Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
Chapter 14B: Father and Son
Myrrh returns safely to Ephraim's side. A noble warrior to the end,
Selena fought with great honor, never once using Myrrh as a hostage.
Ephraim renews his vow to pierce the veil of mystery surrounding the
Grado Empire. Selena is added to the list of innocents who Grado must
account for. The center of the Grado Empire. Emperor Vigarde should
have been here, but...
(Ephraim's group is right outside Grado Keep)
The Grado capital... It look like it hasn't changed at all
since the last time I was here. Eirika and I came here once long ago
with our father. Duessel taught me the lance, and I studied history
with Lyon. I never imagined I'd come back here armed for battle.
(Flashback, Lyon and Ephraim are in the castle)
2 years ago
...And so the hero Grado and his companions used
the five Sacred Stones to seal away the evil of the Demon King, and his
wicked soul was locked within the Stone of Grado. The Stone of Grado
came to be known as the Fire Emblem. To this day, it's kept safe and
honored as a national treasure of the empire. ...I think that's about
it. For more on Grado's life, read “Founding Emperor Grado.?It's
...It's so thick. ...And the letters are so small.
But you have to read it. You don't want Father MacGregor to
discipline you again.
...I'm no good with books. The problem is they don't move. I
get bored silly. I understand so much better when you explain it to me,
Yes, but...it's kind of weird to be helping you all the time.
It's just that I admire you, Ephraim. I want to be strong, like
you--brave and handsome... I've got an idea. Why don't you teach me to
wield a lance, Ephraim? I can't let my defeat to Eirika go
unchallenged. I look foolish.
It's a deal. We practice tomorrow, though. If you want to beat
Eirika, you have to take this seriously.
Just go easy on me, all right?
(The screen shakes)
Another tremor... They happen a lot, don't they? Are you all
Yes, I was startled. Ephraim, this place... Did it always shake
Yeah, Grado's been prone to earthquakes for a long time. Tiny
tremors like that happen all the time. Don't worry.
Really? Um, Ephraim?
What is it?
I can feel it--from inside the castle, I can feel the darkness.
I feel a broad pool of darkness deep within its walls.
Perhaps it's coming from the throne room. That's where Emperor
Vigarde, the man who started this, is. Let's go.
(They all go inside the keep)
(Screen goes to the throne room, with
Vigarde and Lyon)
Father... Have we been foolish? When you died, I couldn't accept
the loss... I... If only I'd been stronger... Urgh!
(Soldier runs in)
Your Majesty! Enemy soldiers are headed this way! Oh,
(Lyon become sinister looking)
...Hi. What's wrong? Why such an unusual expression on your
face? I'd rather you didn’t look upon me as though I were some horrid
I...I beg your pardon.
Did you say we were under attack? I want all of you to
strike the foe. Bring your weapons to bear on Ephraim. Is that
Do... do as he says.
Understood! Right away, Your Majesty!
...... Command Grado, Emperor Vigarde... Destroy
(Lyon teleports away, battle begins)
(At the end of turn 1, Rennac pops up near the top of the map)
Ha ha! The spectacular capital of Grado. The richest city on
the continent. With my expert eye, I judge this card to be an
incomparable treasure. Once this is all done, I think I'll just scamper
off on my own...
(If you talk to Rennac with Ephraim)
You there, hold.
Huh? ...You're a man. Sorry, pal, but I'm not interested in
What are you doing here in the castle? You seem to be weighed
down a bit. Helping yourself to the treasure?
Ha! I've no idea what you're talking about. Now, wait a
minute... You couldn't be... Aren't you Prince Ephraim?!?
Hm? I'm Ephraim, but...
I-I thought so. You're the one they call the Beast of Renais...
I've heard tales of how you've looted and pillaged your way across the
H-Hold on! Calm down! You won't get any treasure by killing me.
If you want these goods, it'll cost you. 10,000 gold.
Yeah... Is that too high? Fine, then you get my sword as well.
I'll join your army. So that's me and the treasure for only 9,980 gold!
What do you say?
You know, I have no idea how I got pulled into this
conversation. 9,980 gold, eh? I haven’t decided yet...
(If you say yes)
Here's 9,980 gold. Is this sufficient?
Huh? M-may I really take it?
Sorry? You set the price yourself, didn't you? Now that I've
hired you, I intend to get my money's worth.
You..aren't going to stab me once I've taken your money, are
you? Once the fighting's all done, you won't burn me at the stake or
...What rumors are these people spreading about me?
(Rennac joins your team)
(If you say no)
Sorry, but I don't actually have the gold to hire you.
What? You're lying now, aren't you? Rumor has it you've stored
away so much gold, you groan from its weigh...
Whoa! H-hold on a moment! You're not
going to kill me just because you can't afford my price, are you?
(If you talk to Rennac with L’Arachel)
Aha! So this is where you've wandered off to, Rennac!
Princess L’Arachel? Uh-oh, um...
Come with me.
Wait... Hold on now. Go with you where? Look, I'm sorry, but
I've been hired by the Grado Empire, and... Hello! I'm talking to
Rennac, whatever is the matter? I promise to listen to your
story later, but now, we must be going!
No, I'm no servant, like that kook Dozla. I'm a mercenary. I
escorted you to Renais like I was hired to do, didn't I? You have no
right to drag me across creation without any pay whatsoever!
Is this about wages? I believe you've received ample
Ample?! Do you even know what that word means? You're the
princess of Rausten! I thought working for you would pay well! Yet your
purse strings are knotted tight, and I've almost been killed so
The joy that comes from doing good is not something that can
be purchased. There. All better? Let's go.
NO! I said I don't want to! Riding about with you is-- ...And
there she goes. Oh... By the Stones, why did I ever take that job in
the first place?
We must hurry, Rennac.
Right, right. I'm coming...
(Rennac joins your team)
(When you fight Vigarde)
(When you defeat Vigarde)
(When you seize the throne, Vigarde's body disappears)
What? Is this... Vigarde's corpse--it... It
It must be some type of dark magic. Regardless, the capital has
been captured. I'll lead a patrol through the castle. There may be
enemy soldiers remaining.
I'll go with you. Lyon may be somewhere within the castle.
(They ride away, and go into a hall, where Lyon is)
Hello, Ephraim. I've been waiting for you. Looks like you've
beaten my father. I thought you might... You really are powerful,
Lyon! Is that you? Lyon, you must tell me! What has happened
here in Grado?
Why are you in this place? Your father... Emperor Vigarde, why
didn't you stop him? Don't tell me you're caught up in this madness,
too! Answer me, Lyon! You always told me you wanted what your father
I... I...I... Urgh! Let me tell you something, Ephraim. I've
been waiting for this moment for a very, very long time.
I will make the world Grado's-- No, MY plaything. I've been
planning this my whole life. Why else would I befriend you and Eirika?
I needed to learn where and how to attack and destroy Renais... Thanks
to the two of you, I learned all I needed to know. While you feigned
compassion for my weakness and scorned me in your hearts.
What?! Lyon... You're wrong. We never--
And then my chance arrived. I replaced my useless father,
readied my tools, and set my plan in motion. I began by destroying
Renais... And then I murdered your father.
You... You lie, Lyon! You could never--
Shall I tell you a story? Would you like to hear of your
father's last moments? You'll laugh really. Your father's such a
weakling, and yet he tried so hard...
Lyon! No more insults to my father, or I may forget
Oh, are you angry, Ephraim? But, not even you can stop me
now. The Stones of Grado and Frelia are dust, and Jehanna's is soon to
follow... ...Which leaves only two more... I will destroy them one at a
time... I shall see my dream fulfilled...
Ephraim, you are in my way. Therefore... Ergh... ...How
bothersome. I truly do wish to be your opponent, but I'm not yet at
full strength. Let's meet again, shall we? Assuming you live, of
course. I'll grant you the honor of dying at my hand. Like father, like
(Lyon teleports away)
(Allied soldier runs up)
Reporting in, sir! We've found a cell in the back. There were
(They go to the cell block and open one of the cells. Knoll is
Who is it?
Has my execution been moved up on the schedule? Wait. You're not
a Grado soldier. Who are you?
I am Ephraim of Renais. And who are you?
That's an odd question for an executioner. My name is Knoll.
Until recently, I was one of Grado's top researchers in arcane matters.
So why is it you are locked up here?
You need not answer if you do not wish to. Tell me, what is
Lyon attempting to do? I still have things I intend to ask him.
You wish to speak to Prince Lyon? You really don't know
anything, do you?
What do you mean? Is there something wrong with Lyon? What do
...... I'll tell you all I know, if you would like. However, I
think you will not thank me once you hear it. It all began one year
ago... That was when the emperor died. The emperor's health worsened,
and then he...
Hold. What are you talking about? One year ago? That's before
Grado's invasion of Renais began. And I just saw the emperor. I killed
him with my own hands.
Allow me to continue in the order in which everything occurred.
One year ago, the emperor died of the illness that had plagued him.
Prince Lyon was devastated. He fell into an endless despair. He felt
unworthy to take the throne, unable to rule without his father.
He then began to look for a way to overturn his father's demise.
He wanted to resurrect him--
Wait, resurrect him?
Yes. As you know, the Stone of Grado is possessed of...unique
powers. It was once used to seal away the Demon King, and it alone held
the dark one's soul. It burned within with the Demon King's rage, and
we called it the Fire Emblem. Prince Lyon and a team of mages skilled
in ancient lore hoped to harness its energies. I remember the joy in
Prince Lyon's eyes when he spoke of using it to save lives.
Prince Lyon told us he intended to use the Fire Emblem to
restore the emperor. His death had been kept from the public, but
rumors were beginning to fly. We knew we had to hurry, before the
people learned the truth of the emperor's death. Prince Lyon dedicated
himself to research, skipping meals, foregoing sleep... And
I wasn't there, so I did not witness it firsthand. By the time I
arrived, the deed had already been done. The Fire Emblem had been
shattered, split in two. One was a Sacred Stone, and the other...
(Flashback, Lyon and Vigarde are in Sacred Stone realm)
1 year ago
(Knoll runs up to them)
Prince Lyon! What's happened? Prince...
Oh, hello, it's you... What was your name again? Ah yes, Knoll.
You're one of my researchers. I've glad tidings for you. My father is
(They walk up to Vigarde. His eyes are closed.)
Come, Father... Open your eyes.
(He opens his eyes)
Your... Your Majesty! This is incredible! Prince Lyon, what
miracle is this? It cannot be! What--? What is that stone?
This? This is the Dark Stone. It bears even more power than any
Sacred Stone. I extracted and condensed all of the magic bound within
the Fire Emblem. The Dark Stone's power is what gave my father back the
spark of life.
The Dark Stone...?
Now that the Dark Stone is mine, I have no need for this empty
(Prince Lyon breaks the Sacred Stone)
P-Prince Lyon! The Sacred Stone... What have you done?
They are all in the way. The Sacred Stones, I mean. Four more
remain, and they must all be destroyed. The only stone we need now is
this Dark Stone of mine.
After that... His Majesty ordered the invasion of Renais, as
Prince Lyon asked him to. Father MacGregor grew concerned with Prince
Lyon's health. He tried several times to dissuade him from his path.
Prince Lyon executed him personally. I, too, was branded a traitor and
arrested. My execution was scheduled for tomorrow.
Lyon... Where is he now?
Would that I knew. Prince Lyon frightens me now. He
He's... Lyon is my friend.
(Knoll leads them to the place where Sacred Stone used to be)
This way, Prince Ephraim. I believe it's here...
What is it? What is this place?
This is the former resting place of the Stone of Grado, the Fire
Emblem. We've kept the Sacred Twins of Grado here as well. If we're
still lucky, they may still be here.
The Sacred Twins... Those are the ancient weapons once wielded
by the founders of our nation. Let's see if I remember my studies...
Emperor Grado's were the magic tome Gleipnir and Garm, the black axe.
That is correct. You know your history well.
Yeah, it's something I learned long ago from Lyon.
Well, let's see if they're still here, shall we?
Prince Ephraim. Here... I've found the Sacred Twin relics.
And here they are... Yet I don't understand. The Sacred Stone
was destroyed, but these were left untouched? Why?
I know not... Perhaps... No, never mind. It's an idle thought.
Prince Ephraim, please take these relics with you.
Is that all right?
Yes. I want you to have them. And maybe... Maybe someone else
wanted you to have them as well.
(Everyone is back in the throne room. Frelia's pegasus messenger flies
You've come at a good time, soldier. I want you to take a
message to Frelia. Actually...
We've received dire news from Jehanna! It's about Princess
Eirika and Prince Innes... They're under attack by Grado forces led by
Tiger Eye and Moonstone.
Caellach Tiger Eye and Valter Moonstone... They're supposed to be
the most powerful of Grado's imperial generals. For them to have
abandoned the capital and led the battle into Jehanna...
The Knights of Rausten have ridden to the eastern front to
aid Frelia, but the enemy attacks have been brutal. I fear for their
We march for Jehanna immediately! We will rescue Eirika.
B-but even if we leave now, we will not make it in
We'll make it. Rest easy on that. Eirika is my sister. That
one will never lay down her blade. And I am Eirika's brother. There is
no way I'll let my sister die!