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Embracing Fate
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Event Characters Volke: Man of Mysteries Tanith: Bright Blade Astrid: Resolute Damsel Marcia: Petulant Knight
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Rewards[]

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200 10200 10200 10200 10
250 50 1,500250 50 1,500250 50 1,500250 50 1,500
300Volke Man of Mysteries Face FC.webp Volke's B Conversation300Tanith Bright Blade Face FC.webp Tanith's B Conversation300Astrid Resolute Damsel Face FC.webp Astrid's B Conversation300Marcia Petulant Knight Face FC.webp Marcia's B Conversation
350 50 1,500350 50 1,500350 50 1,500350 50 1,500
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800Volke Man of Mysteries Face FC.webp Volke's A Conversation800Tanith Bright Blade Face FC.webp Tanith's A Conversation800Astrid Resolute Damsel Face FC.webp Astrid's A Conversation800Marcia Petulant Knight Face FC.webp Marcia's A Conversation
900 300900 300900 300900 300
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1,900 3001,900 3001,900 3001,900 300
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3,500 103,500 103,500 103,500 10

Special conversations[]

Embracing Fate[]

Embracing Fate - Opening[]

English
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Tanith
Are you tired already? The tip of
your lance is sagging, girl. What
are you going to do, stab my foot?

Marcia
Yes, ma'am! I mean—no, ma'am!
Hiyah!

Tanith
Pathetic! With stamina like that, you'd
never survive a real battle! I'm adding
200 push-ups to your regimen.
The Holy Guard does not tolerate
weaklings. And don't think you can
get out of this with a letter again!

Marcia
Eeek! Yes, D-Deputy Commander!

Sharena
Wow. Tanith sure is passionate
about getting Marcia into fighting
form, isn't she?

Astrid
Even among the Begnion Holy Guard,
Lady Tanith is extraordinarily capable.
Few pegasus knights are her equal.
As deputy commander, the burden
of protecting Empress Sanaki must
weigh heavily on her shoulders.

Sharena
Oh, you mean the Holy Guard that
Sigrun commands? They're really
nice!

Astrid
The very same. Though they are far
from Begnion, it is clear that the
Holy Guard remain ever vigilant.
Their sense of duty is admirable.
I'm sure I could learn a thing or
two from such dedication.

Marcia
Oh, crackers... I thought that torture
would never end...
Can my luck get any worse? Even
after getting summoned to a whole
other world, nothing's changed.
Seriously, how am I STILL getting
hounded by the deputy commander?
How the heck is that fair?!
Sharena
Great work today, Marcia!

Marcia
Oh, Princess Sharena and Astrid!
You...didn't see all that earlier, right?
That would be way too embarrassing.

Astrid
Not at all. I dare say you held up
quite well, given what I've heard
about Lady Tanith's training regimen.
I see the Holy Guard's reputation
is well-deserved. It makes me want
to train even harder!

Marcia
Ha... I've only got 147 push-ups left.
You can get started on that training
right now by taking over for me.
Whew! I'm tuckered out.

Sharena
Hmm... Oh, how about this? Alfonse
mentioned needing to take care of
some bandits the other day.
Why don't we handle it for him?
It'd be helping the Order, and
helping us train!

Marcia
Sure, whatever. I'm about to pass
out here...
Drop by the barracks when you
need me, but fair warning: I'll be
counting sheep for a while.

Astrid
I'm not ready to turn in just yet, but
I'll see you two later. Take care!

Astrid
...I may be a knight, but without any
real experience, is it really right to
call myself one?
I'll have to train twice as hard as
Marcia to even have a hope of
making up for lost time!
Wait, what's this on the ground?
Did somebody drop it?
It's some kind of notebook... But
who could it belong to?

Tanith
Now then, time to... What the—?!
Where did my notebook go? I know
I had it this morning!
I must have dropped it, but where?
If that notebook falls into the wrong
hands... Goddess help me.
Japanese
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タニス
なにをへばっている!
槍を持つ手が下がっているぞ!
もっと気合いを入れろ!

マーシャ
は、はいっ!
やぁっ! はぁっ!

タニス
それが終わったら腕立てを200回だ!
ベグニオン聖天馬騎士団の
意地を見せてみろ!
今度は「やめます」の紙切れ一枚で
行方をくらますなど、許さんからな!

マーシャ
は、はいぃぃっ!
はぁっ、はひぃっ…!

シャロン
うわー。タニスさんの指導
すごく熱が入っていますね!

ステラ
タニス様はベグニオン騎士団でも
優れた人材が揃う聖天馬騎士団の要。
サナキ様をお守りするために選抜された
神使親衛隊の副長を務められるお方です。

シャロン
あっ! 知ってますよ!
シグルーンさんが隊長を務められている
親衛隊ですよね。

ステラ
ここ、アスクにおいても
厳しさを以て自らの使命を
果たそうとされているのでしょう。
私も見習いたいものです…

マーシャ
はぁ、はぁっ…
や、やっと終わりました…。
まさか、異界に来て早々
副長と再会してしまうなんて…
シャロン
お疲れ様です、マーシャさん!

マーシャ
あ、シャロン王女にステラさん。
もしかしてさっきの訓練、見ていました?
お恥ずかしい姿を…

ステラ
ご苦労様です。さすがは噂に名高い
ベグニオン天馬騎士団の訓練…
強さの理由を垣間見た気がいたします。
私も身が引き締まりました。

マーシャ
そ、それなら私の代わりに
訓練に出てくれてもいいんですよ?
もう私はヘロヘロです…

シャロン
そういえば、近々
わたしたちが出撃する
賊の討伐任務があるようです。
頑張りましょうねっ!
マーシャさん、ステラさん!

マーシャ
は、はい、こちらこそ
よろしくお願いします…
今日はもう体力の限界なので
部屋に戻らせていただきますね…

ステラ
私はもう少し訓練していきます。
シャロン王女、マーシャさん
また後日…

ステラ
はっ! せいっ…!
私は騎士としては駆け出しの身、
実戦経験が心もとない分、
訓練で補わないと…
あら? これは…?
なにかが落ちていますね。
手帳のようですが
いったい誰のでしょうか?

タニス
……!?
な、ない!? どこにもない!
今朝も確認したはずなのに…!
まさか落としてしまったというのか。
あれが誰かの手に渡ってしまうと
私は……

Embracing Fate - C[]

English
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Tanith
Excuse me. Is the proprietress of this
establishment here?

Anna
I sure am! Welcome to the Askr
Branch of the Ylisse Division of
Anna & Company.
From flails to foodstuffs and charms
to cures, we’ve got you covered. Just
ask, and we’ll even deliver!

Tanith
I’d like to employ someone’s services.
If I asked for a…fireman, would you
know where to find one?

Anna
Oh! Well, that’s unexpected. I can do
that, but I’m afraid it’s going to take
some time to arran–

Tanith
Please, this is extremely urgent! We
cannot tarry a moment longer.

Volke
Hmph. You must be in dire straits
to be looking for me.

Anna
Whoa! Volke, have you been here
the whole time? You startled me!

Volke
Not my problem. Now, how about
you explain what you want to hire
me for, Deputy Commander.

Tanith
I see you’re as professional as ever.

Volke
…So you just need me to find that
notebook, right? Got it.

Tanith
To be more precise, I need it to be
recovered before anyone has a
chance to see its contents.

Volke
My policy is to take on any job if the
price is right, but this…
I’m more in the business of making
nuisances disappear.
Shouldn’t you be asking for someone
who’s better suited to tracking down
lost items?

Tanith
Perhaps. But time is not on my side,
and I cannot allow this spark to turn
into an inferno.

Volke
An inferno, hm? You’ve caught my
interest, I’ll give you that.

Tanith
Both of us have been in Askr for
only a handful of days.
But even so, I have full confidence
that you could scrounge up any
scarp of intel in less than a week.

Volke
Hah. I wouldn’t even need that long.
It’d take three days, tops.

Tanith
Then all the more reason it should be
you. And so, I must ask once again.
You have been informed of the
details. You know your objective.
Now name your price.

Volke
Straight to business, then. This is
gonna cost you a hundred thousand.

Tanith
O-one hundred thousand gold?!
Simply to locate a lost item?

Farina
Wait a minute, one hundred
thousand? But I’d only charge
twenty! That’s highway robbery!

Anna
This seems to be pretty important,
so you might want to stay out of this
one, Farina.

Tanith
If that is what it takes…so be it. You
will have your hundred thousand.
And as for the notebook itself… Read
it and your fee is forfeit.

Volke
Got it. Then, we have a contract. I’ll
find this notebook and bring it back.
Make sure you have my fee next
time we meet.
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Embracing Fate - B[]

English
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Marcia
Oh, chestnuts… At this rate, I’m not
gonna have any energy left for the
real battle!

Astrid
Today’s training was tough, wasn’t it?
Perhaps we should take a break–it
looks like you can barely even more.

Marcia
Haaa… I bet my brother would have
turned tail and ran after the very
first day of this.

Astrid
I didn’t know you had a brother!
Truthfully, it’s hard to imagine anyone
related to you ever giving up.

Marcia
Let’s just say he can be…difficult. But
even if he can be a real pain in the
rear, I still love him.

Astrid
I see… Oh! I almost forgot. I stumbled
upon this notebook the other day.

Marcia
Wow, what a pretty cover! Whoever
it belongs to must really cherish it.

Astrid
Hmm… Then why was it lying on the
ground near where you and Lady
Tanith were training, of all places?

Marcia
Good question… Well, I’ve never
seen it before in my life, so it’s
definitely not mine.

Astrid
Then…could it by Lady Tanith’s?

Marcia
Knowing the deputy commander,
there’s no way she would forget to
write her name somewhere on it.
Besides, it’s too flimsy to be an
officer’s notebook. It would get bent
out of shape right quick.

Astrid
Well, I can’t argue with that…

Marcia
Anyway, tomorrow’s the big day,
right? We’re gonna give those
bandits the what-for!

Astrid
Indeed. I will do my utmost to
fight well alongside you and
Princess Sharena.

Volke
Let’s see… Aside from missions,
Tanith rarely leaves the castle and its
immediate surroundings.
Her daily routine is limited to the
training grounds, the mess hall, and,
of course, her own quarters…

Mist
Oh! Aren’t you…

Volke
Hm? You’re one of Sir Greil’s… Heh.
Looks like more of the Mercenaries
are here in Askr than I thought.
That’s quite the load you’re carrying.
Off to wash those clothes, are you?

Mist
That’s right. Cooking, cleaning… I’m
doing everything I can to help my
brother and his friends!

Volke
Right, and I’m sure you must hear
plenty of things. Has anyone found
a lost item recently?

Tanith
…Then you have discovered who found
my notebook?!

Volke
Indeed. She is a knight of Begnion.
Summoned to Askr around the same
time we were, in fact.
Look no further that the lady of
House Damiell, Astrid.

Tanith
Hmm… Well, at least it’s someone I
know. Very good. Where is she now?

Volke
Well, that’s the thing…
She, along with Princess Sharena and
your subordinate Marcia, set out to
drive off some ban–

Tanith
Marcia is with them?! Oh, that will not
do. That will absolutely NOT do!

Volke
Tanith, hold on–where do you think
you’re running off to?!
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Embracing Fate - A[]

English
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Marcia
Get away from her, you fiends! That’s
right, get back!
Haaa… Are you hurt, Princess?
Sharena
No, but that was a close call. There
are way more bandits here than
I expected!

Astrid
Indeed. I’ve only just begun to stand
on my own two feet–I cannot afford
to fall here.

Tanith
Endangering the princess in some
harebrained scheme… Marcia, what’s
gotten into you?

Marcia
D-Deputy Commander?! What are
you doing here?

Tanith
We’ll speak later. For now, form up
behind me and don’t let a single
foe through!

Sharena
Amazing! We managed to drive them
away in no time at all!

Marcia
Sure, but…without the deputy
commander’s help, we’d have
been in a real pickle…

Tanith
Focus, Marcia. A soldier must always
be vigilant. As for you, Astrid, please
follow me.

Astrid
Yes, of course. Is there something
I should do to improve? I know how
lacking I am compared to Marcia…

Tanith
No, well… This is a separate topic.
I hear you picked up a certain lost
item: a notebook, to be precise.

Astrid
Oh, yes. I have it with me, in fact.
Here you go.

Tanith
That’s it! That’s my notebook!
You, er, didn’t happen to peruse its
contents, did you?

Astrid
Well, I was hoping that the owner had
written their name in the first few
pages…
But before long, I was too entranced
by all the beautiful poems inside to
put it down.
Did you…write these, Lady Tanith?

Tanith
Y-you did WHAT? Oh, Goddess…
I can’t believe you actually went and
read them…

Astrid
Oh, but the were all so wonderful!
I especially like the one about the
pious knight struggling against fate.
”Though Her light illuminates
countless paths, my wings can only
carry me as far as my will.”

Tanith
Enough! Erm, I mean…please, there
is really no need to read such drivel
out loud.
In any case, my subordinates must
never know that their “Great Demon”
has a hobby like this…
Please, my lady, it is imperative that
you not speak so much as a word of
this to anyone.

Astrid
I’m not sure I fully understand, but
very well. If that is what you wish,
I will keep this matter secret.

Marcia
Astrid, let’s– Oh, hey! So that
belongs to the deputy commander,
huh? Wait, what’s in it, anyway?

Tanith
That information is above your pay
grade, soldier! And don’t think I didn’t
notice your sloppy lancework ealier!

Marcia
Eeek! Sorry, Deputy Commander!
Please forgive me! I promise I’ll train
even harder tomorrow!

Tanith
Tomorrow? No, we’re starting now.
I’ll mold you into an exemplar of the
Holy Guard if it’s the last thing I do!

Marcia
R-right. I wouldn’t expect anything
less from you, Deputy Commander…
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Volke: Man of Mysteries[]

Volke: Man of Mysteries - C[]

English
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Volke
I heard from Commander Anna that
the Greil Mercenaries are alive and
well in this world… Good.

Ike
Ah, right. I had a feeling I would meet
you here eventually.

Volke
Here I thought you’d be surprised
to see me. So…is Greil here too?

Ike
He is…sort of. His situation is a little
different than ours. I’ve only
seem him during a festival.
But in that time, he told me that he
Greil Mercenaries were in my hands.

Volke
I see. Guess that makes you their
leader, then.

Ike
That’s right. Speaking of which, are
you still working on our last contract?

Volke
Obviously. I complete every job I
take. No exceptions. But there is
a small problem…

Ike
What is it?

Volke
As you know, I was only recently
summoned here.
If you want information on Tellius,
I can provide it. But this place? Askr?
All I have is surface knowledge.
I’m someone who specializes in
gathering intelligence, and there is
too much I still don’t know.

Ike
Your skills on the battlefield are
nothing to scoff at. I’m sure you
will be fine, but…

Volke
Give me three days. I’ll learn what
I need via my own methods.

Ike
All right. Three days it is.
Japanese
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フォルカ

Volke: Man of Mysteries - B[]

English
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Matthew
Another day, another mission…
Wait, who’s there? I’m at least good
enough to tell when I’m being tailed,
so you might as well show yourself.

Volke
You’re sharp. Must be in the same
line of work, then. I’m Volke. I was
summoned here the other day.

Matthew
Well then, Volke… I’m glad to hear
you’re an ally. You seem like you’d
be a pretty troublesome foe.

Volke
Like I said, you’re sharp. But I’m just
here for information. Obviously, I’ll
pay you for anything you can share.
For someone like me, good
information is worth its weight
in gold.

Matthew
What do you mean? We’re pretty
much allies now, right? There’s no
need to pay for it.

Volke
I want information…beyond what
you would give a normal ally.

Matthew
Ha, well aren’t you a cunning one.
All right, fair enough. Besides, it’d be
a waste to not use the information
Leila and I worked so hard to get.
However, information about the
young master or Eliwood is strictly
off the table.

Volke
That’s fine.

Matthew
I’m still not going to ask for any gold,
but… How about you just help us
the next time we’re in trouble?

Volke
Agreed. When the time comes, I’ll
give you a discount for my services.

Matthew
Quite the professional, huh?
Japanese
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フォルカ

Volke: Man of Mysteries - A[]

English
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Volke
Hmm… What’s that?

Volke
I’ve heard about this… It’s a shuriken,
a weapon from Hoshido.

Saizo
Looks like you dodged it. Now tell
me–why have you been sneaking
around the last few days?

Volke
I’m in intelligence, so I’m gathering
information on this place. That’s all.

Saizo
I don’t know who you are, but if you
hinder Lord Ryoma in any way, I will
strike you down without mercy.

Volke
Excessive loyalty can prove to be a
weakness at times.
I now know without trying who you
would risk your life to protect.

Saizo
Oh?

Volke
A ninja serving the High Prince of
Hoshido… Saizo the Fifth. And, of
course, the brother of Kaze.
A man of few words, honorable,
and someone even the prince
relies upon…

Saizo
Hmph…

Volke
And one more thing: You don’t like
sweets, do you?

Saizo
You’ve done your research. Should
I be impressed, or was all that meant
as a threat?

Volke
Like I said, I’m just gathering
information. Nothing more.
I have no intention of making an
enemy out of you. No profit in that.

Saizo
Then why are you gathering it?

Volke
So I can offer my services, obviously.
If you need help protecting Prince
Ryoma, I can lend you my strength.
…For a price.

Saizo
Don’t get any ideas–I am more than
enough to protect Lord Ryoma. Next
time you say otherwise, I’ll prove it.
If you know what’s good for you,
you’ll take that to heart and mind
your own business.

Volke
That shuriken looks pretty sharp.
Guess I’ll have to be more careful.

Saizo
Hmph… Volke, the fireman. He’s not
someone I can take lightly…
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フォルカ

Volke: Man of Mysteries - S[]

English
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Volke
It’s been three days, Ike. Here I am,
as promised.

Ike
Well, what did you find?

Volke
Everything I needed. The country of
Askr and the people who live in it…
It’s all very interesting.
I’m ready to continue with
our contract.

Ike
Got it. In that case, I want you to
keep assisting the Greil Mercenaries.
But before that… What do you think
of this county?

Volke
It’s a good country. The royalty and
citizens seem to be good people.
Everyone is making an effort to
support the country in some way,
however they can.
Soldiers, conquerors, and gods… All
united in a common cause. Lending
their strength to protect this country.

Ike
I’m glad it gave you that impression.
You did well to learn so much in
only three days.

Volke
I knew who to ask. People in my field
will usually talk…for the right price.
Oh, but there was one other person.
Well-informed, and surprisingly
talkative. Very useful.

Ike
Well-informed and talkative…

Gatekeeper
Ah… Ah-choo!
Brrr, winter here gets just as chilly
as in Fódlan…
Come to think of it, I haven’t seen
that older guy around today.
We talked about all sorts of stuff, but
he didn’t really say much… It’s rare
to meet such a great listener!
Unless…did I just never give him the
chance to say anything?! Oh no, next
time I see him I’ll definitely apologize!
Ah, right. Gotta focus on guarding
the gate! After all, it’s my duty to
protect the Order of Heroes!
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フォルカ

Tanith: Bright Blade[]

Tanith: Bright Blade - C[]

English
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Tanith
Deputy Commander of the Begnion
Holy Guard, Tanith, reporting
for duty.
Please forgive my tardiness, Empress.

Sanaki
Well met, Tanith. Or should I say,
welcome back.
Your strength shall be as much a
boon to the Order of Heroes as it
is to me.

Tanith
Still, I must apologize. I had no idea
that the apostle was aiding the
Kingdom of Askr in its time of need.
Had I been more attentive, you would
not have needed to place yourself in
such danger…

Sanaki
You fret overmuch, Tanith. I have
complete faith in the Holy Guard,
including you.

Tanith
I am unworthy of such praise,
Empress…but thank you. It is a
relief to see you are well.
I was beside myself with worry that
you had stepped on your cape and
tripped a sixth time…

Sanaki
D-don’t be silly! Five was quite
enough…and besides, that was
many years ago!

Sigrun
Ah, Tanith. As you know, our
orders are to support the apostle
here in Askr.

Tanith
Of course, Commander! I stand ready
to serve as your second, as always.

Sigrun
Indeed. But before I let you go, there
is a certain matter that you must be
made aware of.

Tanith
I am listening.

Sigrun
This may be hard to believe, but you
are not the first Tanith to arrive in
Askr and protect the Empress.

Tanith
I… I’m not sure I follow. I am quite
certain that I have never been
here before.

Sigrun
Yes, but…what if a version of you
from another world found her way
here first?
One who is just as adept at
protecting the Empress and
honoring our mission?
I’m not sure there’s a way to prepare
you for this, but… Well, she will be
here any moment.

Tanith
Wait, this is all… Another world?
Another…me? How is that possib–

Tanith
Deputy Commander of the Begnion
Hold Guard, Tanith, reporting in.

Tanith
(Great Goddess! Is that…a
wedding dress?!)
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Tanith
If I may speak freely, Commander…
Is that… Is she a version of me from
another world?

Sigrun
Correct. She was summoned to Askr
while you were away on your mission.

Tanith
Wait, hold on…

Tanith
Well, I suppose that means we are
co-deputy commanders, then. I look
forward to working with you.

Tanith
I… You… This… What?!

Sigrun
Oh my. I had hoped to lessen the
shock by telling her ahead of
time, but…

Tanith
WHAT IN THE GODDESS’S NAME
IS GOING ON HERE?!

Tanith
This might be harder than
we thought.

Tanith
Why is someone who looks just like
me dressed in such…such frilly,
frivolous attire?!
What possible reason could you
have for prancing around in a
WEDDING dress?!
Are you telling me you FIGHT like
that? And on a pegasus, no less?!

Tanith
Calm yourself, Tanith. This outfit is
due to…unforeseen circumstances.

Tanith
No! This is completely unacceptable!
How can a leader maintain discipline
while dressed as a bride?!
This cannot be real. I-I must be
dreaming. I have to wake up…
I have to get out of here.

Sigrun
Tanith, wait! Let us explain!
Hurry–we must give chase.

Tanith
Knowing me, I suppose that went
about as well as it could have…
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Tanith: Bright Blade - A[]

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Tanith
To think someone who looks like me
has been strutting around Askr in a
wedding dress all this time…
What must Marcia and my other
subordinates think of me now?

Tanith
There you are.

Tanith
You again!

Tanith
Enough running. Just hear me out…
That is all I ask.

Tanith
…Fine. Tell me everything, and do
not spare even a single detail.

Tanith
You should know perfectly well that
I would not be wearing this outfit
without good reason.
This dress is for the bridal festival,
one of the many sacred celebrations
held in this world.

Tanith
A celebration, you say? Then you are
not a bride, but instead a…reveler?
I fail to see how that is any better.

Tanith
It may seem strange, but outfits like
these allow us to contribute to the
peace and stability of Askr.
These festivals uplift the people and
promote a shared sense of belonging
and purpose.

Tanith
Hmm… The Empress did say that she
wanted to aid Askr…

Tanith
Indeed. If I can’t convince you, then
perhaps she can. After all, she herself
also once participated.

Tanith
C-come again? Empress Sanaki,
dressed as a bride?! But who could
possibly be–

Tanith
Her betrothed? Do not worry–it was
simply a festival, not a ceremony.
The same holds true for me. Despite
how it may appear, I do not intend to
walk down the aisle.

Tanith
I could have told you that much.

Tanith
Hah, of course. We are of exactly
like minds in this.
Still, I hoped you would be at least
a little interested in my marital
prospects. Alas…

Tanith
So this…all of this was merely for
entertainment. Absurd as it is, that
much is at least clear to me now.

Tanith
Indeed. My duty to protect the
Empress holds fast regardless of
what world I am in or attire I wear.
If anything, that I continue to fight
even in this outfit should serve as
proof of my dedication.

Tanith
Your dedication is…admirable, but
are you certain you’re not doing
this for personal gain?

Tanith
Preposterous! I have never once
thought of anything other than
fulfilling my duty.

Tanith
Very well, this is proof that your
devotion to the Holy Guard is
as unshakable as my own.
It was wrong of me to doubt you.
Please accept my apologies…as well
as my thanks.

Tanith
No thanks are necessary. I am certain
you would have done the same, had
our roles been reversed.
Now then, come. It will do Askr good
to have two deputy commanders
patrolling the skies.
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Tanith: Bright Blade - S[]

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Tanith
I really must apologize to the
commander for causing such a
ruckus earlier…
A leader must never lose their
composure…not even if they’re
staring themselves in the face.
There she is! Commander, please
forgive my unseemly behavior earlier!
It was not befitting one of my rank.
I–Commander! What are
you WEARING?!

Sigrun
Ah, Tanith. You’re finally back.
Isn’t it beautiful? The apostle’s
bodyguards must always follow the
example she sets before us.

Tanith
I see… Then you’re still on duty.
Which means this is all for the
apostle’s sake, right?

Sigrun
Of course. And I see that you’ve met
the other Tanith. Have you warmed
up to the idea of dressing like this?
You could even ask to borrow her
clothes for a day. It would make
for a nice change of pace.

Tanith
Erm… No, that’s quite all right. I have
other duties to attend to, so if you
will excuse me…

Tanith
This is vital to the success of my
mission! Just name your price!

Volke
Look, I know I said I’d take on any
job, but this is ridiculous…
How am I supposed to choose a
dress for you? It’s your wedding,
not mine!

Tanith
It’s not mine either! It’s only for
show–I do not need anything with
sentimental value.
No, it’s true value will come from
proving to the empress that my
devotion to her is boundless!

Volke
All right, fine. I’ll do it. Just don’t
make me listen to any more of this.

Tanith
No matter what world the empress
is in, I will protect her to my
last breath…
Even if that means I must parade
myself around in a wedding dress
like some bashful bride!
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Astrid: Resolute Damsel[]

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Eir
A stroll in the evening might help to
clear my mind… Wait, who is that?

Astrid
Oh! Is someone there? Forgive me if
I startled you.
Given your attire, I believe you are
Princess Eir, right? It is a pleasure
to meet you.

Eir
Likewise. Though, it is rare to
encounter someone else wandering
outside the castle this late at night.

Astrid
Perhaps we have similar reasons
for needing some fresh air… Oh,
my apologies! I am Astrid.
I have recently arrived in
this world in response to
[Summoner]’s summons.

Eir
I see. And what brought you outside
the castle walls?

Astrid
I was…stargazing.
I thought this hill would offer the
clearest view of the heavens above.
…But I must admit the constellations
here are completely different from
the ones I knew in Tellius.
Even so, I am happy to see that they
shine just as brightly.

Eir
You seem to be well-versed on
the topic.

Astrid
Well, I speak only from experience.
I often sleep outside–though it can
be rather hard to fall asleep, you see.

Eir
Afraid of what lurks beyond
the campfire?

Astrid
Exactly. It would be all too easy for
enemies to spring an attack in the
middle of the night.
When I close my eyes, I have no
guarantee that I will ever open
them again to see the morning.
But there is a fate even worse than
death awaiting me back home, so it
is not as if I can simply return.
At times like this, I find myself unable
and unwilling to sleep. So, to pass the
time, I gaze up at the stars.
Oh, please forgive me. We have only
just met, but I am burdening you with
my worries.

Eir
Think nothing of it…
I haven’t seen a sky this clear in some
time. May I join you?

Astrid
Of course. I’d like that.
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Eir
(Hmm… It’s that girl again.)

Astrid
Good evening, Princess Eir. We
meet again.

Eir
Good evening, Astrid.
Still stargazing, are you?

Astrid
Indeed. Try as I might, I could not
seem to fall asleep tonight either.
So…I am here.
Still, this is quite the coincidence.
I did not ask last time we spoke, but
do you enjoy stargazing as well?

Eir
Watching the stars is…comforting.
Where I come from, death grinds
all to a halt, and time itself has
been brought to a standstill.
Hel is a land of finality–the last stop
on a long and winding journey.
But when I see the stars streaking
through the sky, I see something else.
I see motion. I see life.

Astrid
I have heard about the land of the
dead from Commander Anna. It
sounds rather…inhospitable.

Eir
You are kind to describe it in such a
diplomatic way.

Astrid
You said that time is at a standstill
there, yes?

Eir
When death claims its due, it robs the
living of every last thing they possess.
With nothing left, you are doomed
to simply exist. Nothing to look
forward to, and nothing to regret.

Astrid
And yet, you still struggled against
that inescapable force, didn’t you?
That sounds hauntingly familiar.
I rejected the path my father chose
for me and set off on my own.
And yet, no matter how hard I try to
rid myself of that fate, it sometimes
feels as if I have only sunk deeper.
The closer I get to the surface, the
fiercer the undertow becomes.

Eir
I am familiar with the pain and
frustration that comes with being
subjected to another’s will.
Eir
…But the night is yet young.
I would love to hear more
of your journey here.

Astrid
Oh, well… Yes, of course. I shall
endeavor not to bore you to sleep
just yet.
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Astrid
As the child of a noble house, I spent
my youth in luxury, never wanting
for food or shelter.
There was just one thing that my
parents refused to grant me:
my freedom.

Eir
(Being seen as more of a tool than a
daughter… I know this despair well.)

Astrid
From the moment I was born, my life
was not my own.
I was to be wed to a stranger for the
family’s benefit. Not once did anyone
ask how I felt.

Eir
I know how that feels… A parent’s
overbearing glare can extinguish
one’s resolve in an instant.

Astrid
Once I realized my fate, it was as if
all the life in my little world fell away,
I was nothing more than their doll.
I had to escape, and the knights of
Begnion were my only way out.
I thought if I stuck out on my own,
I could seize control of my life.
But my desperate struggle to break
free did little more than make clear
just how powerless I truly am.

Eir
When we spoke before, you
mentioned that you have trouble
falling asleep.

Astrid
As embarrassing as that sounds,
yes. It is true.

Eir
Fear drives animals to fight tooth
and nail to survive. Humans are
no different.
You feel fear because you wish to
see what tomorrow will bring.
That fear is proof of the hope you
carry in your heart.

Astrid
Hope and fear… I never would have
thought of them that way, but I think
I understand.

Eir
So long as they draw breath, the
living cannot escape from who
they truly are…
But the strong can become weak,
and the weak can become strong.
You must choose your path.
Perhaps… Perhaps it is this lifelong
struggle that makes someone human.

Astrid
Your words carry wisdom, Princess
Eir. If I remain paralyzed by my fears,
I have lost before I can even begin.
There is no shame in weakness. But,
at the same time, I need not remain
weak forever.
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Astrid
Good evening, Princess Eir.

Eir
Good evening, Astrid.

Astrid
The clouds are sparse tonight. Could
it be that we came here with the
same intention?

Eir
Indeed. The conditions are perfect
for stargazing.

Astrid
Have you ever noticed the clusters
of small stars scattered among the
larger stars?
Individually, each one is nothing more
than a distant, tiny glimmer of light…
But they work together to overcome
their circumstances and shine just
as brilliantly.
Together, they are more than the
sum of their parts. And…I find that
rather inspiring.

Eir
Everyone wants to shine, but
sometimes the night sky is
simply too dark to be seen.
Together, however, they can create
something truly dazzling.
With others at our side, Heroes like
us can become something far greater
than we could ever be on our own.

Astrid
So long as the stars above shine, I will
remain hopeful that I should someday
be so lucky.
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Marcia: Petulant Knight[]

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Balthus
Another loss? Why can’t I win?!
One more round! I’ll definitely
win this time, just you watch!

Hilda
Baltie, shouldn’t you just call it quits
at this point? You’ve already burned
through all your money.

Balthus
The battle may be over, but the war
rages on! Beside, I’m gonna turn it
around any second now!

Hilda
This is giving me a serious case of
déjà vu…

Marcia
Hmm…
Looks like the Order of Heroes will
recruit just about anyone–even when
they spend all their time gambling…
*sigh* Where are you now, Brother?
I ended up coming to Askr before
I could track you down, and…I’m
worried. For all sorts of reasons.

Fjorm
What’s wrong, Marcia? Is something
on your mind? Oh, could it be that
you’re tired from training all day?

Marcia
P-Princess Fjorm?!
Deputy Commander Tanith might
be as strict as they come, but I can
handle all her training, no problem!
Only… Well, I’ve been worried lately.
It’s, umm…sort of a family problem…
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Fjorm
Seeing Balthus and Hilda reminded
you of your brother… If I may, I think
I might understand why.
Oh! But first, those two are not
actually related. They’re just
childhood friends.

Marcia
Ch-childhood friends? They sounded
just like me and my brother, so I
assumed they were siblings.

Fjorm
Really? Then does that mean…

Marcia
It’s…probably not an exaggeration to
say that gambling is my brother’s
favorite thing in the world.
Even when he has no chance at all
of winning, he’ll put all the money he
has into a bet…
…And then, when he inevitably loses,
he’ll just go and borrow even MORE
money so he can keep on playing.
He did that so many times that debt
collectors started hanging around the
barracks, hoping I’d pay off his debts.

Fjorm
If my memory serves me, you
are a member of Begnion’s
Hold Guard, right?

Marcia
I was, yeah… But ultimately, I just
couldn’t take the debt collectors’
badgering. So I left the Holy Guard.

Fjorm
O-oh…

Marcia
I went on a journey to search for my
brother, since he had gone missing.
That’s when I met Ike and his crew.
Fjorm
How should I put this… Getting into
debt and disappearing… It sounds like
your brother is quite the free spirit.

Marcia
Princess Fjorm, I’m so sorry that…
No–I’m ashamed that I made you
choose your words so carefully.

Fjorm
N-no, it’s perfectly fine! I have a
brother as well, and…every sibling
relationship is unique, isn’t it?

Marcia
I didn’t know you had a brother! Now
you HAVE to tell me what he’s like!
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Fjorm
Let’s see… My brother’s name is
Hríd. He is a kind man who always
looks after me and my sister.
He is also strong–so much so that
he fights for his people without any
regard for his own safety.

Marcia
He sounds like a wonderful brother.
Definitely someone my own brother
could learn a few things from…

Fjorm
Right now, Hríd is pouring all his
strength into the reconstruction
of Nifl.

Marcia

Do you ever miss him? I mean, you’re
so far apart.

Fjorm
Hmm… I do, but he sends me letters
sometimes. That helps.
Fjorm
Besides, no matter the distance, our
bonds still connect us.
So I intend to do my best here in the
Order of Heroes until my brother
fulfills his duty.

Marcia
What a noble relationship… The two
of you are so admirable!
Compared to your brother, mine is
just a lazy bum who refuses to work
despite being a mercenary.
Gah! I have to find him as soon as
possible! This time for sure, I’m going
to knock some sense into him!
Fjorm
I-I see… That’s why you’re looking
for your brother, I take it?

Marcia
Yeah, but, y’know… Despite all the
trouble he’s put me through, he’s
still not a bad person.
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Marcia
Even if he’s a useless lout who loves
gambling, he’s still my older brother.
For better or worse, he’s all I’ve got.
Sure, everything he does causes me
one headache after another, but…
More than that…
I worry about him.
And no matter how mad he makes
me, I can’t stop worrying that he’s
in danger or starving somewhere.

Fjorm
I think worrying about each other is
exactly what it means to be siblings.
And I’m certain, wherever he is, your
brother is just as worried about you.

Marcia
That would be…nice, but…
Princess Fjorm, thank you for your
kind words. I’m going to get back
to training, but I’ll remember them!
Fjorm
I am glad to hear it. Do your best!

Marcia
Princess Fjorm!

Fjorm
Oh, Marcia. Is something the matter?

Marcia
I know what to do!
Instead of searching for my brother,
we should just summon him here with
[Summoner]’s help!
And I’ll be right there, ready to smack
some decency into him until he’s
finally an honest, upstanding person!

Fjorm
I-I see…

Marcia
Now that we have a plan to get him
here, I need to prepare for the next
step of his rehabilitation.
He flees at the drop of a hat, so it’s
not going to be easy to turn him
into a respectable human being.
But this time… This time for sure, I’m
going to give him a taste of all of the
trouble he’s put me through…

Fjorm
P-please remember that he’s your
older brother, and that…um…
Kindness is a virtue…
Siblings all have their own ways
of showing they care… Some are just
more…unique than others. R-right?
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In other languages[]

Language Name
Japanese 天上に星を抱く者
German Unbestimmte Zukunft
Spanish (Europe) Aceptando el destino
Spanish (Latin America) Aceptando el destino
French Appel du destin
Italian Accogliendo il fato
Traditional Chinese (Taiwan) 在天上擁抱繁星之人
Portuguese Aceitando a sina
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