Preface[edit | edit source]
The story begins with Anna summoning the Summoner. She greets them, but briefly stops and wonders if she summoned the real Great Hero as they don't seem the type. As she starts to explain the situation to the Summoner, they are attacked by an Emblian soldier and are forced to fight. After a brief combat encounter, she introduces herself as Anna, commander of the Order of Heroes. She explains that they are currently in a realm where heroes can be summoned from other worlds. The Emblian Empire enslaves those heroes, while the Askran Kingdom fights for their freedom. In desperation she performed a summoning ceremony from which the Summoner appeared. She then hurries the Summoner along because they need to save the Askran Kingdom from an Emblian invasion.
Anna explains that she used the divine relic Breidablik, a weapon of legend, which if raised high will summon the Great Hero who can fire it. When they are attacked again by Emblian soldiers, Anna hands Breidablik to the Summoner. A bright light emits from it and summons the bow-wielding Hero Virion. With the archer's help they defeat the enemy soldiers. Anna, now certain that the Summoner is the Great Hero, asks them to join the Order of Heroes and help them in their fight against the Empire, to which the Summoner agrees.
Prologue: World of Zenith[edit | edit source]
Anna and the Summoner meet up with Alfonse, Prince of Askr and a member of the Order of Heroes. They quickly explain to him what happened, and the prince welcomes the Summoner to the Order. He informs them that the Emblian Empire has taken over the World of Mystery which they have to free. He also tells them that there is a strange masked man nearby, who is neither a Hero or an imperial soldier. After a brief combat encounter, they confront the mysterious man, but he disregards their questions and leaves. After that Anna and Alfonse explain that in this world there are gateways which connect to other worlds. The royals of Askr like Alfonse have the power to open those gateways, while the royals of Embla the power to close them which they did long ago when the two countries lived in peace. Now however, the Empire refuses to shut those gates and instead uses them to invade the other worlds and enslave their heroes. That's why the Askrans formed the Order of Heroes to stop the Emblian Empire. Next the three heroes go to the World of Mystery to save the Prince's sister.
In the World of Mystery they find Princess Sharena. After telling her about the past events, she is in awe of the Summoner. Alfonse calms her down, and she tells them that the Empire has enslaved Princess Minerva of Mystery. They soon meet her and try to reason with her, but she doesn't listen because she is bound by a contract with Princess Veronica of the Emblian Empire. After defeating her in battle, she is freed by her contract and promises that she'll no longer attack Askr. However, Anna receives a report that their Kingdom is attacked by the Empire, and so the heroes rush back home.
Back in Askr, they meet the Empire's Princess, Veronica. She commands Xander, an enslaved Hero from the World of Conquest to kill them, but thanks to the Summoner's tactics they manage to defeat him. Veronica and her forces retreat back to their world, but Alfonse warns the others that the Empire will invade again soon enough. He is glad however that the Summoner is now an official member of the Order.
Chapter 1: World of Mystery[edit | edit source]
Anna learns that the Emblian Empire has invaded the World of Mystery and taken control of many of its heroes. The Order goes to Mystery where after many victories over different heroes, including the legendary Hero-King Marth, they finally manage to free them from Veronica's influence. Veronica however gets mad at the Order and summons her other enslaved heroes, and the Order is forced to retreat back to their castle. She warns the Order to get ready for what's coming next, and goes back to her castle as well.
Chapter 2: World of Conquest[edit | edit source]
Next, the Order goes to the World of Conquest where they fight several battles against the Nohrian royal family and their retainers to free them from Veronica's contract. In the final battle, they meet with Xander again. After defeating and freeing him, he decides to remain loyal to Veronica because he can sense her loneliness. He vows that the next time they meet, he will be the victor.
After those events Anna ponders how a great Hero like Xander can remain loyal to the Emblian Empire. Alfonse explains that there are many different heroes, and like the ones who choose to side with the Order because of the Summoner's charisma, there are also some heroes who will choose to join the Empire. After Sharena states that two of her best friends are heroes and wishes for more, Alfonse scolds her and reminds her that heroes are not friends, and that they are only allies. She in response tells him that he only acts like this because one of the heroes he befriended went back to his world. Anna quickly stops their argument and tells them to prepare for their next mission.
Chapter 3: World of Binding[edit | edit source]
During their next mission in the World of Binding, they meet Prince Roy and his friends. After battling and proving that the Order's strength is superior, they free them from their contracts and Roy praises the Summoner's tactical prowess. Sharena asks the Summoner if any of the worlds they have visited so far reminds them of their own, and the Summoner tells the trio them that they come from a world where buildings scrape the sky and where wagons called "cars" are made of metal and move without horses. The trio of heroes is fascinated by this as they've never visited such a world.
Chapter 4: World of Awakening[edit | edit source]
In the World of Awakening they are forced to fight against Chrom and his Shepherds, including his own tactician, Robin. Once again the Order emerges victorious and Chrom apologizes for his actions. After the battles Sharena states that the Summoner and Robin seem to have a similar aura. Anna says that they shouldn't be surprised by this, as there are many different worlds so it shouldn't be surprising that two of them seem alike. They, however, have to cut their conversation short as they learn that Princess Veronica has invaded the World of Mystery yet again, and they must race to their rescue.
Chapter 5: Back to Mystery[edit | edit source]
During their second venture in the World of Mystery, the Order fights completely different heroes, including the hired mercenary Navarre and the Princess of the Divine Dragon tribe, Tiki. They once again free the heroes from Veronica's contracts. Alfonse and Sharena explain to the Summoner that they try to cover all the gates they have once opened, but that they simply can't do so because there are far too many gates open. They wish that they had the power to both open and close the gates so that they could end this war, but Anna says that this war will not end until the two countries will learn to cooperate again.
Chapter 6: World of Birthright[edit | edit source]
In the World of Birthright, the Order fights against the Hoshidan royal family. They manage to defeat Prince Ryoma in single combat, which frees him and his people from Veronica's shackles. However Sharena in a fit of panic after being forced to split up with her friends and allies, reveals that the Order once had a member named Zacharias, whom they have lost after being split up in the past during a battle. Anna refuses to talk about him any more, and they move on.
Chapter 7: World of Blazing[edit | edit source]
Next up they go to the World of Blazing. Here the Order fights and and frees Roy's father, Eliwood and other nobles like Lyn and Hector. Despite their victories, the Summoner seems a bit quiet due to thoughts about Zacharias. The royal siblings and Anna, decide to tell the Summoner about Zacharias. They reveal that he was a very skilled lancer from their world, and that they were very close childhood friends. After much deliberation they decide to go and look for him in the World of Awakening, the place Zacharias disappeared.
Chapter 8: Back to Awakening[edit | edit source]
In the World of Awakening they are greeted by a different Robin. When they defeat him, he is impressed by the Summoner's tactics and retreats to find Chrom's daughter, Princess Lucina. After many battles, including one against a much older Tiki, they finally find Lucina and defeat her, which frees her from her contact. They ask if she has seen Zacharias in her world, but sadly she has not. Frustrated and saddened by the fact that they cannot find their lost friend, they go back to their home where they prepare for their next battle against the Emblian Empire.
Chapter 9: Heroes Invade[edit | edit source]
Anna reveals that the Emblian Empire managed to recruit new heroes from the Worlds the Order has already liberated, and that they plan to mount an attack against the Askran Kingdom. The Order manages to fend off many attacks against their capital from heroes like Michalis, Camus, Ursula, Narcian and Zephiel. At one point they meet with the masked man again who tells them that he is not an ally of Embla, but neither is he an ally of Askr and tells them to leave. The Order is forced to fight him and after managing to defeat him, he reveals that Veronica is not headed for their capital, but for the the summoning ruins in order to destroy them and prevent the Summoner from summoning other heroes. The Order heads for the ruins to stop her.
Veronica is surprised by their arrival and decides to try killing them all instead of destroying the ruins. The heroes manage to defeat her, and she retreats back to her castle, saddened by the fact that she has nobody by her side. After the battle Anna, Sharena and Alfonse discuss the Emblian Empire's history. They revealed that long ago it was ruled by Veronica's father, who like her warred against the Askran Kingdom by enslaving heroes from other worlds. He was a very popular ruler, and many of his followers took their own lives after his death. After his death the two countries lived in peace for many years, but recently Veronica took the crown from her stepmother. Through the support of her people, she started a war again. However despite this support, she still seems lonely.
Suddenly, the masked man appears. Alfonse thanks him for his warning, but he is here for a different reason. He asks them what they were looking for in the World of Awakening. After he learns that they were looking for Zacharias, he tells them to stop looking for him, as they will never see him again and leaves. Flustered by this Alfonse tries to follow him, but Anna stops him. After this, the heroes decide to regroup at their castle and prepare for the coming battles.
Paralogue 1: Family Bonds[edit | edit source]
After receiving information that Embla has invaded a new World, Anna decides to go there and free it; however, she warns the heroes that in comparison to the other worlds, this one is quite peculiar. In here the Order faces two pairs of royal siblings: Prince Ephraim and Princess Eirika of Renais, and Prince Seliph and Princess Julia of Grannvale. After the siblings are defeated and freed from Veronica's contracts, they thank the Order and return to their worlds.
Paralogue 2: Sibling Bonds[edit | edit source]
Once again the Order is forced to fight against pairs of siblings. This time however, the first pair of heroes, Empress Sanaki of Begnion and Klein are not siblings at all. The second pair they face is Olwen and Reinhardt, two mages from Friege. The final pair is Princess Lachesis and her older half-brother Eldigan from Nordion.
Xenologue 1: Detached Princess[edit | edit source]
This time Veronica enslaves six heroes, all of them being a pair of royal siblings. These heroes are: Lucina and Chrom, Elise and Leo, and Ephraim and Eirika. She forces them to fight the Order of Heroes by threatening their sibling's life. After getting defeated once again, Veronica orders them to escape since she doesn't want for them to die and leave her alone, and retreats back to her castle. At her castle she finds the masked man who has just returned from somewhere, and who will soon leave again in a search of something. She invites him for some tea, to which he happily agrees to. He asks her if she feels that she is controlled by somebody, to which she says no, but reveals that she sometimes hears a voice in her head that compels her to kill.
Paralogue 3: Blazing Shadows[edit | edit source]
The masked man retrieves a tome of the hermit Bramimond in which he reads that a god lives in the blood of a certain royal family, who corrupts and controls them. The tome, however, doesn't reveal the name of the god. He states that he must to learn more fast, and appears to worry about himself and Princess Veronica.
Meanwhile the Order once again has to go to the World of Blazing to free some heroes under Veronica's influence. After those battles, Nino approaches Alfonse and gives him a letter from Zacharias. In it he explains that he is still alive and that he has stumbled upon a secret about the Emblian Empire's royal family which he is currently investigating. He also reveals that Veronica is not the true villain, but Bruno is, her mysterious brother who few have seen. The heroes, happy to learn that Zacharias is still alive, return home.
Paralogue 5: World of Shadows[edit | edit source]
Anna calls the Order for an urgent mission. Veronica invaded a new world, the World of Shadows and the Order must stop her. Veronica recruited Faye, Clair, Lukas and the legendary Hero Alm and also gave them new skills to face the Askran Kingdom. However she once again is defeated, and saddened by the fact that she lost her new slaves, retreats to her home. Meanwhile the Masked Man appears again and warns the Order that the next time they get in his way, he'll be forced to kill them, while acting strangely and muttering words about death and Askr.
Chapter 10: World of Radiance[edit | edit source]
Veronica once again invades the Askran Kingdom. This time she enlisted the help of the strongest Hero, Ike and his Greil Mercenaries, and gifted him with a powerful Ward which protected him from any damage. While fending off one of the many attacks, Alfonse stumbled on the masked man, whom revealed that he is Prince Bruno of the Emblian Empire, his rival, and that he plans on killing Alfonse.
After some time, the Summoner realizes that the enemy heroes need to return to their world after battles, in order to recharge their Ward, and so the Order of Heroes decides to attack them during this time while they are vulnerable. The plan succeeds and Ike and his mercenaries are freed from Veronica's influence. While the Order returns to their world, the gateway closes abruptly and the Summoner is left behind. It was Veronica who closed it, so she could be alone with the Summoner and kill them personally. Luckily, the Summoner is saved by Zacharias who instructs them how to escape and asks them to take care of his friends.
Chapter 11: Rite of Shadows[edit | edit source]
Anna reveals that their next destination is the World of Shadows, where she will use a sending stone as a catalyst in a magical rite to contact Zacharias. When they arrive there, they are stopped by Princess Celica who tells them that she doesn't want to fight them, but she can't resist her contract. It was Bruno who controlled the heroes of this world in order to kill the Askran siblings. Once again however, the Order manages to defeat Bruno and spare his life, which he warns them that they will regret. After failing the rite, Bruno reveals that he has killed Zacharias prior to their arrival to the World of Shadows and that Alfonse and Sharena will be next.
Xenologue 2: The Brink of Chaos[edit | edit source]
Here, Bruno takes his sister to the Tempest, to perform the rite to pierce the worlds, which will join many worlds together. Veronica is interested in performing the rite, but she first asks him who he really is, since she knows her brother is searching for something somewhere else. The person, impressed by the Princess' perception, reveals that her name is Loki and switches into the forms of the Askran Heroes, deciding to stick with Anna's. Veronica decides to team up with the trickster and completes the rite to summon stronger Heroes from the Tempest, while Loki proclaims that they are becoming fast friends.
The Order of Heroes receives a message about Veronica's plan. They arrive to the Tower of Heaven where they are stopped by several strong Heroes. They manage to defeat them, but are too late since Veronica had already activated the Tempest, and so they are forced to enter it as well in order to stop her.
Meanwhile, at some other place, an enigmatic masked swordsman, appears and proclaims that he must hurry since the future depends on it.
Paralogue 7: Echoes of Mystery[edit | edit source]
The Order of Heroes enters the gateway to the World of Mystery Renewed, where they fight against Katarina, an aspiring tactician bound by Veronica. After freeing her from her contract, she becomes friends with Sharena and asks for her help to free her other friends, to which Sharena is happy to oblige. While they are looking for her friends, they are ambushed by a group led by Legion, but they make quick work of them. Alfonse however becomes suspicious of Katarina, and warns Sharena about this, but she dismisses his accusations and continues to look for the missing friends. After a while, Katarina asks Sharena why does she trust her, to which she answers that she trusts her friends. Moved by these, Katarina reveals that her real name is Reese, and that she is a hired assassin tasked with killing the Summoner. After that, Katarina gets scolded by Clarisse and another fight ensues. The Order once again emerges victorious, and part ways with Katarina, who apologizes for her actions.
Back at the Askran Kingdom, Alfonse comforts his sister, and tell her that she shouldn't feel bad about trusting others, since it's a virtue he admires in her, and in the end it truly changed Katarina's views. Then they both declare that they wish to see their new friend once again.
Chapter 12: Bitter Enemies[edit | edit source]
Meanwhile, Alfonse decides to follow Prince Bruno, to learn more about Zacharias. They meet in the World of Shadows, where Bruno promises to kill the Askran siblings. After many battles they manage to defeat him and the enslaved heroes, and Alfonse questions the evil prince about Zacharias. He once again admits that he has killed him. However the Summoner doesn't believe Bruno, and tells Alfonse that the Emblian Prince is actually their lost friend Zacharias. Alfonse confronts Bruno about this revelation, and the chapter concludes.
Paralogue 10: The Sacred World[edit | edit source]
Veronica returns to the world of Ephraim and Eirika, where she enslaved Seth and Amelia and the royal siblings of Innes and Tana. Seth appears to not acknowledge Veronica's authority, and lectures the young Princess about her childish behavior which does not fit a true ruler who should fight for a kingdom and its people. Veronica dismisses his criticism and leaves, but Xander remarks that a loyal General like Seth, wouldn't lecture her, if he didn't recognize her right to rule to which the Silver Knight doesn't respond. Later on, at their final battle Veronica appears to be hurt by Seth's previous words to which Seth reveals that he wishes she'll become a good ruler in the future, for the sake of her citizens and herself.
Veronica returns to her home where she meets with Loki and hands her the tome called Naglfar, which will enable her King to come to Zenith and help her in the destruction of Askr and the Summoner.
Paralogue 11: Brave Heroes[edit | edit source]
Anna receives information that the Emblian forces invaded the temple known as Vaskrheim, where the Breidablik was once sealed away, and from where Brave Heroes would be called.