Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
Chapter 12A: Village of Silence
(Eirika's group is running down a mountain path. Eirika's going a bit
slower then everyone else)
Perhaps we should rest, milady. Master Saleh, is it much farther?
We're close. It's only half a day ahead.
I would ask for a moment's rest before continuing. We are all
exhausted. We can go no farther today.
No, Seth. I'll be fine. We must not be delayed by my weakness.
Whew... Hah... I didn't realize we'd be climbing so high.
(Eirika appears to hop up and down)
...As I warned you before we set out, the footing here can be
Do you people truly live in this place? These barren crags seem
unfit for human habitation...
Material wealth brings strife. We've no need of these things. In
this, we are of one mind with the Great Dragon.
The Great Dragon?
(A bunch of monsters appear)
Ah! Princess Eirika, watch out!
More monsters... Master Saleh, do these creatures normally
inhabit this region?
No... Those things come from Darkling Woods. It's been a long
time since they've wandered this far afield. It's as the elder says...
Evil omens take many shapes.
It looks like those fiends have noticed us as well. We
should move, Eirika.
(At the beginning of turn 1)
I'm concerned for Ewan as well. I'll go with you. I hope he is
(Saleh joins your team. Screen goes north, Ewan is being chased by a
Hey! Wa-wait a moment. We can work this out... You, uh, aren't
interested in talking, are you? Aaaaaa...
(Ewan runs into a house, the monster stays outside the house)
Where'd all those freaks come from? I've got to get back and warn
everyone... But... I do wonder if Grandmother is all right.
(If you visit the lower house with Tethys)
Ewan! Are you all right?
Yeah. I tried to fight those monsters. And you know what? I
killed four of 'em! With my magic! That's pretty good, huh?
What am I going to do with you? Anyway, it's not safe here.
Come with me, Ewan.
...... You-you don't believe me... You watch and see. I'll show
you how far I've come!
(Ewan joins your team)
(If you visit the lower house with Saleh)
Ewan... You're safe.
Oh, Teacher! It's you! You probably had to fight a ton of
creatures to get here! You're the best! I hope I can study with you
I've told you before... My mission is my life. If you wish to
learn magic, you'd be better served by another.
No way. I wanna be just like you. Why would I go study
somewhere else? Wait... You've gotta go out on a mission again, don't
you! Take me with you! I've practiced a lot. I can already use all the
magic you taught me!
...... Well, you seem quite adamant. All right. You may
accompany me. I think being with me might be safer than remaining on
(Ewan joins your team)
(If you visit the lower house with Eirika)
Ewan! How wonderful. So youíre safe, are you?
Yep. I took
care of a whole mess of those things. More of Ďem might show up at any
time, so Iíll just follow you to the village. Thatís all right, isnít
I guess so... Itís probably safer than leaving you here by
yourself. Letís stick together, Ewan.
(Ewan joins your team)
(If you visit the lower house with someone else)
You were one of
the people with my teacher, weren't you? You think I can fight at your
side? I can use the magic my teacher taught me. Well, what do you say?
(Ewan joins your team)
(If you visit the upper house)
I can't believe monsters have appeared here in the realm of the
Great Dragon. What is this world coming to? This staff you help to
protect you against the beasts. Please travel safely.
(Got a Barrier Staff)
(When you win the battle)
(The screen goes to Saleh talking to Grandmother)
Saleh? Is that you, Saleh? Tell me, is the Great Dragon
I'm sorry, Elder. I searched to the west, but I found nothing.
Is that so... Hm? Who's that with you?
I am Innes, prince of Frelia. The circumstances of our journey
have led us here. We would like to pass through.
Hmmm... We of Caer Pelyn have turned away from the world
outside. The Great Dragon alone holds all our honor and esteem. In this
place, princes and pauper are equals. Do you have a problem with that?
...No. I understand.
Hm... Well then, be welcomed as guests in our homes. I see
some of you are injured. You should use this rock moss. We have little
beyond what we need, but we will prepare food and bedding. You can rest
as long as you like.
We've no wish to trouble you. We'd just as soon pass straight
Don't let your pride drive you to foolishness. That girl
there looks like she's ready to collapse at any moment. She's ill from
the height of the mountain. Saleh, prepare some tea for the lass.
Thank you, Elder...
Call me Grandmother, child. That is what the villages call
(Screen goes inside a house, Eirika's group and Grandmother are inside)
Uh... Grandmother, may I ask you a question? This Great
Ah, the inquisitiveness of youth. Come, lass, listen to my
words. The Great Dragon is...a blessing, one that watches over all
mankind. Why, in days long past, when the Demon King appeared...
Demon King? Are you speaking of the legend of the Sacred
Stones? The hero Grado used the power of the five Sacred Stones to
defeat and seal away--
No, no, that's not right at all. Ah, how quickly did
mankind forget its debt to the Great Dragon. To hear the story now, one
would think humans alone brought about victory. That is a gross
mistelling of the tale. Only through the Great Dragon's strength could
the Demon King be sealed away!
The Great Dragon and the Demon King...
Mankind may have forgotten its debt, but the Great Dragon
never forgets. It watches over the bones of the Demon King in Darkling
Woods. It keeps the Demon King's dark brood from swarming the world of
men. The Great Dragon's vigilance alone has kept us safe from their
Is that so? I'm... I'm sorry, I never knew...
Hmph. You don't need to know everything, but you should
Yet, Grandmother, we encountered those creatures on the way
here. And they have begun to appear in the land we live in as well.
What does this mean?
Ah... You have seen the effects of the omen that has
appeared in the south. There is an energy there that has fouled the air
and darkened the sky. The Great Dragon left Darkling Woods and went
south to investigate. We of the village wished to protect the Great
Dragon, so I sent my grandson, Saleh, as long as well. But they became
embroiled in battle, and the Great Dragon disappeared. Since that time,
there's been no sign of the Great Dragon either here or abroad. We grew
worried and directed Saleh to look for any trace of the Great Dragon. I
am worried that the source of that foul energy may be responsible.
A foul energy... From the south? Myrrh said something similar
to this, too. Is the Great Dragon you speak of...one of the Manakete?
Manakete?!? How dare you speak so of the Great Dragon!
But if you've seen the noble Myrrh, perhaps I can proceed
more quickly. You see, our Great Dragon took the form of Mistress Myrrh
in her travels. And you tell me that you have seen the Great Dragon
Yes. Myrrh was with my brother.
What?! Where is this brother of yours!?
He leads a force of men against Grado. Myrrh rides beside him.
Saleh, this is urgent! You must leave for Grado at once
and rescue the Great Dragon!
Understood. I will...
Oh, where are you off to? If you're going to Grado, the
swiftest route takes you through Jehanna. It would be to your advantage
to join us in our journey for a time. It's far safer then being on your
You have a point... Mistress Eirika, protecting the Great Dragon
is my duty. Please allow me to travel with you on the road ahead.
(Screen goes outside to Grandmother and Eirika's group)
We are in your debt, Matron.
Not at all. All of our guidance comes from the Great
Yes, I know. The road to Jehanna lies here.
Grandmother, thank you so much for everything.
I know you'll help the Great Dragon, but please look after
Saleh as well. He's not very personable, but he's the only grandchild I