Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
Chapter 8: It's a Trap!
(Eirika is in the castle with Orson and Seth)
This way, Princess Eirika. Prince Ephraim is being kept in a
cell back here.
Very well, let's go.
...Sir Orson. How long ago were you taken prisoner?
Some two weeks past. Prince Ephraim and I were forced to surrender.
We've been held captive here in this dungeon since that black day.
Did you gain any news from your captors during that time?
Unfortunately, no. Not a word... Our daily meal was brought to
us by servants from the neighboring village. They were instructed not
to speak to us, and we heard nothing of the war. Tell me, Seth. How
...Renais has fallen. King Fado... The king is dead.
Dead... My King... My apologies, Princess Eirika. I have served
You're not to blame, Sir Orson. We must look to the future, not
find fault in the past. The Grado army pursues me in hopes of acquiring
my bracelet. My brother wears this bracelet's twin, and he is in
Bracelet? Ah, I remember... Prince Ephraim still wears the
bracelet. And Grado is after them? If that's the case, Princess...
Perhaps you should entrust the bracelets to someone else.
Give them to me or Seth. Let someone you trust guard them. If
the empire desires you bracelet, you are in danger as long as you hold
it. For your own safety, Your Highness, please. What say you? We must
not allow the Sacred Stone of Renais to be taken.
Everything you say is true and sensible, yet...
(Seth steps in front of Eirika)
... Sir Orson. I am sorry for this, but please give me your
What are you talking about, Seth? Can't you see I'm unarmed? Do
you think they allow prisoners weapons? What kind of injury have you
taken that you suggest such foolishness?
If I am mistaken, then I will give you all due apologies.
However, there are questions I have that I cannot answer. Too many
questions. Why did no enemy reinforcements come from the castle during
our battle outside? Why would you escape your cell and yet leave Prince
Ephraim in chains? How do you know of the tie between the bracelets and
the Sacred Stone?
Seth, there is some misunderstanding here. I...
And why... Why do you conceal a blade within your doublet?
...Very well. You haven't changed a bit, Seth. If only Eirika
had been alone. You, however, simply will not be deceived.
Orson! What is the--
Orson. Why did you betray Renais?
My fondest with will be granted... To spend the rest of my days
in the embrace of my loving wife once more...
What are you saying?
(Some enemies and Tirado come up to Orson, Seth, and Eirika)
That's enough. You've done well, Orson. I'll take over now. You
may return to your beloved wife.
(Orson's sprite turns red, it means he joins the enemies, then he
Who are you?
We've never met. I am Tirado. Loyal and talented aide to
Valter, general of the Grado army.
You're that monster's--
And you are General Seth of Renais, yes? I thought to catch a
little bird in my net, and it seems instead I've snared a hawk.
Where is my brother?!
Ah, yes. Your brother. He's not here. The coward fled Lord
Valter's pursuit... Somehow, he escaped the castle. And escaping under
these conditions... Tch! Such stubbornness is quite annoying. It was my
cunning that led us to turn this unfortunate blunder to our advantage.
I spread the rumors myself. I led the villagers to believe he was our
prisoner. What better trap with which to catch his sweet, devoted
My brother escaped?
Yes, but your no-doubt emotional reunion will have to wait
until the afterlife. Let's end this, shall we? First, to destroy the
bridge and cut off your only avenue of escape... All soldiers to arms!
Kill the princess! Take her bracelet!
(The bridge collapse, Tirado goes to the throne, soldiers occupying the
Princess Eirika, we have to get away from this place!
But how? The bridge is gone!
Oh, Brother... I'm so sorry... I...
(At the beginning of turn 2, Ephraim, Forde, and Kyle appear from the
hall in the southwest)
Prince Ephraim, I hear sounds from the east corridor. Sounds like
Do you think it could be General Seth and Princess Eirika?
We have to goals here, men:
save Eirika and vanquish the
enemy. Kyle. Forde. Are you ready?
Yes, Your Highness.
Lord Ephraim, we should join forces with Princess Eirika first.
We should be able to reach them by way of the eastern corridor.
Come now, Kyle. That seems like a lot of trouble when we could
just crush Grado between us.
ďA lot of trouble? Forde, you're as insolent as you are
careless! If anything were to happen to Princess Eirika, we Knights of
Fine, fine. I see where you stand. Calm down, before you boil
over. Prince Ephraim will decide. How shall we proceed, Your
We await your command, Prince Ephraim.
Both of you, follow me!
(If you talk to Ephraim with Eirika)
Eirika, are you well?
Brother!? Is it really-- You're alive! You're alive!
Well, of course I am. After we escaped Renvall, I thought I'd
strike a blow against the emperor himself. When I heard that you'd been
waylaid by the enemy, however, I turned back to find you. Looks like my
timing was impeccable.
I'm so sorry. The irony is that I was trying to rescue you. All
I did was interfere with your plans...
What are you talking about? You came to help me, didn't you?
Your efforts alone are enough to inspire me. Come on, Eirika! The enemy
(If you talk to Ephraim with Seth)
General Seth! You're safe!
Princess Eirika is safe as well. I'm afraid I have much news to
relate to you. That will have to wait, though. For now, we must cut our
way out of here.
Yes. Let's conclude our business here before we talk of other
matters. Come on!
(If you talk to Forde with Franz)
Ha! Franz! How've you been?
I should ask you! We'd heard you were captured by Grado's men. I
Worried? I ride with Prince Ephraim, little brother. Death will
have a tough time catching anyone who rides with our prince! But it's
not like we've avoided trouble altogether, that's for sure. Hm? Say,
have you grown taller on me?
I have. I've also finished my training. I'm now a sworn Knight
of Renais. You just watch--I'm going to be on par with General Seth one
You want to be like the general, eh? ...What about me?
Oh I... I still want to be like you, too, Brother!
(If you talk to Kyle with Seth)
Well met, Kyle. I never thought for a moment that you could be
No, sir! And I never doubted that I would see you again.
Kyle. About Orson...
We heard it all. Unbelievable, isn't it? But facts are facts.
Yes. If Orson can turn his back on Renais... We remaining knights
will have to work all the harder to prove ourselves! Let's go, Kyle.
(When you fight Tirado)
Hmm... My men were unable to finish the job, were they? It
falls on me to show you my own special brand of power.
(When you beat Tirado)
Very...impressive... However... I expect you'll wish you'd died
here on my steel. Lord Valter is...not nearly as merciful as I...
(When you take the throne)
I worried you, didn't I, Eirika? And you as well,
Not at all. We're happy you're safe. But tell me, Prince, do you
know of Orson's treachery against you and all of Renais?
Yes, though I learned of it all too late, after we'd been
trapped at Renvall. I still find it difficult to believe that after all
his years of service to Renais... I am morally responsible for his
(Myrrh walks up)
What is it, Myrrh?
Something's coming... It's drawing near. Dark...big...and great
I understand. It looks like we should get out of here.
Um, Brother? This girl... Her hair is indigo... Where
Ah, that's a long story. For now, we must move. Suffice to say
Emperor Vigarde has enlisted some... otherworldly powers. We must warn
everyone of the danger.