Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
Chapter 19A: Last Hope
The Sacred Stone of Renais has been broken. Constant strife with dark
creatures has made the group's progress near impossible. Princess
L’Arachel of Rausten suggests they pay a visit to Rausten Court. It is
here that the final Sacred Stone is sealed away. L’Arachel rides
cheerfully toward her homeland with the company in tow.
(L’Arachel, the twins, Innes and Myrrh ride up to Mansel in
Home at last. My dear, sweet palace. Uncle, I've returned.
Oh, L’Arachel! It's good to see you safe!
Of course I'm safe, Uncle. Evil can never defeat the forces
Ha! You're exactly right, my dear! Now tell me, who are our
Pontifex Mansel of Rausten, allow me to introduce myself. I am
Eirika, Princess of Renais. I come to you today as an emissary of
And I am Ephraim, Prince of Renais. I come with Eirika to warn
you of the danger our world faces.
It began when...
(Screen blacks out and comes back)
...Hmm, I see. That is a tough tale to swallow all at once...
However, I have heard of the fell creatures in Darkling Woods.
L’Arachel. You will need the Stone of Rausten if we have any hope of
That is so, Uncle. I would like permission to open the
Hmm... There's no need to rush yourself so, L’Arachel. You're
home again, in this blessed haven. You should rest.
How can I relax until I know that our Sacred Stone is safe?
At the least, I'd like to ensure that the temple seal is intact. Oh...
Is something amiss?
I think we'll take a night to rest after all. Everyone is so
exhausted. My dear friend Eirika especially has had a very trying time
(L’Arachel and Eirika are in a room. Eirika is looking sad.)
Don't look so sad. It wreaks such havoc on your beauty.
L’Arachel. I... What should I do? Lyon was one of my dearest
friends... I feel so helpless. There's nothing I can do to help him...
Your friend is gone, Eirika. All that remains is the Demon
King, masquerading as Lyon. For the good of all humanity, he must be
defeated. Ah... If only it truly were that easy, though.
Eirika... I never knew Prince Lyon. I cannot pretend to
understand the sadness you must feel. However, I do know this... If the
Lyon you hold so dear were here with you today... What do you think he
would want you to do?
I can't... ......
There's no need to rush, Eirika. Take your time and think it
through. You need to find your own answer. Now then, it's about time we
found ourselves something to eat. It's hard to be optimistic on an
(Eirika turns back to normal)
Yes, I'll be right there. Thank you, L’Arachel.
(Screen goes outside. It's dark and you can only see a single soldier.
There is a voice coming from off-screen)
??? (from the left):
Heh heh heh... Guard duty? At this time of night? Such
a diligent soldier.
Huh?! Who goes there?
??? (from the right):
Where are you looking? I'm over here.
??? (from the left):
No, no, here. I'm over here.
??? (from the right):
What's wrong? I'm right here. Heh heh heh...
??? (from the left):
Is the darkness too deep for you to penetrate? Can't
you see what the night is hiding?
(Riev and a Druid teleport in and kill the soldier)
Heh heh heh... Humans will never conquer darkness. The guardian
of light, Rausten, will drown in a never-ending night. Come, my
pretties. It's time to go. The day of Rausten's destruction has at long
(Soldier rides up to Mansel)
Your Holiness! There's been an attack! We think it's Grado's
men, fleeing from Frelia's forces. However, they've breached the palace
defenses at multiple points.
The imperial guard is at a terrible disadvantage of numbers
right now. It's less a battle than a slaughter. I'm not sure they will
be able to hold out until the Knights of Rausten arrive.
How has this happened? Our sacred capital invaded? I must...
Uncle, please, you must keep yourself safe. We can take care
of this. Is everyone ready to go?
(Eirika comes out)
Princess Eirika, please?Prince Ephraim and I will handle this.
Seth, it’s all right. Eirika can take care of herself. Isn’t
that right, Eirika?
Yes. I’m sorry if I troubled you.
Let’s go. We have to protect Pontifex Mansel.
(At the beginning
of the battle)
Heh heh heh... The day is coming, and
swiftly... The day of our triumph, our vengeance! Self-righteous fools
of Rausten! Where are your miracles now?! March on! March, minions of
the Demon King! Your time is upon you! Tonight, we claim not only
Pontifex Mansel's sad life, but also Rausten's Sacred Stone! Heh heh
heh... You cretin, Mansel... I will have my revenge. You should never
have excommunicated me. The Demon King will be your new master!
(View shifts to Eirika)
Lyon?You were so selfless. Your
generosity seemed to flow from a bottomless well. I’m so sorry, Lyon. I
couldn’t save you. But I know what you would have wanted. I know it as
I know my own name. So watch, Lyon. I will defeat the Demon King.
(When you fight Riev)
Heh heh heh... One Sacred Stone remains. Once it is destroyed,
darkness will consume the world. What will you do? Will you cower in
fear? Heh heh heh...
(If you defeat Riev)
Heh heh heh... No! No! It’s been so long. I got carried away. I’d best
stop and withdraw for now. Follow mw. Come to Darkling Woods... The
Demon King awaits your pleasure...
(When you win the battle)
Behold. Victory is ours!
Yes, we did it
somehow. I wonder if everyone else is OK.
you find your answer?
Yes. Thank you, L’Arachel. Your
words guided me.
My-my words? It was nothing?Come,
we should find the Sacred Stone. If anything were to happen to it?br>
L’Arachel? Your face is flushed. Is anything amiss?
N-no, it’s nothing. Nothing at all!
(L’Arachel, Innes, the twins and Myrrh go inside the realm)
I’m holding it in my very hand! The Stone of Rausten! Its
glorious radiance suits my complexion, wouldn’t you say?
This is it. The last one. The last remaining Sacred Stone.
It is. And the time to defeat the Demon King draws near.
We should be leaving. We have to act before those creatures
gain more momentum.
Yes. We should make haste. The poison spreads. It is growing
Darkling Woods... Where the Demon King fell...
(They go back to the hall)
L’Arachel, must you leave so soon? You've only just returned,
and you have to leave?
Uncle, defeating evil is the highest calling I can perform.
Of course, my dear. It is a divine calling, but...
You needn't worry, Uncle. After all, I'm not on my own. I
have my friends.
I see. You've been blessed, L’Arachel. Blessed with many good
I am indeed, Uncle. And they, in turn, are blessed with me!
Farewell, Uncle. I shall return. Once evil has been vanquished, we'll
all return safe and sound.
Hold on. Not so fast now. I have something I wish to present to
To me, Your Holiness?
Yes, Princess. I'd like you to accept this gift.
What is it?
Oh! Aren't those... Aren't those the Sacred Twins of Rausten?
That's right, dear niece. These are the weapons of Saint
Latona, most holy father of Rausten. Here, we have glorious Ivaldi, and
its twin, the divine Staff of Latona. I will also spare some
funding to feed and arm your forces. After all, these is much that you
must do before you leave these halls.
(Got Ivaldi, Latona, and 10,000 Gold)
So they are the blessed Latona's most sacred relics... Is
I know the law, L’Arachel. The relics must never leave the
temple, with the sole exception of the occasional ascension ceremony,
but I think that, when the world needs saving, we can make the odd
That's my uncle!
You will return them, of course... once you've finished your
task. Princess Eirika, I would have your oath on this.
Of course. You have my word. We shall return safely, and we
shall restore your relics.
Darkling Woods is home to naught but demons now. Indeed, I
hear tell that none who enter its borders ever leave again. We ought to
stock up on supplies in town before we set out.
Yes, we must be as prepared as possible before we set out. I
don’t want to take any reckless chances with our lives.
(If there are 6 or more NPCs alive when the battle ends)
My beloved countrymen! The combat was fierce, but you
protected the palace honorably. The valorous Knights of Rausten shall
live on in story and song!
Thank you, my lady. As always, it is our honor to serve.
Princess Eirika, before you leave, please take this sword. We pray for
your swift and safe return!
I appreciate your gift. I swear I will not allow your valor to
As long as the righteousness of justice fills our hearts,
how can we lose? Men, I ask that you watch after my dear uncle.
You have our world, my lady. In the twin names of justice and
(Got a Light Brand)
(Lagdou Ruins and Melkaen Coast appear, followed by the Black Temple)