After finding Avatar in the fields and stopping a raid on a nearby village by Plegian brigands, and later on overcoming the new Risen attack, Chrom and the Shepherds lead Avatar to Ylisstol to introduce him to Exalt Emmeryn. After introductions, the Shepherds left Ylisstol to go seek to acquire help from Regna Ferox to help dealing with Plegia's brigands and the Risen that began to emerge more and more.
After acquiring help from Regna Ferox, Chrom and the Shepherds returned to Ylisstol, only to hear tragic news of a village being attacked and Maribelle being kidnapped. This forced Exalt to seek parley with Gangrel, the Mad-King of Plegia that sought war wth Ylisse as part of a plan to conquer the whole continent.
As negotiations fell and war was upon them, the Shepherds rallied back to Ylisstol, where they made preparations for the incoming war. While there, "Marth" had secretly entered the castle in a hole that was made years ago by Chrom, where Marth warned Chrom and Avatar that Emmeryn is to be killed as foreseen in the future. To prove that it was true, Marth killed an assassin that had infiltrated the castle to assassinate Chrom, though there was a second assassin lurking that attacked and broke Marth's mask, revealing Marth to be a woman, before Chrom killed that assassin himself. Learning that there were assassins in the castle, Chrom immediately went to go stop the impending assassination of Emmeryn, which was met with success, as they defeated Validar.
Afterwards, Chrom insisted that Emmeryn leave Ylisstol to be in another castle so that she would be safe, since Emmeryn refuses to leave her people's side. However, the plan goes awry when the Hierarch, a man that once supported Emmeryn when she first become Exalt, betrayed them for Plegia in a cowardly attempt to survive, though this would be his downfall. With Plegia aware of Emmeryn's movement, Emmeryn returns to Ylisstol, where Gangrel, who led his army himself, invaded the capital and captured Emmeryn and had her set to be executed.
After the failed rescue attempt of Emmeryn, which led her to make a sacrifice to try and make the people of Plegia to see the senselessness of the war. This in turn made her a martyr in Plegia and thus caused a mass desertion of Gangrel's army. As Chrom later faces Gangrel and the remnants of his army one last time, Chrom defeats Gangrel, presumedly killing the Mad-King, which liberated Ylisstol and ending the war with Plegia.
With the war reaching its conclusion, Chrom returns to Ylisstol, where he takes the role of the Exalt, though had not yet assumed the title. Along with that, he gets married and soon has a daughter named Lucina.
Alternate Timeline Edit
In Lucina's ruined future, the assassination attempt in Ylisstol is a success, where Emmeryn is killed and Chrom is gravely injured, which would lead to a chain of events that would result in Grima being resurrected and the world facing certain doom. Ylisstol becomes one of the remaining areas in the world that had not fallen into Grima's control, and continued to fight against the Fell Dragon's might.
Lucina soon had the other children of her father's companions to locate the Fire Emblem and the 5 Gemstones from Plegia, where they succeed, though at some point, Inigo's group somehow loses one of the two Gemstones they retrieved, where Lucina only succeeds in performing a partial Awakening in Mount Prism, and summoning Naga to learn of a way to return to the past to prevent Grima's resurrection.
After returning to Ylisstol where Lucina's friends, who have become divided in 3 for their decision to return to the past, where they are either with going to the past, against it, or undecided. As the group argues to the point of severing ties, a large earthquake occurs, and a large hoard of Risen are released and launch a massive assault on Ylisstol. Though the children fight valiantly along with the other soldiers in Ylisstol, hope is lost when Grima himself appears. The attack resulted in Ylisstol being in flames and everyone but the children escaping with their lives. Ylisstol's destruction ultimately secured Grima's victory over Ylisse, and possibly the world at that point, as soon his influence began to affect even Mount Prism.
As revealed in Hidden Truths, Anankos used his powers to restore the alternate timeline world that the children came from, thus Ylisstol is one of the places that was restored, and would also house graves for all the people that had perished in Grima's attacks.
The Future PastEdit
Tiki meets Lucina, saddened to report that Mount Prism has fallen to the Risen. Tiki is alarmed that Lucina has sent her friends out to search for the Gemstone and figures that Lucina wants to perform the Awakening Ceremony to end Grima. Knowing that only Exalted blood can perform the rite, Lucina is saddened by the fact that she cannot assist them or else risk their only chance of saving the world. Tiki offers to stay in Ylisse to help protect Lucina, but she senses an ill-presence and quickly pushes Lucina away, only for her to be stabbed by a mysterious figure, leaving her gravely wounded. Lucina tries to attack the hooded figure, but they escape. Lucina tries to go off and grab a stave to save Tiki's life. However, she tells her to save the stave for others who need it. Lucina says that she didn’t have to take the blow meant for her. Tiki, however, tells her that she finally understands what it’s like to give her life for others and will now be able to join her long departed friends. With her dying breath she entrusts Lucina with the task of bringing the peace that Marth fought for. Lucina stands above Ylisstol as Severa, Laurent, and Gerome return with Vert and the Fire Emblem, but Grima appears and taunts Lucina. Lucina prepares to fight Grima, but he casts a spell, severely weakening the four children. However, before Grima can deal the final blow, Chrom and his army warp in, ready to put an end to Grima.
After weakening Grima enough, the Grima-possessed Avatar regains enough control over their body and warps Chrom and his army out of their world, sending them back to Naga. The Avatar pleads with the last bit of their strength to finish them off, but cannot fight off the control of Grima much longer and is consumed by Grima's will. Grima goads Lucina that their future is still doomed, however Cynthia, Noire, Kjelle, and Nah arrive with Argent and Sable. Inigo, Owain, Brady, and Yarne arrive next with Azure and Gules. With the Five Gemstones and the Fire Emblem, Lucina is ready to perform the Awakening. Grima reveals that the Divine Dragon has been dead for ages, rendering the Awakening ritual impossible. Tiki then appears and tells Lucina to begin the ritual. Due to Mount Prism falling to Risen, the rite can be performed in Ylisstol, as Tiki's body lays in Ylisstol, making it the holiest place in the realm. Lucina performs the rite and is recognized by Tiki, giving her the power to defeat Grima once and for all. Grima prepares to stop Lucina at all costs, however he is unable to do so because the Avatar, deep inside, is using all of their willpower to keep Grima at bay. Lucina deals the final blow and Grima dies. The Avatar thanks Lucina for ending all the suffering they've caused. With the Fell Dragon's destruction finally at an end, the 12 children celebrate their victory.
Known people from YlisstolEdit
- Emmeryn (Exalt)
- Chrom (Prince)
- Lissa (Princess)
- Frederick (Knight)
- Lucina (Princess from the Future)
- When comparing the world map of Awakening with the world map of the original Archanea Series titles, Ylisstol is fittingly located roughly in the same location as Pales, the capital of Archanea.