In order to get some information from the resistance forces about the bandits on the Western Isles, Roy and company moved west along the coastline. Along the way, they came across a small village caught in constant conflict between the resistance group and the landowner trying to get rid of them.
Chapter 10: Caught in the Middle
(Inside the castle)
Zinc: Have you not found that bard of the resistance force?
Soldier: We are still searching for him, my lord.
Soldier: It appears he has hidden himself in a village on the outskirts of the castle...
Zinc: The resistance group is just another band without that Elphin supporting them with his brains. I don't care what happens to the village, just find him!
Soldier: Yes, my lord.
Zinc: Ah, I apologize for keeping you waiting, my lady.
Melady: You seemed... busy.
Zinc: Oh no, we prioritize allying with Bern above all things. So if you need anything...
Melady: Then, as I asked earlier...
Zinc: Ah, the whereabouts of Princess Guinevere.
Melady: Do you have any information, Lord Zinc?
Zinc: I regret to say that I do not. You have already visited the capital at Djuto?
Zinc: Then I suggest you pay a visit to Bishop Oro. He resides in the castle, overlooking Mt Ebrakhm to the north. He knows this region better than any of us, so I would believe he'd have some ideas. However, if even he does not know where Princess Guinevere is, then I would think she is not on these islands.
Melady: I see. I will talk with Bishop Oro. Thank you for your time.
(At the Lycian Army's side)
Roy: The rebel group is supposed to be very active in these areas.
Merlinus: Yes, according to our sources. But I also understand that earlier this week, the resistance group was hunted down by Etruria's military. I heard that they were devastated.
Roy: ...The Etrurian government lets the bandits go and oppresses the resistance group who are trying to help the people. It doesn't look good...
Merlinus: No, it does not.
Roy: Could we do anything to help?
Merlinus: That would be difficult... We would be going against Etruria's nobility. I don't think that would be a good idea when we are working under Etruria's orders.
Roy: I'll send a messenger to General Cecilia and see what she has to say. We probably shouldn't do anything too risky right now, but...
(A soldier appears)
Soldier: Master Roy! Lord Zinc who controls this area is sending out troops to attack the villages to find a member of the resistance forces!
Merlinus: What! ...Should we?
Roy: We don't have time to wait for General Cecilia's reply... But I want to help the people. ...Even if it means going against Etruria's orders.
Merlinus: Master Roy...
Roy: Let's fight! So we can be proud when we return to Lycia!
(Turn 1 begins)
(After Turn 1, a wyvern knight leaves the castle and joins another who is waiting in the mountains)
Galle: Well, were you able to find out where Princess Guinevere is?
Melady: No. But I heard a bishop named Oro in charge of the mines in the north might know.
Galle: All right, then let's head north.
Melady: Galle...I'm sorry. King Zephiel wanted to keep the case on Princess Guinevere in secrecy, so he only assigned my group to look for her. I'm sorry I got you mixed up into this...
Galle: You shouldn't worry yourself over things like that.
Melady: But you're one of the captains working directly under General Murdock.
Galle: General Murdock has agreed to my helping you out. In fact, he wants me to find out the location of the princess and the Fire Emblem.
Melady: ...Do you think that Princess Guinevere has the Fire Emblem?
Galle: Well, that's what the royalty thinks. And I think they're correct, looking at the situation.
Galle: Come on, don't look like that... Probably, Princess Guinevere has a plan of some sort. Come, let's go.
(The two wyvern knights leave the map)
(Before Turn 2 properly begins, in one of the northwestern villages)
Elphin: ...Where...am I...?
Mary: Are you awake?
Elphin: ...What...happened... to me...
Mary: We found you yesterday lying at the entrance of the village, all bruised and blood-spattered. So we brought you home and treated your wounds.
Elphin: And you are...?
Mary: I'm Mary. I live here.
Elphin: ...Live here...? No! This village will be endangered if I stay here... Or maybe it's too late if it's already been one day...
Elphin: I am Elphin...one of the resistance group. The landowner is sure to send troops here to capture me.
Mary: The resistance group...
Elphin: Miss Mary, you should run from here. This village is in danger.
Mary: ...No, I will stay.
Mary: I have a younger brother. Right now he's gone out to look for work with his friend from next door. His friend asked me to take care of his younger sister while they're gone.
Elphin: I see... Then all I can do to protect this village is to leave. Thank you very much for healing my wounds. ...Please take care.
Mary: Yes, you take care too...
(After Turn 4, in the castle)
Zinc: What is the matter? Why is taking so long to find one resistance group member?!
Soldier: The Lycia Alliance Army! They are fighting to protect the villagers...
Zinc: The Alliance Army? They would go against Etruria?!
Soldier: We have gotten a message from Djuto. It says, "The Lycia Alliance Army is suspected to be working with the bandits. Capture them, or kill them, if necessary."
Zinc: Oh? Tied in with the bandits? How ironic! So they want to kill them to save their own skins...
Soldier: What, sir?
Zinc: This is not the mainland. Might makes right here.
Soldier: I'm not quite sure I understand...
Zinc: Don't worry about it then. Is that all they said from Djuto?
Soldier: No. Lord Arcard has provided us with reinforcements.
Soldier: They should be arriving soon.
Zinc: Damn! Even if we defeat the Lycia Alliance Army, we will not get all the credit if we are aided by reinforcements! We need to do this quickly.. Ah, of course! Get Scollan!
Soldier: Yes sir.
(Soldier leaves and Scollan enters)
Scollan: Yeah? What can I do for you, Master Zinc?
Zinc: I want you to burn down all the villages in this area. Kill the villagers as well.
Scollan: ...What if there's treasure?
Zinc: Do with it as you wish. Just hurry.
Scollan: Got it, Master Zinc. Hehehehe...
(After Turn 6, near the northern mountains, four bandits appear)
Scollan: Gonzalez! Where's Gonzalez!
Gonzalez: Here... I here...
Scollan: There's a village to the south. You got that!
Gonzalez: Get it.
Scollan: That might be a hidden base for the resistance forces. Master Zinc says to burn it down, village and all.
Gonzalez: Village and all...
Scollan: Right. Now git! A stupid hulk like you only comes in use at times like this. You better not screw up.
Gonzalez: I... I...
Scollan: You got a problem?
Scollan: Heh, he looks like hell, but has that damn kind heart. He shouldn't be scared of busting up one tiny village. You guys, you got that too?
Bandit: Sure thing, boss!
(After Turn 8, Klein, Thite and some soldiers appear from southwest)
Klein: So that's the Lycia Alliance Army...
Thite: They're supposed to be fighting against the bandits...
Klein: I know. But Lord Arcard says that they are fighting with the bandits to attack the villagers. Why are they doing the opposite of what they were told to do...
Klein: Thite, can you take your troops and attack from the north? I'll start attacking from here.
Thite: Yes sir.
Klein: Thite! Wait.
Klein: I see that you have some siblings.
Thite: Yes. I have two sisters; one older, one younger.
Klein: Are they all Pegasus Knights like yourself?
Thite: Yes. Why do you ask?
Klein: Well, actually, I have a younger sister myself...
Thite: She must be very beautiful if she is your sister.
Klein: Thank you. And yes, she is pretty. But I've heard she got tangled up in some mess and I don't know where she is now..
Thite: What? Oh my..
Klein: I've sent out some people to look but they haven't found her yet. If only I wasn't on this mission, I could go look myself..
Klein: Thite, take care of yourself. For your family's sake.
Thite: Yes, thank you.
Klein: All right, let's go.
Soldier: Sir, are you sure?
Klein: About what?
Soldier: Lord Arcard said to leave most of the fighting up to Ilia's Pegasus Knights so that we, the Etrurian army, suffer the least casualties.
Klein: Don't be ridiculous, they are trustworthy companions. We will attack at the same time... or even before them. Understood?
Soldier: Yes sir.
Klein: ...Still, Lord Arcard's story is strange.. The army from Lycia just got here. ...Would they get tied in with the bandits so quickly...?
(After Turn 9, in the castle)
Soldier: Lord Zinc, the reinforcements from Djuto should be arriving shortly.
Zinc: Damn! We're having enough trouble as it is... I don't need any reinforcements to take all the credit!
(After Turn 10, a squad of pegasus knights arrive from the mountains)
Thite: Are you ready? We are going to move southward!
Soldier: Captain... Are you sure we'll be all right?
Soldier: Perhaps the Etrurian army means to use us up front as disposables.
Thite: Who says that?
Soldier: One of our group members heard rumors like that in the Etrurian army.
Thite: If you take rumors seriously all the time, you won't be able to do anything.
Thite: Besides, if that were true, General Klein wouldn't approve of it.
Soldier: Do you really think so?
Thite: General Klein's not like that. I trust him.
Soldier: ...Alright. Then we'll trust him as well, for we trust you, Captain.
Thite: Thanks. Let's go!
(After conquering the castle)
(A green unit appears at the castle gates)
Merlinus: Master Roy, there is a young man here to see you. He says he is a member of the resistance force.
Roy: Let him pass.
Elphin: Ah, so you are Roy? Pleased to meet you, my name is Elphin. I am a member of the resistance forces here.
Roy: I am Roy of the Lycia Alliance Army.
Elphin: My thanks for saving our village here.
Roy: No, we simply did what we thought was right.
Elphin: But now you have rebelled against Etruria. Certainly you had thought of that before you took action?
Roy: Even so, we did what we felt was right. Although this is a sign of rebellion against Etruria, if the truth about these islands is made public, they will understand. I have sent a letter to a trustworthy member of the Etrurian nobility. If she takes the appropriate measures, I think we can tip the tables in our favor.
Elphin: I would not be so sure of that...
Roy: What do you mean?
Elphin: Did you ever think it strange that Etruria sent you in to rid off the bandits?
Roy: Actually yes... of course.
Elphin: This is merely my theory... But I believe that the ones who requested your help are Adviser Roartz and Lord Arcard.
Roy: ... How do you know that?
Elphin: Why did those two have to get your army off the mainland? Could there be some kind of problem if you had stayed in Lycia?
Roy: Oh... I never thought of it from that perspective...
Elphin: There are rumors... that Roartz and Arcard are actually tied in with Bern.
Roy: What!? Then Lycia would be in danger!
Merlinus: M-Master Roy!
Elphin: Your country could be in peril. Are you sure you want to be wasting your time on a little island like this?
Merlinus: He's right! If Bern wanted us to get away from Lycia so they could invade, then we must go back at once...
Roy: ... I'm not going back.
Merlinus: What!? Why!?
Roy: Right now, it's very difficult to judge what information is true and what is false. In times like this, the worst thing to do is to jump to information presented in front of you and taking action based on it. Sure, I'm worried about Lycia, but my father is there, and General Cecilia is also watching over Lycia. But only our army is on these islands.
Merlinus: That's true, but...
Roy: If we just leave without fully clearing out the bandits, then what we did so far would all be a lie...
Elphin: ...I see you are blessed with a wise leader.
Elphin: Master Roy, I am so sorry I tried you so.
Merlinus: Tried us!? So what you said was a lie!?
Elphin: I have not lied. But I did present the rumor in such a way that you would easily jump onto it. But Master Roy kept his head. I feel that I would like to join an individual like you. Master Roy, please count me among your ranks.
Roy: ...I don't like the idea that you were testing us, but if you're willing to help, then we'll welcome you.
Roy: Yes, please fight alongside us. Well then, back to business. What can we do to help the people on these isles?
Elphin: Head south... towards Caledonia.
Elphin: Castle Idina is located there, where the people being sent to Mt. Ebrakhm are kept.
Roy: All right, then let's save those people first!
Elphin: Master Roy, please take this sword.
Roy: What is this?
Elphin: It is a sword called the Wyrmslayer. I hear it was created during the Scouring to use against Dragons.
Roy: Wyrmslayer? This isn't a Divine Weapon?
Elphin: No. The Divine Weapons can only be used by those who have skill equal to the Eight Heroes. But this weapon should be usable by people of this army as well.
(If all houses were visited)
Mary: Are you this army's leader?
Mary: I wanted to thank you for protecting our village.
Roy: No... I just did what I thought was right.
Mary: Please take this as a token of our gratitude.
(Hero Crest received!)
(If all of Klein's soldiers survived)
Soldier: General Klein, we will stay here and restructure the area, as you directed us.
Soldier: We wish we could fight alongside you. Oh, and here, here is the arrow that you had us keep. I will give it back to you. Farewell, and good luck, General Klein.
Klein: Thank you.
(Orion's Bolt received!)
(If all of Thite's soldiers survived)
Soldier: Captain! We will return to Ilia to make our report.
Soldier: Oh, and this... Your sister gave it to me before we left. Please be careful...
Thito: Thank you. You be careful too.
(Elysian Whip received!)
Lilina and GonzalezEdit
Lilina: Excuse me!
Gonzalez: What are you! I'm an enemy!
Lilina: I'm sorry... But you had such a sad look in your eyes.
Gonzalez: ... There is village near mountain. You know?
Lilina: Yes, I know.
Gonzalez: Let the people escape. I take order, I destroy village. So...
Lilina: What? Don't! The people living in the village are innocent...
Gonzalez: No. I can't disobey order.
Lilina: Can't you leave the people who give you orders like that?
Lilina: I know! You should fight alongside us! We're protecting the villagers.
Gonzalez: ... No... I'm a monster... I can't be with other people... People throw stones... They say 'go away' to me... I'm a monster... Not human...
Lilina: No! Of course you're a human! You're also a kind hearted human. I can tell. Come with us. Don't be afraid.
Gonzalez: Me afraid? I'm not afraid! Everyone afraid of me. I'm not afraid!
Lilina: No. You are afraid. You're scared that people will throw stones at you, and they'll tell you to go away again.
Lilina: It's okay. The people in our army are nice people. They won't be mean to you. Come on... be brave. That ought to be the first step to live positively...
Roy and KleinEdit
Roy: Wait! Aren't you an Etrurian general? Why are you attacking us!?
Klein: I have specific orders from Lord Arcard to kill you.
Roy: He ordered you? Can't you see what's happening here? The people here are suffering from their landlord's abusive treatment! And you're helping him? You should be ashamed!
Klein: ...Wait. Did you say that you're helping the villagers?
Roy: Yes. The marquess here is ransacking the villages, saying he's searching for rebels. We're fighting to stop him. But you seem to be siding with him, so...
Klein: I have no such intention. I heard that you were the ones working with the bandits to do evil.
Roy: What!? Why would we be working with the bandits? We just want things cleaned up here so we can get back to Lycia!
Klein: ...Such mockery.
Klein: Lord Arcard is underestimating me. I am not dull enough not to notice who the real villains are.
Roy: ... Do you understand now?
Klein: I am Klein of the Reglay family of Etruria. Forgive us for attacking you.
Roy: ! Yes! I am General Roy of the Lycia Alliance Army.
Klein: General Roy, I would advise you to be cautious. Since you have turned your back on Lord Arcard, he would be sure to gather all of his henchmen on these isles in every attempt to kill you.
Roy: I see...
Klein: If you would allow it, I would like to join you.
Klein: Yes. I wish to monitor your actions as an Etrurian general. I should prove useful as both a fighter and a diplomat.
Roy: Thank you.
Clarine and KleinEdit
Klein: Clarine? You were safe? Thank goodness...
Clarine: I'm sorry I left without telling you. But I wanted to see you so badly!
Klein: The things you would do... Well, you're safe, and that's what matters. ...And what brings you out here? Did you find someone trustworthy to hire?
Clarine: No, I joined the Lycia Alliance Army and am fighting alongside them.
Klein: The Lycia Alliance Army?!
Clarine: Yes! My healing staves have been very useful!
Klein: ... I see. I thought your eyes looked... sharper.
Clarine: I'm now a lady, I am.
Klein: ...Let me ask you this. What kind of individual is General Roy?
Clarine: Hmm... He lacks a little finesse for a noble... I especially think he has to take care of his hair a little more..
Klein: ...Let me rephrase the question. Is General Roy working with the bandits and attacking the people here?
Clarine: No, of course not! We are here to defeat the bandits!
Klein: I see...
Clarine: The Etrurians here are evil and malicious people... It is so embarrassing. Klein... Are you working for them?
Klein: No. At least not now, after I heard your story.
Klein: I was sent here to protect the villagers. To fulfill my mission, I hereby join the Lycia Alliance Army.
Klein: Then let's go, shall we? Will you introduce me to General Roy?
Clarine: Of course! I love you, Klein.
Shanna and ThiteEdit
(Before recruiting Klein)
Shanna: B-Big Sister!
Shanna: What are you doing here?
Thite: ...I have a contract with General Klein of Etruria. Shanna... Are you with the Alliance Army?
Thite: I see... Then there's only thing to do. Draw your spear!
Shanna:' No, General Klein said he would join us! We don't have to fight!
Thite: What? Really?
Thite: ...All right. I'll join you as well.
Shanna: Thanks, big sister!
(Thite and her soldiers become NPCs)
(After recruiting Klein)
Klein and ThiteEdit
Thite: General Klein! What is the matter?
Klein: I've made up my mind. We are going to fight alongside General Roy in the Lycia Alliance Army.
Thite: Understood, sir. Then we will, as well.
Klein: Aren't you going to ask why?
Thite: We are mercenaries. We follow our employer's every order. Besides...
Thite: I trust that you would not make the wrong judgments.
Klein: Thank you, Thite.
Wade and MaryEdit
Wade: Sis! It's good to see you.
Mary: You've returned?
Wade: Well not really... We just came here on a mission...
Mary: ...You're not going to come back anymore?
Wade: No! That's not the case! ... But I'm not ready to return yet. Just wait, I'll come back with lots of money so we can live an easier life.
Mary: I don't care about that... I just want you to be safe.
Mary: I know it's pointless to tell you to be careful with that personality of yours... but just remember that there are people worried for you. Okay?
Mary: Here, take this.
Wade: What's this?
Mary: It's a special weapon. I treated the wounds of a traveler a while back, and he left it in return. You can use it, can't you?
Wade: Thanks, sis! I'll be going.
Mary: Be careful...
Wade and MyuEdit
Myu: It's Wade!
Wade: Hey, Myu, how have you been doing? ...Come on, can't you at least say 'big brother Ward' instead of just Wade?
Myu: But... Wade is Wade.
Wade: Ah, never mind. You look like you've been okay.
Wade: ... Anyway, it's dangerous here. Go hide in the hills or something.
Wade: Sis is still here, right? She'll take you.
Myu: Yeah, big sister Mary's here too.
Wade: You call sis 'big sister' and me just 'Wade', huh?
Myu: Oh. Here.
Wade: What's this? A feather?
Myu: It makes you like a bird!
Wade: Like a bird? What's that supposed to mean?
Myu: Like a bird is like a bird.
Wade: ??? Uh, anyway, you're giving this to me?
Myu: No. It's for my big brother Lot.
Wade: Even he's not just 'Lot'...
Myu: Hahaha... I'll go see Mary. Here's the feather. Give it to Lot, okay, big brother Wade?
Wade: She sure can change her tune quickly... Woah be careful! Don't trip...
Lot and MaryEdit
Mary: Lot! You've returned?
Lot: No... We just stopped by on a mission.
Mary: Oh... Myu will be sad.
Lot: Ever since mother died, I've been making you take care of Myu. I'm sorry.
Mary: No... don't be...
Lot: Someday I'll return. ...Can I leave Myu to you until then?
Mary: ...Can you promise?
Lot: ... Yes.
Mary: Don't lie... You're going to war. There's no saying you'll return.
Mary: But I'll be waiting. Without false hope...
Lot: I'm sorry.
Mary: Oh, take this.
Mary: It's a magic weapon that will help you keep your promise.
Lot: Thank you, I appreciate it. Well then... I must be off.
Mary: Be careful...
Lot and MyuEdit
Myu: Big brother! You're home!
Lot: Myu! Have you been good?
Myu: Yes! I was good! I didn't even wet my bed!
Lot: Good girl.
Myu: Lot... While you were away, Mom...
Lot: Yeah, I know... She went to a faraway place...
Myu: Here... Mom left it for you. She said you'll find a use for it.
Myu: Big brother... You won't leave, right? You won't go to a faraway place without me like Mom...
Lot: Of course not! I'll come back here with lots of presents for you. So listen to what Mary says and be a good girl, all right?
Lot: Anyway, hide in the hills with Mary. It's dangerous here.
Myu: Yes sir... Lot?
Myu: You promised! You won't go to a faraway place, right?
Lot: I hope I can keep that promise...
(Before battling him)
Zinc: The people are suffering...? Fools. What is it to me? Their purpose is to die in my service. I couldn't care less about the wails of those worthless animals.
(After defeating him)
Zinc: This is my land.. Mine only... No one... shall...
Houses and villagesEdit
House: "I wonder how Mary is doing... Her brother and his friends are all out there trying to make money. It's too dangerous to go outside now... Can you go check on her? Here, I'll give you this, so... (Barrier received!)
House: "Ah, our heroes! I wish you thanks on the villages' behalf. This is a scale from a real Dragon. They say it protects you with a magical barrier when you use it. Please take it." (Dragonshield received!)
- If visited by anyone else than Lot or Wade:
Myu: Big brother? ...Oh. I'm sorry... (Elixir received!)
- If visited by Lot or Wade:
- If visited by anyone else than Wade or Lot:
Mary: Have you seen my brother? His name is Wade, and he's a mercenary... Have you at least heard of him? (Door Key received!)
- If visited by Wade or Lot:
House: "A few months ago, my granddaughter went missing. The villagers searched the mountains for her, and when they found her, she was with a huge monster of a man. We threw stones at him and drove him off... But my granddaughter told me that he found her crying and led her to the village. ...If you see that man, would you give him this? It's a special axe that's effective against swords. And... tell him I'm sorry." (Swordreaver received!)
Man: Dammit! Just because those rebel idiots are raising hell, we ordinary people have to deal with the consequences. What... You know what happens if we go against our landlord. We just want to lead a normal life.
Character vising the house: ......
Man: Hey... W-Wait. I can't do anything... but take this... (Orion's Bolt received!)
House: "...We rebels suffered a humiliating defeat here. Here, take this. I'm going to look for other survivors. As long as we can find our leader, we still have hope."