Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
Chapter 12B: Landing at Taizel
(Screen is at your ship at the dock, Ephraim, Seth, and Myrrh are at
Prince Ephraim, we've docked in Taizel. Thereís no sign of enemy
troops at this time.
Understood. Let's move quickly and prepare to go ashore. We've
a straight road to the capital from here, but we'll be fighting for
Yes, and the fighting will only grow fiercer as we near the
capital. If I may, my lord, I'd like to make a suggestion.
(Screen goes north to Saleh and Ewan near an inn)
This is the town, isn't it, Ewan?
Yep. Thanks a lot, Teacher. This is where Marisa is supposed to
be. I have to tell her what's going on, or she'll end up working for
What happened? I heard there was some mistake, but...
Yeah, the mercenary guild got Marisa mixed up with someone else.
I don't know where she was supposed to go, but they sent her here
instead. I figured I'd better let her know about the mix-up, right? So
what are you going to do now?
I'm heading back to the village. I've looked near and far, but I
havenít been able to locate the Lord Dragon. I must report my findings.
Oh, I see...
I'll be going now. Remember what I told you, Ewan...
I know, I know. Don't be reckless with magic.
(Saleh walks away)
Well, I'd better get going and find Marisa. That looks like a
good place to start asking around.
(Ewan goes in the village)
(Screen goes back to your boat)
Ephraim... From the east...
...That won't do, Seth. I cannot approve of sending reservists
to the front lines.
But... The Grado army outnumbers our own by a tremendous amount.
We have talented soldiers, but that counts for nothing against those
numbers. Currently, we have some ready reservists in the rear,
protecting our supply convoy. What good is defending our convoy if it
comes at the cost of losing the front? We must abandon our rear guard
and strengthen the van, or we've already lost.
This is enemy territory. We cannot surrender the convoy!
But, Prince Ephraim...
Seth, I know you only want to improve the odds of our success.
And I know you make these suggestions in part to protect me from harm.
However, I have no intention of changing my mind in this. I--
Oh, pardon...me... I-I... It's nothing.
(A large battalion of Grado soldiers appear at the dock)
Prince Ephraim! It's a trap! The city's crawling
with Grado men! We're under attack!
All troops prepare to fight! To arms!
(At the end of turn 1, the camera turns to Caellach, who is the
boss... for now)
Soldiers of Grado! You call yourselves warriors? You're
pathetic! Fort Rigwald? You lost it! Your General Duessel? A traitor!
Where is the honor of the Grado Imperial Army? It wallows in filth and
mud. Is this the ending you envisioned? Is this how you would be
remembered? Will you let the bards sing of how you fell to the renegade
Ephraim? I think not! Now get up and fight! Kill them all! And bring me
(At the end of the enemy's phase, turn 1, Riev appears before
Heh heh heh... Caellach. Interesting. What are you doing here?
You were ordered to loose your dogs of war on Jehanna, were you
Keep silent, you decrepit fool. I told you, Jehanna's under
control. My plan is in full effect. All we need do now is wait. You
see, Jehanna is an overripe fruit. It's being devoured by worms from
within. We can pluck it anytime we wish.
Heh heh heh... Oh, how your plans seem to have gone awry. Even
now, Eirika makes her way toward Jehanna. Your perfect fruit has turned
to rot while you did nothing. It's time. You will return to the capital
What?! Are you truly serious, you old goat? Glen... No, it's
that black-hearted Valter... What's he playing at now?
There's no call for that sort of talk. That one has his uses
after all. You can leave the defeat of Ephraim to your subordinates. Oh
yes, and you can use the troops I brought with me as well. It will, no
doubt, be an interesting battle. Heh heh heh... Let's go now, Caellach.
You wouldn't want to hurt a certain someone's feelings, would
Bah. What else can I do?
(Riev teleports away, Caellach walks away, a bunch of monsters appear
More of those fiends? What's going on? Their movements...
It's... It's as though those creatures are cooperating with Grado's
(If you visit the inn)
Ah... I wonder if that dancer will ever come this way again. I
don't know why, but her dances really pepped me up. Even after a hard
day's work, I felt as fresh as if I'd just woken up! It sure would be
nice if she would dance for me again someday.
(If you visit the village)
Er, hello. My name's Ewan. I'm training to be a sage. I need to
find a woman by the name of Marisa. I don't know where she's done. If
you'll help me find her, I'll gladly travel with you. I'm a useful guy
to know. In a pinch, I can use the magic I've learned so far. So what
do you say? Do we have a deal?
(Ewan joins your team)
(If you talk to Marisa with Ewan)
There you are, Marisa.
Ewan? What are you doing here?
Marisa, the mercenary guild sent you here, didn't they? They
assigned you to fight under Commander Gerik, right?
That's right. But the chiefís not here.
I know. It was all a mistake. Your commander's over there,
working on another job. He wants you to join him.
Really? He said that?
I'm on my way.
Hey, wait! Wait! Take me with you! This group's headed east, too.
Let's stick with them for now.
(Marisa joins your team)
(When you kill the boss)
The enemy troops have been defeated. We're taking care of the
Understood. We'll rest in this city until we're prepared to
advance. Replenish supplies and rest the troops. Remind every soldier
that anyone who breaks the city's laws will be severely punished.
We should prepare defenses along the east in case of assault. The
capital's not far, and fresh troops could be here at any time.
Good point. All right, set up three rotating watches. Then--
(Screen goes near the docks with Myrrh)
... Pardon me, Ephraim...
(Myrrh goes away)
(Screen goes back up
to Seth and Ephraim)
Myrrh's gone? Are you sure?
Yes, she's been missing since this morning. There are no signs of
a struggle. I feel she left of her own accord.
Where did she go? Didn't anyone see her?
One of the guards reports having seen a young lady heading east.
He said she seemed unsteady on her feet. It may have been her.
Prepare to move out. We head east.
I'm not just acting on emotion, Seth. The capital lies to the
east as well.
Seth, you will obey your commander and sovereign, do you hear
me? Listen, I know what you said is true. I am king in all but title
now. I know I must place my duty as commander above my life as a man.
And once I am crowned, I most certainly will do exactly that. However,
I am not ready to divorce myself from my compassion just yet. I will
find the balance somehow, the means to save my country and her people.
That is the king I wish to become, and so that is the man I must be. I
need your help in this, Seth.
...I understand, Prince Ephraim. If that is your decision, then I
will do my best to assist you.
I'm counting on it. Please be safe, Myrrh.