Study in Crimson

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Study in Crimson
Forging Bonds Study in Crimson.png
Event Characters Rath: Wolf of Sacae Leila: Rose amid Fangs Nils: Bright Bard Fiora: Airborne Warrior
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Previous:
Beyond Blood
Next:
Harmony amid Chaos

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Rewards[edit]

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10Rath Wolf of Sacae Face FC.webp Rath's C Conversation10Leila Rose amid Fangs Face FC.webp Leila's C Conversation10Nils Bright Bard Face FC.webp Nils's C Conversation10Fiora Airborne Warrior Face FC.webp Fiora's C Conversation
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250 50 1,500250 50 1,500250 50 1,500250 50 1,500
300Rath Wolf of Sacae Face FC.webp Rath's B Conversation300Leila Rose amid Fangs Face FC.webp Leila's B Conversation300Nils Bright Bard Face FC.webp Nils's B Conversation300Fiora Airborne Warrior Face FC.webp Fiora's B Conversation
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3,250 3003,250 3003,250 3003,250 300
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Special conversations[edit]

Study in Crimson[edit]

Study in Crimson - Opening[edit]

English
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Anna
Hmm, what should I call this next
venture? How about...Sharp Weapon
Operators Reporting for Duty? Nah...

Leila
...
A whole week of this already. This
investigation's going nowhere.

Nils
Hi there, Leila! What are you up to,
creeping around over here? Oh! Is it
a game of hide-and-seek?

Leila
Shh! Keep your voice down!
This is not a game. It's an
intelligence-gathering operation.
Shoo!

Nils
Um, what?

Fiora
I hope you have some good news.
My efforts have yielded nothing.

Rath
Same. The most obvious leads have
all gone cold, though that's probably
not a surprise.
I have managed to meet up with
some of Elibe's most well-known
figures, at least.

Leila
It's as Lord Hector suspected.
There's nothing to report.
Still, I can't shake the feeling that
something isn't right. That we're
missing something.

Nils
So, um... Care to explain why you're
spying on Commander Anna?

Leila
Ugh... Fine—but listen closely, and
keep this strictly between us.
We think there's more to Commander
Anna than meets the eye. We've been
tasked with finding out the truth.

Nils
The truth about Commander Anna?
What does that even mean? And why
does it sound so ominous?
Japanese
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アンナ
……

レイラ
……
調査をはじめて1週間…
今日も目立った動きはなし…か。

ニルス
あれ…? レイラさん
こんなところでなにをやってるの?
もしかして…かくれんぼかなにか?

レイラ
……!
しーっ、静かにっ!
今は仕事中…
そう、諜報活動中なの。

ニルス
ちょうほう…かつどう?

フィオーラ
なにか動きはあった?
こっちはなにも、有用な情報は
手に入らなかったわ。

ラス
こちらも同じだ。
めぼしい手がかりは得られなかった。
ただ、やはりエレブ大陸以外…
いや、いくつもの異なる世界で
よく似た人物は目撃されている。

レイラ
ヘクトル様の言うとおり…か。
今のところ怪しい動きはないけど…
やはり、なにか裏がありそうな
予感がするわね…

ニルス
え、えっと、レイラさん…
アンナ隊長を見張ってたみたいだけど
いったいなにを調べているの?

レイラ
……
ニルス、ここだけの話よ。
私たちはね、ある筋から依頼されて
アンナ隊長の…正体を探っているの。

ニルス
え!?
アンナ隊長の正体…?
そ、それって…!?

Study in Crimson - C[edit]

English
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Leila
My lord, could you please explain
what you mean by Commander
Anna's "true identity"?

Hector
Since my arrival in Askr, I have fought
at Commander Anna's side countless
times. She is above reproach.
However, there are certain things
about her that simply don't add up.

Leila
Could you elaborate?

Hector
Before I came here, I distinctly recall
meeting someone at a port in Elibe
who bore a striking resemblance.
She could not have been exactly the
same person, of course... But it was
too uncanny to be mere chance.

Leila
A strange coincidence.

Hector
There's more. According to Matthew,
the girl I saw is part of a merchant
guild called Anna & Company.
And this guild is somehow capable of
doing business in many worlds, apart
from our own.
The idea of other worlds was absurd
to us at the time, obviously. We had
not yet learned of the Dragon's Gate.
But if this merchant guild really can
move between worlds, then it is an
organization worth tracking.

Leila
Agreed. We should get one step
ahead of them, if at all possible.

Hector
It pains me to mistrust my allies, but
I do not want to harbor doubts
forever...or risk being blindsided.
Matthew has agreed to keep an eye
on her outside the castle walls.
I would ask you to do so within them.

Leila
Yes, my lord. I will report anything
suspicious directly to you. But I will
require a team...

Fiora
Suspicions about Commander Anna?
I am familiar with reconnaissance
work, but this is...

Leila
Maybe this will cover your expenses?
And your expertise?

Fiora
That will do nicely, yes. I do not wish
to sow doubt among the troops, but...
I will see this through.

Leila
Your eyes and ears were honed on
the plains of Sacae, Rath. We could
really use our help.

Rath
No. Ask someone else.

Leila
Didn't a diviner, at the time of your
birth, foresee a dark flame that
would consume everything?

Rath
Yes, and it is my obligation to prevent
that outcome. What of it?

Leila
Oh, nothing. It's just that...well, the
commander's hair is red, isn't it?
Bright red, like a flame...
And her company, which is full of
fiery-haired merchants, is moving
between worlds...buying up goods...

Rath
I'll do it.

Nils
So that's the idea, is it?
Lord Hector and his friends are the
ones who proved to me the value
of humans, so...count me in.

Leila
Thank you, Nils.

Nils
Let's get started right away, shall we?
I'd like to get to the bottom of this
quickly. I don't like not being able
to trust the commander.
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Study in Crimson - B[edit]

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Leila
I went ahead and asked Itsuki and
Tsubasa about the commander, since
their world is so different from ours.
They said they saw someone who
looked similar, but who was dressed
to fit in with their world.
They said she worked in a local
"Hee Ho Mart," whatever that is.

Nils
Edelgard said the commander looks
a lot like someone who runs a shop
at Garreg Mach Monastery.

Leila
More lookalikes involved in trade...
It cannot be coincidence.
Anna & Company must be involved.

Fiora
The Heroes of Ylisse saw someone
too, though they tell a slightly
different tale.
They say a woman who looks like the
commander fought on the battlefield
and was known for her tricky moves.

Rath
Heroes from Hoshido and Nohr have
told me she reminds them of the
gatekeeper between their worlds.

Leila
I don't get it. Is Anna & Company
more than just a merchant guild?
Or is this just their...security?

Nils
The more answers we find, the more
questions follow.

Rath
What's for sure is that we've been
watching the commander for a week
and she's done nothing suspicious.

Fiora
Indeed. On the contrary, she's shown
nothing but the utmost dedication to
the Order of Heroes and its cause.

Nils
Something obviously doesn't add up,
but there isn't any evidence to prove
she's up to no good.

Rath
We've wasted enough time. Let's just
ask her directly.

Fiora
Agreed. Covert action has gotten us
nowhere. If we want to know the
truth, we must go to the source.

Nils
Good point. Let's just ask her. She's
probably the only one who can shed
light on this mystery.

Leila
Guess there's no other choice.
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Study in Crimson - A[edit]

English
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Anna
You're accusing Anna & Company of
war profiteering across worlds?!
I can't believe what I'm hearing!
This is ridiculous. We're not taking
advantage of the fighting—we're
working to put a stop to it!

Nils
We'd all be happy to hear your
explanation, Commander Anna. No
one here thinks you're a bad person.

Anna
The other Annas and I may operate
in different worlds, but we're all
working toward the same goal.
Our mission is to aid the Heroes and
to bring peace and prosperity to all!

Leila
That does explain why the Heroes we
spoke to all had someone who looked
like you helping them in their worlds.

Anna
As for me, I was born right here in
Askr, and when I came of age, I got
my invitation to join the company.

Rath
So you're amassing a fortune for the
shared benefit of all Askr.
Anna
Um, yes. That's, uh... That's what
I said. Yup.

Fiora
Commander, you could at least try
to sound sincere when you say that.

Leila
There's something I still don't quite
understand. Why does everyone in
Anna & Company look the same?

Anna
I've got to be honest. I have no idea.
I've always thought of them as my
sisters, though. I feel like we're too
similar not to be flesh and blood.

Nils
Well, I'm relieved to hear that the
company is legitimate. Please accept
our apologies, Commander.

Leila
Yes, please. I think I speak for us all
when I say that we regret we ever
doubted you.

Anna
Don't worry. I know you had good
intentions. And, honestly, I get it.
No hard feelings at all.

Leila
Good to hear. By the way, we did
learn something in our investigation
that may be of interest to you.
Lord Hector said that the Anna he
encountered had a boyfriend named
Jake. Maybe you know the name?
Anna
Alas, I don't. I've been waiting for a
Mr. Wallet—I mean a Mr. Right for
a while now, though. Jake, you say...
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Rath: Wolf of Sacae[edit]

Rath: Wolf of Sacae - C[edit]

English
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Rath
...

Alfonse
What is Rath up to at this hour? It's
dangerous outside the castle walls.
Wild beasts have been prominent in
the area of late. I should make sure
he is safe.

Alfonse
Strange. I was quite sure he went
this way...
Ah! A light, down by the water!
Must be his bonfire...
Hello, Rath. I've been looking for you.

Rath
Prince Alfonse.

Alfonse
Forgive the intrusion, but I must ask...
What exactly are you doing here?

Rath
Taking time away from people.
Nature makes for better company.
Helps me clear my head.
Without time alone now and again,
I would lose my mind.

Alfonse
I see. In that case, consider me
doubly apologetic for intruding.
Take care, and good night.

Rath
Good night.
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ラス

Rath: Wolf of Sacae - B[edit]

English
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Alfonse
Rath, please allow me to apologize
once more for interrupting your
time alone the other night.

Rath
No trouble. You were courteous.
You carried yourself with the purpose
and goodness worthy of Father Sky.

Alfonse
You said that if you did not take the time
away to commune with nature, you
would lose your mind.
Is there any way for us to improve
the castle grounds so that this is no
longer the case for you?

Rath
The castle already lacks for nothing.
That is both its bounty and its curse.

Alfonse
I'm afraid I don't understand.

Rath
Food, shelter, entertainment... Those
who live in the castle have all they
could possibly want.
Safe behind high walls, guarded by
tall watchtowers, they sleep soundly
in their soft beds.
But in the haze of safety they have
lost sight of something valuable.

Alfonse
You are suggesting comfort has made
us complacent.

Rath
Come by the water's edge tonight.
If Father Sky wills it, your eyes will be
opened to the truth.

Alfonse
The haze of safety...
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Rath: Wolf of Sacae - A[edit]

English
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Alfonse
Here we are, Rath. The water's edge.
What happens now?
I see rippling water, some scattered
trees, a few birds...and little else.
Is there something I am missing?

Rath
Do not only look ahead of you.
You do enough of that already.
Take a deep breath, and look up.

Alfonse
Ah! The stars... There are so many.
I'd forgotten how bright the night sky
can be.

Rath
Your castle's walls are thick. They
protect you from the elements, and
from your enemies.
But while you shield yourselves from
rain and arrows, you hide what shines
down on you always from above.

Alfonse
You said Father Sky would open my
eyes, and you were not exaggerating.
It is a beautiful sight. We have indeed
forgotten something valuable.

Rath
The Kutolah remember. We always
keep an eye up toward Father Sky.
I find as much solace in the stars here
in Askr as I did on the Sacae plains.

Alfonse
Thank you for this. I understand now.

Rath
Good. Tell me, Prince Alfonse, how
long ago was it that you last
remembered these stars?

Alfonse
To my chagrin, I...cannot recall.
Japanese
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ラス

Rath: Wolf of Sacae - S[edit]

English
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Alfonse
Thank you again for taking me
stargazing, Rath. The experience
was enlightening.

Rath
What did you learn?

Alfonse
Here in Askr, we are in a continual
state of fending off one crisis or
preparing for the next.
The constant danger affords us scant
few opportunities for introspection.
But if all we do is fret over what
may befall us next, we lose sight of
the very beauty we fight to protect.

Rath
Must be difficult, leading a kingdom
through peril after peril.
Harder still to be the backbone of
the Order of Heroes.

Alfonse
We have become accustomed to
focusing on survival, one day at
a time... But that focus is too narrow.
With so much thought given over to
survival, precious little is left for
actually living.

Rath
Would you say your eyes have been
opened, then?

Alfonse
They have, yes. I now see that, in
order to truly live, I must once in a
while take a deep breath and look up.

Rath
The stars are not always kind.
Sometimes they cast long shadows,
and even foretell disaster.
But so long as their light shines down
to illuminate your path, no darkness
can ever bind you.

Alfonse
Wise words.

Rath
I have to say... You have more
self-awareness than most.
That's a gift from Father Sky. Nurture
it, and it will serve you well.

Alfonse
Thank you, Rath. I hope I may
continue to rely on you for wisdom.

Rath
May Mother Earth bless you and be
my witness, Prince Alfonse.
So long as you walk in the light of
Father Sky, I will be here for you.
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ラス

Leila: Rose amid Fangs[edit]

Leila: Rose amid Fangs - C[edit]

English
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Leila
Been a while, Matthew. How have
you been?

Matthew
Leila? I'm... I've been...
I guess I've been speechless, mostly.
But the young master is as reckless
as ever. Keeps my mind off...things.
Leila, I...always hoped I'd be able to
see you again in this world. Now that
it's happened, I...

Leila
Hey, relax—it's only me. Why do you
look like you've seen a ghost?

Matthew
Ghost? Haha—no, no, of course not.
You're right. No ghosts here at all.
So you've, ah, been briefed by the
Order of Heroes, then, I take it?
On the state of Askr, I mean.

Leila
I have. It's impressive, how much
they've achieved while dealing with
such hardship.

Matthew
It is indeed. And it would all fall apart
in a second if they let their guard
down even for a moment.

Leila
The innocent civilians are in more
danger than they know. They'd be
first to fall.

Matthew
Spies like us never want for work
in any time or place, do we?
Of course, we can only treat the
symptoms. The disease rages on.

Leila
That may be, but I'm keen to do
my part nevertheless.
Since we're both here, we may as
well work together, right? Must have
been tough on your own until now.

Matthew
Yes... Yes, it was. I'd like that.
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レイラ

Leila: Rose amid Fangs - B[edit]

English
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Kaze
Mirror my movements. Control your
muscles—a great deal is in the legs.
Good. This is how a ninja moves.

Matthew
I am beginning understand how
you are so quiet. This technique will
prove useful in my line of work.

Leila
Hello, Matthew. Getting some training
in, I see. Who's this?

Matthew
Leila! Allow me to introduce you to
Kaze, a ninja of Hoshido.

Kaze
Another servant to House Ostia, yes?
Matthew speaks well of you. It is a
pleasure to make your acquaintance.

Leila
The pleasure is mine, Kaze. But this is
a surprise, Matthew. I didn't expect
to see you training with a partner.
Spies usually keep to themselves.

Matthew
True, but studying Kaze's skills has
been useful and intriguing so far.
Maybe he'd be so kind as to give you
a...demonstration? Kaze? Where did
you go?

Kaze
Behind you.

Leila
Ha! You had him talking to a tree
stump. Clever trick. Maybe you can
show me a thing or two as well.

Kaze
Kagero would make a suitable teacher
for you.
She is versed in the skills of the
kunoichi. I will put in a word for
you.

Leila
Much appreciated. I see the appeal.
If we Heroes share our tricks of the
trade with each other, we'll be that
much more effective, right, Matthew?

Matthew
Hm? Sorry? Oh, yeah... Of course.

Leila
Are you all right? Ever since I arrived,
you've seemed a little off.

Matthew
No, no. I'm fine.
It certainly couldn't hurt for you to...
pick up any techniques you can.
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レイラ

Leila: Rose amid Fangs - A[edit]

English
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Leila
Out with it already, Matthew. You've
been acting strangely for a reason.
What is it?

Matthew
Acting strangely? I am sorry, Leila,
but I haven't the faintest idea what
you mean. I am the same as ever!

Leila
I'm not stupid, Matthew. I can tell
when something is bothering you.
Whatever it is, just say it.

Matthew
Ugh...

Leila
If you won't tell me, then I'll guess.
You've been acting especially weird
ever since I met Kaze.
You're worried about me learning
from Kagero. Which means you're
worried about me working as a spy.
You want to protect me from the
dangers of the trade. You think
I should quit.
How close to the mark?

Matthew
Deadly accurate, as always.
While we are often away from the
front lines, our work is no less
dangerous than a soldier's.
Askr's enemies are as mysterious to
us as they are deadly. Ignorance on
our part could easily get us killed.

Leila
I'm aware.

Matthew
I'd like you to take on the duty of
protecting the young master. That
would keep you safe within the walls.
That is why I asked Kaze for help...
So I can take on the more dangerous
tasks without risking your safety.

Leila
You're an idiot, Matthew.
Did you really think I would stand
for that?!

Matthew
Please, Leila... I can't bear...

Leila
Do you think of me as some kind of
damsel in distress?!
I'm not going to hide away while
you're out there risking your life!
That's why you tried to hide this from
me! You knew I'd never have the
cowardice to agree to it!
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レイラ

Leila: Rose amid Fangs - S[edit]

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Matthew
Ha... Haha... Oh, Leila...
I should have expected you to say
something like that... Ha ha!

Leila
Are you actually trying to pass that
grimace off as a smile?

Matthew
Come on! This has all been a hilarious
joke. You've fallen for the wiles I've
developed as an actor!
Since I fooled you so easily, you can
see I've got nothing to worry about
when it comes to going undercover.

Leila
Really. That's how you want to play
this. Are you sure?

Matthew
Of course! I know you're tempted to
save face, but don't be ashamed you
fell for my act. I know it was perfect.

Leila
Whatever. I give up. Just stop.

Matthew
Look... I know I'm not a perfect spy,
all right?
You made your point. I can't do it all
on my own. I need someone I can
rely on, so...
Would you still consider working with
me again? As partners?

Leila
That's been my intention all along,
Matthew. It's why I was summoned
here in the first place.

Matthew
Good. I...was serious about not
wanting you to get hurt, though.

Leila
Oh? Were you? I'd never have
guessed. Please, do go on.

Matthew
I will, uh...later. I just remembered,
the young master has a job for me.
Gotta go, Leila. See you around!

Leila
As slippery as ever, Matthew. If only
you were as good an actor as you
are a sprinter...
You have to know I couldn't bear the
thought of staying safe in the castle
while you work behind enemy lines...
That's just not going to happen.
When we leave this life, we'll do
it together. Someday...
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レイラ

Nils: Bright Bard[edit]

Nils: Bright Bard - C[edit]

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Nils
I can hardly believe my eyes... Ninian!
I'm so glad to see you. You're...
You're looking well!

Ninian
You too, Nils! In fact, I daresay you
look like you've grown in the time
since I saw you last.

Nils
You think so? I don't know... It's been
a while in human years, but for a
dragon it'd be a drop in the bucket.

Ninian
I don't mean physically! You have a
more mature air about you than you
did before.

Sharena
What a delightful pair of siblings you
two make. Alfonse and I could stand
to benefit from your example!

Nils
We've spent a lot of time together.
We started out in a world beyond
Elibe, away from all the strife there.
When we could stay away no more,
we returned and lived a long while
as wandering entertainers.

Sharena
What an interesting life! is that how
you learned to dance, Ninian?

Ninian
You could say that, yes.
I'm excited you get to meet Miss
Sharena and the Order of Heroes,
Nils. They are all incredibly kind.

Nils
You know, I have gotten that feeling
ever since I arrived in Askr.

Ninian
Then when I say that it is my desire
to protect them with everything I
have, you will understand.

Nils
I think so, yeah. And if that's how you
feel... I'd be remiss if I didn't join in,
wouldn't I?

Ninian
It means so much to me to hear you
say that! I'm so happy we're reunited.
Let us never be parted again!

Nils
Yeah, never... Never again...
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Sharena
Hello, Nils! Hard at practice, I see!
I hope you don't mind if I eavesdrop
awhile. Your skill with the flute is
really stunning.

Nils
Thank you, Princess Sharena. Since
you're here, can I ask you something?
When Askr achieves its goal of peace,
what will become of its Heroes? Will
we return to our worlds, or not?
Sharena
Oh, wow. Asking the hard questions!
Alfonse would be the one to know,
if anyone.
He mentioned a few theories on that
to me once. One of them did involve
the Heroes returning to their worlds.

Nils
I thought as much...
Sharena
Why do you ask?
You know, if this theoretical stuff is
of interest to you, I'm sure Alfonse
would love the chance to talk it over.

Nils
No, my interest isn't...academic.
Thank you, though.

Ninian
Nils? You look troubled. What's on
your mind?

Nils
There's...something I need to ask of
you, Ninian.
If Askr wins its peace, if the Heroes
are returned to the worlds from
which they came...
Please, no matter what happens,
please don't involve yourself in the
struggles of humanity.

Ninian
What are you talking about? Where is
this coming from, all of a sudden?

Nils
I know it's selfish of me to ask. It's
unfair to you...and to Lord Eliwood.
But I wouldn't ask without a reason.
Please, sister. Come away with me
instead. I'll take you someplace safe
and quiet. It'll be for the best.

Ninian
Nils, I...
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Ninian
Why is it so important to you that I
not involve myself in humanity's
struggles, Nils?

Nils
That's...not an easy thing to...

Ninian
Something happened to the Ninian
in your world, didn't it?

Nils
I wasn't able to save you.
Her, I mean...
You're still alive here with me, and
I want us to stay this way.
I won't let you meet the same fate
she did. Not when I can stop it.

Ninian
I know you mean well, Nils.
You may not be the brother I grew up
with, but you're every bit as kind.
To know that kindness is so essential
to who my brother is... That truly
warms my heart.

Nils
I just want you to be happy, Ninian.
No matter where you are, or which
world you're from.
I hope you understand that.

Ninian
I do. But as to your request... I am
afraid I must refuse.

Nils
You can't mean that! I know you love
Lord Eliwood, but I'm telling you his
world will kill you if you stay in it!

Ninian
I understand that. And the Ninian in
your world did too.
I'm an oracle, Nils. Knowledge of
what was to come would not have
escaped me. You know that.

Nils
Even so...

Ninian
She made an informed choice. She
knew what the cost would be, and
she was willing to pay it.
If it comes to that for me as well,
then I will do the same.

Nils
Ninian...
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Nils
I don't understand.

Roy
What I mean is that there's not much
point to following a path unless you
believe in it.
You have your path, and your loved
ones have theirs. Trust yourself, and
trust them. That's the way forward.

Nils
I hadn't thought of it that way.
You know... You're a lot like your
father. You have Lord Eliwood's
forthright charm. His earnest eyes.

Roy
I'll take that as a compliment.

Nils
You should, because you have very
successfully persuaded me. I will
follow your advice.

Sharena
That's great to hear, Nils! I'm so glad
you've got some closure on this.
Now you can focus on the future!

Nils
Thank you, Princess Sharena.
That's exactly what I plan to do.
I'll follow my path, just like Ninian
follows hers.

Sharena
I can see the change in you already,
Nils. You're much more determined.

Nils
I don't know about that, but every
journey begins with a single step.
I'm ready to set out, at least.

Roy
Anytime you stumble, we'll be there
to help. Don't forget that.

Nils
Ninian... you followed your heart until
the very end. The least I can do is
honor your example...
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Fiora
Hello, Princess Fjorm. May I speak
with you?

Fjorm
Of course, Fiora. What's the matter?

Fiora
Perhaps it's not my place to say, but
I have made some...observations.
About you.
Specifically, I've observed that your
skirt is quite...revealing.
Fjorm
Revealing? You think so? I hadn't
even considered...

Fiora
It may not be too much for you,
personally, but it is unbecoming
of a military commander.

Fjorm
How could my skirt possibly be
relevant to my...command?

Fiora
The Order of Heroes has an image.
The troops need to know they can
take their leader seriously.

Fjorm
That's...true enough...

Fiora
Others among our forces, like the
dancers, can dress to their taste
and mood, but you are royalty.
Now that I think of it, there are others
among the nobility I may need to
speak to about this as well.

Fjorm
Um, right...

Fiora
This MUST be corrected! Think of...
Think of the example it sets for my
younger sisters!
Ah... Forgive me, Princess. Perhaps
I've gotten a little carried away.
I will take my leave now. Farewell.

Fjorm
Fiora's quite a...serious person.
Even so, I wonder whether she may
have a point...
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Fiora
Princess Fjorm, may I have another
moment of your time?

Fjorm
Oh, Fiora. I...suppose there's no harm
in that...

Fiora
What are your feelings regarding
interpersonal relationships among
our Heroes?
Do you think these relationships can
affect their performance in battle?

Fjorm
Yes, of course. Friendship and trust
help them fight more effectively.
It's nice that everyone gets along...

Fiora
I agree that trust is essential among
soldiers on the battlefield.
But when it goes beyond friendship...
When it becomes...romantic...
There is a problem of dual loyalty.
Fjorm
Um, Fiora... You don't need to stand
so close... I can hear you just fine...

Fiora
Apologies. I've gotten carried away
again. My point stands, however.
Love affairs between Heroes only
court tragedy at the expense of
the mission at hand.

Fjorm
I think that...probably depends on
the couple, doesn't it?

Fiora
No, Princess Fjorm. Love is absolute.
When your love is in danger, you'll do
anything—anything!—to save them.

Fjorm
I suppose you may have a...point?
Fiora, you're breathing in my face...

Fiora
Apologies. But you can see the need
for stricter regulation on romantic
partnerships, can you not?
We must take steps to make sure that
those who have...feelings for one
another remain...separated.
Yes, we must make absolutely certain
no one attempts a reckless, romantic
rescue in the heat of battle!
Princess Fjorm, will you join me in
scouring this castle for the slightest
sign of illicit romance?!
Fjorm
What?!
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Fjorm
So, um... How exactly do we...scour
this castle for any sign of illicit
romance, as you put it?

Fiora
Simple. We search for pairs of people
who are getting too friendly with one
another, and we break them up.
I have a big, loud whistle that's sure
to do the trick. Let's start with those
two, right there!

Shigure
Askr's art never ceases to amaze.
There is such soul, such depth of
feeling in these images...

Libra
I feel the same way. Artists in Ylisse
are talented as well, but we have
nothing approaching this...verve.

Fiora
Do you see this brazen intimacy?!
It's enough to make you jealous!
I mean furious! We must intervene!
??? Hold it right there! I've been waiting
AGES to witness this perfect pairing!
Don't you DARE interrupt!
Fjorm
This day was already weird...but now
there appears to be a talking barrel...
??? This is the juiciest, steamiest moment
and I won't have you ruin it! Back off!

Fiora
This is what we came here to ruin.
A romance this beautiful cannot
be permitted to exist!
Fjorm
Please don't argue with the talking
barrel... You're only encouraging it...
??? I will not be deprived of the love
of these MASCULINE DELIGHTS!

Fjorm
Honestly, I think Shigure and Libra
are just having a deep conversation
about art...

Fiora
Truly? Well, in that case, I rescind
my objection.
Wait a second—no! Art is one of the
most romantic conversation topics
in existence! This cannot stand!

Fjorm
I think you're too late, Fiora. They're
already gone. And the talking barrel
seems to have disappeared as well...

Fiora
Then it seems we're all alone here,
doesn't it? Well...
Well—we cannot allow such disarray
to plague the Order of Heroes! Come
along, Princess! We have work to do!
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Fjorm
I can't help but notice, Fiora, that
after all these trips around the castle,
you haven't blown that whistle once.

Fiora
Indeed. Before I interrupt, I wish to
be certain. It wouldn't do to mistake
a pair of siblings for a couple...

Fjorm
That is true. We must also remember
that the Heroes come from a wide
variety of worlds and cultures.
It is difficult to judge the nature of a
relationship by appearances alone.

Fiora
Perhaps you have a point...
All the same, I...

Fjorm
Fiora... Love is perfectly natural.
And it can be one of the most
wonderful things in the world.
Don't you think it's a bit harsh to
try to forbid it entirely?

Fiora
You think it's...wonderful?

Fjorm
Of course! And it can be empowering
to be in love with someone, both on
and off the battlefield.
Look at Lord Pent and Lady Louise,
for instance. They are much stronger
fighting side by side.

Fiora
Yes, I...suppose that's so.
Perhaps I have simply been too
focused on imposing regulations.

Fjorm
Have you begun to reconsider then?

Fiora
Thanks to you, Princess Fjorm...
Yes, I believe I have.

Fiora
Incidentally... If you'll indulge my
curiosity... You seem quite confident
about the empowering nature of love.
Do you have much...experience
in the matter?
Is there, perhaps, someone who has
caught your eye? Someone you are
developing feelings for as we speak?
Fjorm
What? N-no! I was just...speaking in
broad terms, that's all. My heart is...
not yet ready to give itself away...

Fjorm
In any event, it was very nice talking
with you, and I'm glad you've finally
come around, so, um... Farewell!
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Heath: Wandering Knight

In other languages[edit]

Language Name
Japanese 紅き一族の陰謀
German Studie in Rot
Spanish (Europe) Complot carmesí
Spanish (Latin America) Complot carmesí
French Complot carmin
Italian Congiura cremisi
Traditional Chinese (Taiwan) 深紅一族的陰謀
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