.
Alois: It seems we chose wisely when decided to fight against the Empire.
Seteth: Thank you for the information. We will rescue her at all costs.

Event - War Council: Pegasus Moon

Meeting Room
Daytime

(Sometime later...)
Seteth: Now that we have reinforcements, it is time to advance against the Empire. And yet, we do not have enough troops to face our enemy's main army head-on. We have no choice but to use our small numbers wisely by taking over key locations as we blaze our way to the Imperial capital.

Choice 1 Choice 2
It's an easy win.
(Byleth shows confidence)
(Support points with Seteth go down.)
It will be a fierce fight.
(Byleth shows worry)
Seteth: Do not indulge in being overly optimistic. It would be our ruin. Seteth: Yes, it will. We must brace ourselves.

Seteth: As you know, the Oghma Mountains lie south of Garreg Mach, towards the Empire. In order to enter Empire territory, we must travel around those mountains. There are two possible routes––through the Kingdom to the west, and through the Alliance to the east.

Choice 1 Choice 2
Let's go west. Let's go east.
Seteth: The western half of the Kingdom is under the Empire's control. It may be too dangerous to pass through there. I suggest we take the eastern route, for safety. Seteth: Yes, that makes sense.

Seteth: There are lords in the Alliance who support the Empire, but they are, at least, not completely under their control. Furthermore, you hold a key to the Empire within your grasp.

Choice 1 Choice 2 Choice 3
Claude's letter? The Sword of the Creator? My charm?
Seteth: Yes, precisely. Seteth: Not quite. I am reffering to the letter from Claude. Seteth: This is no time for tomfoolery. I am reffering to the letter from Claude.

(Byleth takes out Claude's letter and quickly begins to read it. The letter is narrated with Claude's own voice.)

Hey there, Teach. It's been a while, hasn't it? I never dared to imagine you might still be alive. Wonders never cease! I don't know exactly why, but I feel that I can trust you. So I'm going to do just that. To that end, I propose an exchange.
You're intending to invade the Empire. That much is clear. And that means your only option is to pass through the east. You'll have to cross the Airmid River, which runs along the border between the Empire and the Alliance. That means you'll need to gain control of the Great Bridge of Myrddin, the one closest to Garreg Mach. It just so happens that my family, House Riegan, is in conflict with House Gloucester right now. It would be easy enough for us to eliminate them, but I would prefer that we settle things without it coming to that.
Do you see where I'm going with this? We'll act as a distraction and draw House Gloucester away from there. That will allow you to cross through their territory and take the Great Bridge of Myrddin. After you take the bridge from the Imperial army, House Gloucester won't be able to receive their aid. You'll get to cross Myrddin without any trouble, and I'll be able to maintain stability in the Alliance.
Not a bad deal, eh? I hope to hear from you soon. Be well, Teach.

— Claude

Seteth: The Master Tactician, indeed. Somehow he is already aware of our plan. The conditions are not bad... All is he says it is. If we take the Great Bridge of Myrddin, and House Gloucester bows down to House Riegan... The route from the monastery to the Empire will be much safer for our forces.

Note
The story will only progress if Byleth chooses Choice 1. Otherwise, the Dialogue Option will repeat ad infinitum.
Choice 1 Choice 2
Let's do it. I'm suspicious.
Seteth: It seems you are decided. We will send our answer at once. Seteth: I am afraid we have no choice, considering the circumstances...