Lord Erik, Marquess of Laus, had been working with Bern against his allies of Lycia. This gave Roy further shock. Lycia, where Roy had grown up in, was no longer a safe place to be either. Heading for Ostia, Roy decided to move through the mountains, where people seldom want to avoid unnecessary trouble.
Chapter 5: The Emblem of Fire
(At the castle)
Bandit: Boss! Our guys that went down to the village just got back.
Dory: All right, then let's go on our usual visit down to the village and gather up all the loot.
Bandit: Yeah, but boss, something's different today. There's an army stationed real close to us! They look like Lycia's troops.
Dory: Lycia! Then that ain't a problem... They gotta be the remainders of the army that got their ass kicked by Bern. Then we can best them.
Bandit: Oh yeah, boss!
Boss: Well, we still gotta take our precautions. Maybe we can rake up some loot from them too! All right boys, let's take'em on!
(On the Lycia Army's side)
Merlinus: A villager is here to see you, Master Roy. Hey, you, wait just a second...
Villager: Oh! Are you Roy, from the Pherae family?
Roy: Yes. How may I help you?
Villager: Sir! We wish for you to defeat the bandits here!
Villager: There's a pack of bandits that have made their base in an old castle near the cliffs.
Roy: Where are the castle guards?
Villager: They fled once they heard that Lycia lost to Bern... We villagers were left behind. We spend our days in fear of bandit attacks.
Villager: We have no one else to ask. Please help us!
Merlinus: Master Roy, we must keep up our pace towards Ostia...
Roy: Yes, I know. But we just can't ignore people in need of help!
Merlinus: Master Roy!?
Villager: You will help us?! Thank you! Please make use of the gate. It will take you right next to the castle.
Villager: Then I will go and make arrangements for the gate to be opened.
(The villager goes off)
Roy: Merlinus! We're going to the castle to drive off the bandits!
Merlinus: Sigh... So full of energy when you're young.
(Before Turn 3 properly begins, in the northern village)
Jodel: Thank you, Dorothy. Please tell Saul as well.
Dorothy: Yes, Bishop Jodel.
Dorothy: But where did Father Saul go? How am I suppposed to guard him if he keeps disappearing?
(Screen goes to Saul and a girl)
Girl: Er... Father Saul, thank you for your offer, but maybe not today..
Saul: Come now, please don't be so cold. We can sit comfortably tonight and you can listen to my preaching...
Dorothy: There you are! Father Saul!
Saul: Oops. Dorothy...
Girl: Well then, good day.
(The girl leaves)
Saul: Please wait! ... tsk tsk... Now look at what you've done, Dorothy. She fled because you advanced upon us with such a scary look on your face.
Dorothy: This is the face I was born with! Father Saul, you were hitting on another girl.
Saul: You make it sound so evil! I was simply offering a helping hand to those poor souls in need.
Dorothy: Why does that have to be tonight?
Saul: ... Well, putting that aside... Did you not have something to tell me?
Dorothy: Oh, right. The Lycia Alliance Army is supposed to be somewhere around here.
Saul: What! Princess Guinevere is still with them, is she not?
Dorothy: Yes, if the reports from the Elimine Church are accurate.
Saul: Let's hurry! We must go and join that army.
Saul: What is the matter, Dorothy?
Dorothy: You want to join because Princess Guinevere is sooo beautiful, right?
Saul: Don't be ridiculous... Come now, we must hurry.
Dorothy: Yes sir!
(Dorothy and Saul leave the village)
(After retaking the castle)
Merlinus: Master Roy! Some priest from the Elimine Church is here looking for you... and Princess Guinevere!
Roy: He knew that Princess Guinevere was with us?
Merlinus: Yes. I wonder how.
Roy: ... I don't know either. Anyway, I'll go talk to him by myself.
Guinevere: Roy, I will be fine. I also wish to meet this priest.
Guinevere: The relationship between my brother and the Elimine Church has been becoming bitter lately. I do not believe that the Church would be hostile to us.
Roy: I see. Well then, Merlinus, let the priest pass.
(Merlinus lets Saul enter)
Saul: Master Roy, it is a pleasure to meet you at last. I am Saul, a priest of the Elimine Church.
Roy: Nice to meet you.
Saul: And also... Oh! You must be Princess Guinevere! You are so beautiful, as the rumors tell!
Saul: Ahem... Your Highness, I wish to know the location of the Fire Emblem. You have it with you, do you not?
Guinevere: !! How did you know that?
Saul: The Head Church in Bern informed us that the Fire Emblem had mysteriously disappeared from the Temple of Seals. They also informed me that you left at exactly the same time.
Saul: I was sent by the Church to confirm the truth. Why did you take the Fire Emblem?
Guinevere: ... I wished to stop my brother.
Saul: Your brother... Zephiel, the king of Bern.
Saul: Do you know what the Fire Emblem is used for?
Guinevere: ... The Fire Emblem is a key that awakens the sword that was used to slay the mighty Dragons in the past. Or, that was what my father told me. But I am unsure about how exactly the Fire Emblem or the sword work. However, the possibility of the Fire Emblem falling into enemy hands seemed to worry my brother... a lot.
Saul: So you took the Fire Emblem, hoping that to make your brother believe it fell into enemy hands so that he would stop his conquest?
Guinevere: Yes... but war broke out anyway.
Saul: As a representative of the Elimine Church, I wish to ask you this: What do you plan to do from here?
Guinevere: ... Must I answer at this moment?
Saul: Ah, so Your Highness has a plan.
Guinevere: Yes. I have not given up hope of settling this war without bloodshed.
Saul: I see. In that case, allow me to accompany your journey.
Guinevere: If Roy accepts.
Roy: I have no objection.
Guinevere: I apologize, Roy. I seem to be such a burden on you...
Roy: No, not at all, princess. I hope there is still a way to end this war peacefully.
Guinevere: ... Yes, I hope so as well.
(Before battling him)
Dory: No one yet has ever stayed standing after takin' one of my blows! You over there, you wanna try?
(After defeating him)
Dory: Gah...! No... I don't wanna... die yet...
Villages and housesEdit
Village: "Hold on, you. Why don't you take this spear with you? I think at some point a really powerful Armor Knight used it. Just a rumor, but he bested many soldiers with this lance!" (Gant's Lance received!)
House: "Remember to always capture a fort, so no enemies come out!"
House: "When the northeast castle of Araphen was taken... I was there. The Dragon Knights of Bern were terrifying... A dragon engulfed the entire Lycian army... Oh Elimine, please tell me it was a dream..."
House: "This whole area is like the bandits' garden. They know about fighting in the mountains, and they can cross them just fine. Oh, how scary..."