Base Conversations are optional pieces of dialogue in Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance and Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn that can viewed while at a Base, available through the "Info" sub-menu. Base conversations can only be viewed during the chapter they first appear, and can no longer be viewed if you return after leaving the base. Some conversations can only be viewed if a number of conditions are met.
All base conversations have a number of stars ranging from one to three. These stars inform you of the conversation's importance:
- Conversations with one star only serve to flesh out a character's personality, similar to Support conversations, though without the gameplay benefits.
- Conversations with two stars will offer you important strategic advice relevant to the following chapter's objectives.
- Conversations with three stars will result in the player acquiring some gameplay benefit. Usually, this takes the form of receiving a Weapon or Item, but it may occasionally result in recruiting a new character, or unlocking a Triangle Attack.