Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
Game script (extended)
Part 2 Final Chapter: Elincia's
Before Battle (Fort Alpea)
(Haar is alive)
So... We believe Duke Felirae already knows that Your Highness is here
in this fort. The capital's defences are incredibly strong. So,
naturally, he would choose to attack here, since it's easier to conquer.
...I understand. Thank you very much for your report.
Since things have come to this, I've decided to accompany you up to the
final battle. If you need me to send messages, or anything else, feel
free. If you have any need of me, please call me.
(Haar goes to leave)
...Ah, sir Haar!
What's the matter?
What about Lucia...? Have you heard from her? Is she safe?
...We went to the village safehouse to find her, but all we found was a
man's body. We believe he was her
messenger. We also found this...
No! This is... This is Lucia's hair! But... How?
Don't despair just yet. Since her body wasn't there... This is his way
of letting us know that she is in their hands.
Y-yes, I... I know...
So long as she's still alive, we can still save her. Queen
Elincia, it's up to you to determine the best course of action.
......Men, attend me!
Inform all the royal guards to arm themselves... and prepare to meet
the rebel forces in
Understood! But, who will be commanding?
I will be commanding you personally.
Your Majesty! But...you are the queen! It's much too dangerous! Please,
assign a subordinate to this duty!
I will not. It is my indecision that has allowed the rebellion to come
this far. As the one responsible for protecting this country... I
refuse to run from this problem any longer.
Yes... Your Majesty!
(Haar died or not recruited)
[To be added]
(Image of Elincia holding Lucia's hair)
Lucia... Lucia, I'm sorry. Somehow, I promise you... I will save you!
Queen... Elincia. I see sad... ness...... Does your... heart...
I...we together. Raise our spirits... okay...?
Yes. I'm sorry... Making even you worry for me.....
May I ask what's happening? It seems the whole place is so noisy...
What's the bad news?
This fortress... will soon be under siege......
...It appears the enemy isn't planning to attack the capital as we
originally thought. Now even you've been dragged into this dangerous
situation... How can I ever apologise......
Don't be like that, you need not worry. Just leave Princess
Leanne to this old crow. Your Majesty, you must take care of
your own safety.
I'm sorry... Thank you for being so considerate.
I...sing...and h-help...Queen Elincia!
No! Under no circumstances! I won't allow any such thing!
Now, now. When my lady makes up her mind, nothing
in Tellius can sway her. And me? I'm sure you wouldn't mind having
these old bones on the battlefield.
Sir Nealuchi... Honestly, I couldn't... Sigh...
Wait until you see me... Even at my age, I'll be one step ahead of
those freshly hatched whippersnappers.
Your Majesty! Here is Your Majesty's weapon!
Good... Thank you. Amiti, the treasured blade of House
Crimea... Ever since that war ended... I had hoped
this day would never come... But now...
Eleventh platoon, preparations complete!
Eighth platoon, preparations complete. Be ready to await orders on the
...There isn't much time left. Princess Leanne, sir Nealuchi... I want
both of you to promise me that
you will fall back if in danger. Understood?
Fall back, Your Majesty? No one can hold a candle to the speed at which
the raven tribe retreats. If any danger arises, I'll take Princess
Leanne to safety at my highest speed.
Ha ha... That's a relief.
(Focus moves to Ludveck's crowd)
Crimean Rebel 1
Reporting, sir! Fort Alpea's gate is sealed, and they are readying
I see... Lady Lucia must have arranged some way to
warn the queen. Impressive, very impressive. Ha... but alas. Even if
they were to have all the energy and
luck in the world, the Royal Knights wouldn't arrive for two days. By
then... the outcome would already be decided. Without her main force,
the Royal Knights, the Queen won't be able to hold much resistance.
Crimean Rebel 2
All troops halt! Spread out across the eastern and western wings and
surround the fort! This battle will decide Crimea's future! Break
through the castle again and bring out Queen Elincia, no matter the
cost! Don't kill her by mistake! We need her alive!
Crimean Rebel 1
But, despite the fact that the Queen has few soldiers protecting her,
they are still Crimea's elites... Can we really win against them?
It matters not how powerful their army is, so long as their leader is
weak, eh? Our victory cannot be prevented. Everything is in our favour.
Oh, that's right... our ace card... has it been prepared?
Crimean Rebel 1
The outcome of this battle matters nothing... We will not lose. Even at
this stage, that weak Queen still wants to avoid combat. That hopeless
naEit?.. is certain be the cause of her downfall.
Y-Your Majesty, dire news! The rear gate is open, and the rebel army is
What?! How could this happen?!
I think you'll understand once you question this man.
You guard the inner garden, correct?
When I was patrolling the fort, I saw this man release a bird outside.
I thought it a little suspicious, so I went to question him... and then
he suddenly attacked me. So I brought him back here.
You, you scum! You helped the rebel
army, didn't you?!
Yes. Yes, I did. I did it because it was the best
thing for the future of this country. Those Daein murderers killed my
entire family, and now the queen bows down and wags her tail at them!
It's a disgrace!
Silence! You're the traitor here! Prepare to die.
Wait! Killing this man will do nothing to help our situation. We have
to halt Duke Felirae and his men. They're already inside!
Lethe (if alive)
I'm going out there, too.
Mordecai (if alive)
Mordecai will fight for you, Queen Elincia.
Brom (if alive)
You can count on me, Your Majesty.
Nephenee (if alive)
Queen Elincia, Crimea needs you more than anything, and I reckon you
could use my help.
Heather (if recruited, alive)
My homeland, being ruled by a snobby stiff like Duke Felirae? Please. I
don't think so!
Your Majesty! We would give our lives for our queen! Allow us to fight!
Thank you, everyone. I am indeed the queen of
Crimea, and a queen does not hide. Our enemies are fellow citizens of
Crimea. But we can no longer sit idle as they destroy the harmony of
Could our situation be any better? Just look at these fragile
defenses... As fragile as the queen's reign!
(Focus moves to Elincia's side)
Everyone enter battle formations! We will now enter battle... and
defeat the invading rebels!
...Oh? The queen's taken command? I expected her to
abandon her people, turn tail, and run for the hills. How preciously
naive. We shall have to teach her that being overly optimistic can be
Queen Elincia! I made it!
The road from Felirae was completely filled with sand. However... we
decided the old highway was still usable, so in the end we didn't
really lose much time. The Royal
Knights will be here soon.
Geoffrey... So he's coming...!
Yep! I came here myself ahead of the others...... So I could let you
know of our situation earlier
...Thank you. I'm impressed you made it back so quickly.
My pleasure, Your Majesty! The Royal Knights are all marching here at
top speed. Now, which monkeys do you want fileted
before they get here?
Royal Knights arrive
Your Majesty! We'll countercharge their flank! The
Royal Knights will succeed again! Indomitable knights of Crimea, this
is the hour you have trained for! Hold the line, and run them down! All
Geoffrey! Geoffrey, oh, Geoffrey!
Find Duke Felirae! Seize him immediately! He must not
What a bother! They arrived far faster than I had expected. If we fight
the Royal Knights head on, we'll have little chance of victory. But I
prevail. I won't lose to that worthless queen.
Queen Elincia! I'm so glad you're safe... Please forgive my tardiness.
I've let you down. I'm sorry.
You did no such thing... It must have been difficult for you...
No, that's not true at all. Just being able to speak to you, Queen
Elincia... My fatigue and pain are no more.
Geoffrey... Thank you so much. So,
what of the rebel army?
Without Ludveck at the helm, they're a mess.
They're all running about trying to escape. As commanded, we are not
pursuing fleeing soldiers.
Duke Felirae... What happened to him?
We captured him. He is now locked up in the dungeon...
Lucia is being held captive! If we're to save her, we need to talk to
...I understand! I'll take you to him!
Your Majesty! General! W-we've received a missive! Outside... Outside
the city gates...!
What is it!?
Lucia... She's been taken to the gallows!!
Queen of Crimea, we demand that you release Duke Felirae!
Refuse, and Lady Lucia will die!
You have half a mark! If the duke is not released by then, the girl
Queen Elincia, don't listen to them! Don't worry about me!
(The soldier strikes Lucia)
Quiet! You can die sooner, if you like!
...Your Majesty, you can't... You have to let me do something about
Please consider Lucia already dead.
In the past, we once swore an oath to you. No matter what hardships
awaited us, we would always be by Your Majesty's side. My sister and I
have never forgotten this oath. However... We wouldn't want to continue
living if it caused our country go to to ruin. To die for our country,
that is our greatest wish. If I were in her position, I know my sister
would surely do the same. ...But you have to help her, Elincia. Please,
just give the word.
Ludveck, duke of Felirae... You... How many more conniving tricks do
you have in store...?
...By the look on your face, I can see my plan has
been a success.
...What exactly is it that you want? To throw our country into chaos?
No. I want to protect it, Your Majesty.
Queen Elincia, you're so naive. So helplessly naive. Your policies are
strong and you have a kind heart, those are both good qualities.
However, just those isn't enough to lead the masses. This has always
caused me to worry. Cold and callous
decisions are sometimes required of a nation's ruler. Even if you don't
wish for blood to flow, that doesn't mean you must fear it... However,
it looks like our Queen of Crimea wasn't strong enough... So that is
So what you're saying... Is that you caused a rebellion to test how
strong I was? ...Is that it?
Exactly, Your Majesty. If you truly had the power to quell the civil
war... As long as I could affirm that, even if I were executed as a
traitor, I would have no regrets. But, no, you were too hesitant and
about harming the people... Now look what has happened.
Sigh... It looks you're beginning to realise. Yet, even at this time,
you still only captured me alive! Not only that, but you didn't even
command your soldiers to pursue the fleeing rebels!! If you had pursued
them, perhaps Lady Lucia could have been saved.
...What do you want with Lucia?
I won't be doing anything. So long as you accept my little proposal.
Please abdicate and cede the crown to me. The rule of
Crimea cannot be kept in your hands.
If you thought I wasn't worthy of ruling, why didn't you target me from
the beginning? Why did you need to drag the civilians into
If I wanted you killed, it would be maddeningly simple to do so. Your
Majesty is not cautious, in the slightest, of anyone and easy to get
close to. I could just hide a blade or perhaps prepare some poisoned
wine, while saying some pleasing words to you, slowly befriending you.
Yet if that were the case... I fear even at death you wouldn't have
suspected a thing and would just smile happily at me. Moreso, Crimea
would enter another time of turbulence. The nearby nations would
declare me a traitor and use it as an excuse to invade Crimea. To
prevent this scenario from happening, I had to have Your Majesty
abdicate out of your own free will and then appoint me as the new king.
So I take it you understand everything now? And considering Lady
Lucia's life is on the line,
you haven't much choice. Now, let's have you free me from this prison
cell, and then we can discuss any further details...
I don't think so.
What?! Are you truly willing to sacrifice Lady Lucia?! You wish to
abandon somebody who grew up as your sister, and a loyal advisor who
has always supported you!?
...Lord Ludveck, all your dissatisfaction and
misgivings about me are well founded. However, your method of dealing
with me is unforgivable. Using civilians and provoking them to fight a
civil war, that act will cause this country to be left with a
So that's why I said you were naive! What a king needs is to be strong
enough to use any means possible to achieve their goals!!
Didn't you say before that you caused a rebellion in order to protect
the country? Then let me ask you, what is country? Isn't it civilians
who make a country? Think about it. Throughtout this conflict, do you
realise how many
lives you've simply thrown away?!
Ha, such naive reasoning. What is wrong about using civilians!? Without
even lifting a finger, civilian numbers will rise by themselves. Human
live are as cheap as grass, isn't that the truth? These small
insignificant bundles of life don't have any impact on the country's
well-being. However, a king is different. Without a king, a country
cannot stand. A country needs its king. It needs a powerful king!
You're wrong. Strength without compassion does not
a ruler make. Protecting people is what it means to protect the
country. You care nothing for the people, so you are unfit to become
king. You cloak your
desire to rule with pretty speeches, but it is petty avarice
...So this is how it shall be? Very well... But Lady Lucia cannot be
spared without my order. To protect your throne you've cast her
aside... If you think about it, your actions are just as selfish!!
...I thank you, for letting me see my own weaknesses. ...
Allowing you to plant the seeds of rebellion and
play havoc with the lives of my people is a failure for which I must
answer. But I will see Crimea through this trial. I will give my people
the future they deserve, no matter the cost.
...Ha... Ha ha ha ha! Well played, Your Majesty!
Indeed, I have failed. Yet I wonder... Are you capable of watching
Lucia die? I don't believe you are. I know you will crawl back to me,
your face awash with tears,
begging for mercy... How I pray to see that face, Your Majesty!
Rebel soldiers, hear me! I am Queen Elincia of Crimea.
What!! Free Duke Felirae this instant!!
I refuse. Ludveck of Felirae, having
conspired against the nation, will stand trial. He will not be released.
...So you're going to let this girl die?!
As the queen and ruler
of Crimea, I refuse to negotiate with those bent on destroying it. I
hereby order all the rebels to immediately drop their weapons and
surrender. Otherwise the Royal Knights will march out and defeat you.
Ha! We're not afraid of the weak Queen's underlings!! Your Majesty is
such a kind and gentle Queen. To protect yourself, you're just going to
sit by as your most trusted advisor is slaughtered. What a pitiful
I will be strong, Lucia...
Crimean Rebel 1
Tch... Kick, scream, beg... Give us a show, wench!
Crimean Rebel 2
Your Highness! Your trusted friend will now die. Let this burn forever
in your memory!
Crimean Rebel 3
Hey, hang that woman already!
People of Crimea... Behold a true queen! YOUR queen! Long live Queen
(Movie Execution plays)
Queen Elincia! It's Sir Ike and the Greil
Mercenaries! They came to our aid!
Now we'll get Lucia back in one
piece. We've nothing more to worry about. I'll deploy my knights at
(Elincia falls to the floor)
Sir Ike... I am truly indebted to you. If you hadn't come to help, I
would have lost one of my
dearest friends. Thank you... Thank you ever so much.
We were happy to do it. And Bastian pays well for mercenary work.
Yes. The count of Fayre knew of a group within the Crimean nobility who
were plotting rebellion. However, since their leader was the powerful
Duke Felirae, if he revealed the plot prematurely, then things would
Yes, that's true. It's for the same reason that, once I knew of the
rebels' movements... I didn't immediately make any decisive orders.
But, if the situation was left unattended to, the rebels would slowly
spread across the country, and swallow up Crimea. So Bastian hoped to
clean up the mess as quickly as possible. That's what he told me
anyway. "Once I am free of Crimea, Duke Felirae will surely act. That
will be the best hour to eradicate them", is what he said.
Also, "To fool the enemy, we must first fool our friends". He kept
drilling that into us. So that's why we hadn't shown ourselves until
now, as we were waiting for the perfect opportunity. Lucia, I'm sorry
that had to happen.
No... It worked out fine in the end. Please put it out of your mind.
...When Lucia was captured... It was as if I lost my other half. Even
now, seeing her by my side, I feel so strange... Wondering how, at that
time, I could make the decision to abandon her...
Still... If the same scenario occured... I believe I would make the
same decision. Lucia's life is important, but it's not on the same
scale as protecting the country. As the Queen of Crimea, I must
accomplish my duty to the country foremost.
Of course. Seeing Lady Elincia being able to make this decision, it
truly makes me happy. As if I would hate you.
My thoughts exactly.
Lucia, Geoffrey... I value your lives more than even my
own. But it's my duty to protect this country, even if that means
losing you. I've learned a lot from all of this. I hope to keep them
out of harm's way, and I'll never make the same mistakes again.
Good to hear. So what are you going to do about all the escaped rebel
soldiers? If would be nice if they all surrendered, but if they decided
to uprise again, then there's no saving them.
The rebel army will be eradicated. We cannot allow them to sow the
seeds of discontent among the people of Crimea.
That's the right choice. Would you consider contracting my mercenaries
for the job? It was truly unforgivable that we only helped at the very
end. How about we work for free this time to make up for it?
...No, Sir Ike. I'll leave that up to the Royal Knights.
...Are you sure?
Sir Ike, I thank you for your generosity. I'm certain this task will
create anger among the people, and the Royal
Knights may be resented for their role in it... At the same time, there
will definitely be more of Felirae's followers, those who despise the
palace, showing up...
Yet, those are pains that we must accept. I must decline your offer, as
I cannot burden you with such despisable acts. I will gladly accept the
results of my decision. This is a responsibility that I must shoulder
Is that so... I respect your devotion to duty. So, you don't need me
That's right. I'm going to move on, together with my vassals and the
people of this country.
(Elincia sees off Ike)
Wow, it's been a long time since we've been back here.
I bet it's become a spiders' nest. Once we get back, should we have the
whole crew clean up?
It won't kill us if we don't clean. As long as there's beds to sleep on
and a roof to shelter us from the wind and rain, I'll be happy.
Brother, just because you don't care, doesn't mean I don't care!
I don't think I can stand living here either.
Ike, Queen Elincia's here.
Huh? I thought she was busy. She shouldn't have time to come visit us.
Sir Ike, there's something I'd like to talk to you
What is it? You look so serious.
When you heard from Bastian... Did he say anything about Daein?
He informed me of a number of things. Apparently
Daein's reconstruction is playing out exactly like Crimea's... He spoke
of the existence of a previously unknown member of royalty. Supporting
him was a charismatic young hero. All of this happened after the
previous war was won. I can't believe the people of Daein could so
easily be moved...
He suspected that
someone might be scheming, trying to manipulate Daein. Bastian seemed
quite suspicious of it all.
So Bastian went to Daein to try and confirm his suspicions on that?
Yes. There was also something about Daein's resurrection that we can't
afford to overlook.
...The Black Knight.
(Image of the Black Knight)
Even though that war already ended so long ago... I'll never forget
him... He was the one warrior who
the late King Ashnard trusted. Encased in pitch-black armor, standing
tall with a crimson cape... When the Liberation Army fought at the
capital, he was there. He sided with Daein's hero, the one they call
the Silver-Haired Maiden.
How's that possible...! How can he still be alive! Brother already
And even if Ike hadn't killed him then...
(Image of Nados castle crumbling)
There's no way he could have found time to escape the collapsing Nados
The day after you fought, Bastian ordered some men
to search the remains of Nados Castle. There was no trace of the Black
Knight. No armor... No sword... No corpse.
But how... How... Could father's killer really still be alive...?
Right now, I can't say for sure. But... If the Black Knight that was
seen in Daein was indeed the same Black
Knight... He might prove to be a threat to Crimea. So, I also approved
of Bastian's investigation at Daein. "I wish to use my own eyes and my
own ears to see the truth of it all..." ...That is what he said to me.
Sir Ike... What are your plans now?
I must go to Daein...
I knew you would say that. In that case, please be careful.
Elincia, thank you for bringing me this important information.
Don't mention it...