The Path is Yours (A Fateful Decision in the Japanese Version) is Chapter 6 of Fire Emblem Fates.
With the death of Queen Mikoto, the barrier protecting Hoshido dissipates, allowing the Nohrian army to invade Hoshido. Although still grieving for their fallen mother, the Hoshidan siblings and the Avatar leave to the Plains of Hoshido where they encounter the Nohrian army. The Nohrian royal siblings were worried for the Avatar as they had disappeared after the battle at the Bottomless Canyon and are relieved to see them well. However, the Hoshidan royal family is not happy to see them acting friendly to the Avatar as it was King Garon who had kidnapped the Avatar in the first place. While Xander admits that they may not be family by blood, the Nohrian royal siblings still see the Avatar as their sibling.
Both families beckon for the Avatar to return to them, leaving them with a tough choice. Either remain with their blood siblings or return to their adoptive siblings. They can also try to find another way to avoid fighting both families.
This is the final chapter of the Prologue, but it is not a complete chapter per se as it only contains dialogue and no actual battle. Instead, this chapter serves as the branching point for the story of Fates as the player is forced to choose their route at the end of this mini-chapter.
Once this chapter has been reached once, subsequent playthroughs can skip all chapters prior to this one and start from the decision at the end.
The script for this chapter can be found here.
- In Japanese version, this chapter shares it's name with the prologue.
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