Notre Sagesse, the "land of philosophers", is an island nation located in the southern sea between Hoshido and Nohr. It is the home of the Rainbow Sage, who resides within the Sevenfold Sanctuary atop Mount Sagesse. Throughout history, many have come to Notre Sagesse to gain the Rainbow Sage's blessing of great power, though only four have survived the ordeal: the first was King Sumeragi, the second King Garon, the third a little-known old knight, and the fourth Prince Xander.
During the Nohr-Hoshido conflict, Notre Sagesse remained neutral, though King Garon planned to conquer it eventually.
After learning from Leo that Xander had traveled to Notre Sagesse and gained great power from the Rainbow Sage there, Leo gives the Avatar a warp tome strong enough to teleport them to Notre Sagesse and back. In a town below Mount Sagesse, they meet an old man who directs them to the Sevenfold Sanctuary, but warns that few who seek out the Sage survive meeting him as they must fight through the Sanctuary's seven floors first. The Avatar resolves to attempt the test despite the danger.
Upon defeating the last of the Sevenfold Sanctuary's illusory warriors, the Avatar enters the final door, only to return to the town at the bottom of the mountain where the old man waits. He reveals himself as the Rainbow Sage, explaining that the divine power he "gave" those who passed his test was not something he could bestow, but merely the added strength gained from surviving the Sanctuary's gauntlet. He reveals to them the secret power of the sword Yato. He asks Takumi for his Fujin Yumi and performs the Seal of Flames ritual, handing back the Avatar the Noble Yato and Takumi his bow. As a parting gift, he hands the Avatar a hand-drawn map with directions to an underground tunnel that leads directly to the Nohrian capital of Windmire from the Demon's Fall.
King Garon orders the Avatar to conquer Notre Sagesse for Nohr and destroy the Hoshidan army reportedly stationed there. Xander suggests that they should seek out the Rainbow Sage to obtain his gift of divine power, revealing that he and Garon have both done so already. The Avatar's party travels to Notre Sagesse via the Nohrian port of Dia, and are surprised to find no sign of a Hoshidan force. They learn from a local resident that the Hoshidans, under Hinoka's command, have forcibly placed the Rainbow Sage under their protection and occupy the Sevenfold Sanctuary.
The Nohrian forces climb Mount Sagesse and defeats the Hoshidans, managing to avoid killing or seriously injuring any of them as they ordered. The Avatar meets the Rainbow Sage, who explains that they has already gained the "divine power" by weathering the battle through the Sanctuary and becoming stronger. The Sage also reveals the secret power of Yato. He asks for Leo to bring his Brynhildr and performs the Seal of Flames ritual, handing the Avatar back the Grim Yato and Leo his tome.
As the Avatar prepares to depart, however, Iago magically projects himself to convey King Garon's latest order: the Avatar must kill the Rainbow Sage to deny his power to Hoshido. They protest, as Ryoma had already gained the Sage's power, but Iago warns that defying an order from the king would be treason. The Sage protects them by allowing himself to die, insisting that it was his time; as an ancient dragon he was prone to succumb to madness and inflict great destruction on the world should he linger further. With Notre Sagesse secure under Nohrian occupation, the Avatar's party returns to Nohr.
Known people from Notre SagesseEdit
Notre Sagesse literally means Our Wisdom in French.