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New Foundations
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Event Characters Neimi Tearful Archer Face FC.webp Joshua Resolute Tempest Face FC.webp Rennac Rich Merchant Face FC.webp Colm Capable Thief Face FC.webp
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Availability[]

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Rewards[]

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PointsRewardPointsRewardPointsRewardPointsReward
10Neimi Tearful Archer Face FC.webp Neimi's C Conversation10Joshua Resolute Tempest Face FC.webp Joshua's C Conversation10Rennac Rich Merchant Face FC.webp Rennac's C Conversation10Colm Capable Thief Face FC.webp Colm's C Conversation
25 5025 5025 5025 50
50 30050 30050 30050 300
75 5075 5075 5075 50
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200 10200 10200 10200 10
250 50 1,500250 50 1,500250 50 1,500250 50 1,500
300Neimi Tearful Archer Face FC.webp Neimi's B Conversation300Joshua Resolute Tempest Face FC.webp Joshua's B Conversation300Rennac Rich Merchant Face FC.webp Rennac's B Conversation300Colm Capable Thief Face FC.webp Colm's B Conversation
350 50 1,500350 50 1,500350 50 1,500350 50 1,500
400 1400 1400 1400 1
450 300450 300450 300450 300
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600 50 1,500600 50 1,500600 50 1,500600 50 1,500
700 50 1,500700 50 1,500700 50 1,500700 50 1,500
800Neimi Tearful Archer Face FC.webp Neimi's A Conversation800Joshua Resolute Tempest Face FC.webp Joshua's A Conversation800Rennac Rich Merchant Face FC.webp Rennac's A Conversation800Colm Capable Thief Face FC.webp Colm's A Conversation
900 300900 300900 300900 300
1,000 101,000 101,000 101,000 10
1,100 3001,100 3001,100 3001,100 300
1,200 5 1,5001,200 5 1,5001,200 5 1,5001,200 5 1,500
1,300 3001,300 3001,300 3001,300 300
1,400 3001,400 3001,400 3001,400 300
1,500Neimi Tearful Archer Face FC.webp Neimi's S Conversation1,500Joshua Resolute Tempest Face FC.webp Joshua's S Conversation1,500Rennac Rich Merchant Face FC.webp Rennac's S Conversation1,500Colm Capable Thief Face FC.webp Colm's S Conversation
1,600 21,600 21,600 21,600 2
1,700 3001,700 3001,700 3001,700 300
1,900 3001,900 3001,900 3001,900 300
2,100 3002,100 3002,100 3002,100 300
2,300 3002,300 3002,300 3002,300 300
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2,750 3002,750 3002,750 3002,750 300
3,000 103,000 103,000 103,000 10
3,250 5003,250 5003,250 5003,250 500
3,500 103,500 103,500 103,500 10

Special conversations[]

New Foundations[]

New Foundations - Opening[]

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Rennac
So, you're Jehanna's new king, eh?
Guess that explains the fancy new
clothing.

Neimi
Working together with a mercenary
was one thing, but a king? I still have
a hard time believing it...

Joshua
I may be a king, but I'm still Joshua.
Just because my title suddenly
changed doesn't mean that I have.
Besides, last I checked, this isn't
Jehanna, and my title means little.
Nothing between us has changed.

Alfonse
As you wish, Joshua.
But if I may be so bold, you may
claim that you haven't changed after
becoming king...
But it seems to me that you're
carrying yourself more regally than
the Joshua I know.

Joshua
The mercenary one, huh? Well, I've
made my decision. It's up to him to
make his.
Let's just say that I've done some
soul-searching. There's no reason he
can't do the same.
Though...not being burdened by a
crown does let him spend more time
swinging his sword...

Rennac
And here I hoped that being
summoned to Askr meant avoiding a
certain overeager princess...
But of course she's already here. She
just can't resist sticking her nose
where it doesn't belong.

Sharena
Princess L'Arachel always said that
you would find your way to her, even
all the way in Askr!

Rennac
Ugh. So who's going to take the
blame for getting me into this mess?
Is it you, [Summoner]?
Did it never occur to you that I might
be avoiding her and the old man on
purpose?

Neimi
I was...a little overwhelmed at first,
but I'm glad that Colm was able to
come along with me.

Colm
Hmm...

Neimi
Is something wrong, Colm?

Colm
Huh? Oh, uh... Nah.
Come on, Neimi. How long are you
going to keep pouting?

Neimi
I-I'm not pouting! I'm just a little
anxious, that's all! *sniff*

Colm
Hey now, no crying. We're all here
for a reason. Take comfort in that.
If the people of Askr need some help,
I say we do what we can... For a small
fee, of course.

Joshua
The people. Right...
Japanese
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レナック
ジャハナの王に即位、ねえ。
なーんか雰囲気が違うと思ったら
そういうことだ ったのか。

ネイミー
私が知っているのは
傭兵のヨシュアさんだから…
お、驚きました。

ヨシュア
肩書きと背負うものは違うが
人間、そう簡単に変われるわけじゃない。
それに、この国では
王ではなく一人の英雄だ。
今までどおり、よろしく頼む。

アルフォンス
こちらこそ、よろしく。
人間、そう簡単に変わらないと
仰いましたが…。
以前とは違う、芯の強さを感じます。
ヨシュア王。

ヨシュア
アルフォンス王子が知る
以前の俺と今の俺…
どちらがいいか悪いかじゃない。
さっきも言ったとおり
肩書きや背負うものが違うだけだ。
もしかすると
昔の俺のほうが怖いもの知らずゆえに
剣 士としては強いかもしれんな。

レナック
しかしなぁ…異界に召喚されて
ようやく王女様たちから
逃げられたと思ったのによ。
まさかアスク王国まで
ご巡覧されているとは…。
これはあんまりじゃないの?

シャロン
ラーチェル王女が仰いましたよ!
そのうちレナックさんも絶対に
追いかけて くるはずだって!

レナック
[Summoner]
空気を読んでほしいねえ。
ラーチェル様とドズラのおっさんが いて
俺がいないってことは…
つまり、そういう意味なのよ。

ネイミー
わ、私もいきなり知らない異界に
呼ばれて不安になりましたけど…
コーマが一緒でよかったです。

コーマ
……。

ネイミー
あ、あれっ? コーマ。
ぼーっとして、どうしたの?

コーマ
あ、いや…なんでもねえよ。
ったく、ネイミーは異界に来てまで
メソメソするんじゃねえよ。

ネイミー
べ、別にメソメソなんてしてないよ!
不安になっただけ!

コーマ
しゃあねえなあ。
きっとなんかの縁があるんだろ。
アスク王国の人たちのために
俺も雇われてやるよ。

ヨシュア
……

New Foundations - C[]

English
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Colm
Hmm…

Neimi
Hey, Colm. Umm… Got a minute?

Colm
Huh? Oh, it’s you. Look, I don’t really
have time to chat. If you couldn’t tell,
I’m kinda busy here.

Neimi
Oh… *sniff* I see. I…I wanted to
check if you were still planning on
training together…

Colm
I’m training on my own, OK? I’m…
Uh… I’m seeing how long I can stay
awake. Gotta stay alert.

Neimi
Come on, Colm. Not even I would fall
for that.

Colm
Ugh, fine… I just… I needed some
time to think. Alone.
Joshua was a prince this whole time,
and we had no idea. And now…now
he’s king.

Neimi
Right? Here, I thought he was just
some carefree mercenary… But why
does that upset you?

Colm
We were summoned to Askr to help
the people. I’m glad we came, and I
know we made a difference, but…
When all’s said and done, history is
only going to remember the guys
at the top. The royals.
Nobody’s gonna remember us… It’s
not fair. We’re no different from
Alfonse and Joshua, not really.

Neimi
I guess…when you put it that way…

Colm
I mean, look–I don’t need anyone
singing my praises from the
rooftops or anything like that.
But while Joshua gets to live in luxury
as a king… I’ll be stuck as a common
thief for the rest of my life.
It was that way in Magvel, and it’ll be
that way in Askr. Some things never
change, no matter what we do.

Neimi
*sniff* Colm…

Rennac
Stuck as a thief for the rest of your
life? Don’t you think you’re getting
a little ahead of yourself, little urchin?
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New Foundations - B[]

English
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Rennac
Well, well. If it isn’t my favorite little
urchin. Tell me, have you scrounged
up any shiny scraps today?

Colm
I told you to stop calling me that. Or
are you already going senile, old
man? Ugh, let’s get this over with.
You know, this supposed high-and-
mighty summoner is really bad at
pairing up Heroes…

Rennac
You want to make your mark on
history, don’t you, boy?

Colm
What are you going on ab–oh. You
were eavesdropping on me and
Neimi. Well, I’m done talking.

Rennac
It’s just the way of the world for
royals and generals to claim all the
glory for themselves.
Makes ‘em look pretty bad in the
eyes of the ones who did all the
actual fighting though, huh?

Colm
I never said that! It’s just… Who do
you think gives the guys at the top a
hero’s welcome?
It’s the people. They celebrate their
leaders because they’re eager to
move on and rebuild.
It must be an amazing feeling,
returning home a hero…but it’s one
I’ll never get to experience.
The village where Neimi and I grew
up was burned to the ground. It’s
gone for good.
Even if we went back with news of
victory, we’d only be greeted with
soot and ash.

Rennac
Eesh. Well, that took a dark turn.
Didn’t expect to actually feel bad for
needling you…

Colm
You wanted a reaction and you got
one. Don’t blame me for the
consequences of your actions.

Rennac
Look, um… Why don’t we grab a bite
to eat? You can even invite Neimi
along.

Colm
What? That’s…not what I thought
you’d say. Why would you…

Rennac
Don’t question it, or I’ll change my
mind. I’m fortunate enough to be a
man of means. Consider this charity.

Colm
Yeah, sure… Thanks…I think.
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New Foundations - A[]

English
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Colm
Uh… I thought you were taking us out
to eat. Why are we by the river? Let
me guess…another trick of yours?

Joshua
Hey, everyone! Perfect timing. I was
just about to grill up my catch.

Neimi
Joshua?! Erm, I mean, Your Majesty…
Did you go fishing? On your own?

Joshua
Yup! Caught quite the haul, too, if I
do say so myself.
There will be more than enough for
everyone. I’ll be done cooking in just
a minute. Hope you’re hungry!

Colm
Uh… Does anyone else know that
you’re out here? And, you know,
catching your own food?

Joshua
Hah! I may be a king, but that doesn’t
mean I want to be pigging out on
delicacies all day.
I’ve been fending for myself for years
now. No reason to break a good
habit, especially one that I enjoy.

Rennac
Looks like a few fillets are ready. Go
on–don’t be shy, kids. We’ll have the
next batch.

Joshua
Whew. There’s something about
gathering and preparing your own
meals that palace catering can’t beat.

Neimi
You know, even if you are a king, we
really only know the Joshua that’s
camped in the wild like the rest of us.

Joshua
That’s who I am, though! Those
experiences are what make me, me.
A title or crown won’t change that.
How could I hope to govern the folk
of Jehanna if I didn’t know what it
was like to live in their shoes?
Not everyone understands, but that
was the entire reason I left the
trappings of royalty in the first place.

Colm
Sounds like a pretty noble reason,
when you think about it…

Joshua
All this time, I’ve been trying to find
out what exactly it is I want to
achieve with my life and privilege.
Some want to go down in history,
while others are content to just live
in luxury and do nothing.

Rennac
And what about you, boy? Tell me
what you hope to achieve, and I
won’t charge you for the fish.

Colm
But you never said anything about–
ugh, fine. You’re pretty persistent for
an old geezer.
I want to create a world where the
people important to me will never
hurt again. There. Happy now?

Rennac
I am indeed. And what about you,
Neimi?

Neimi
I… I want to create a world where
people help each other, and that
starts with me.
I want to continue the work that my
mother, *sniff* a cleric, and my
grandfather, a hunter, started…

Rennac
Ask yourself this, then: Do you
have to be royalty to be a hero, or
can anyone achieve that status?

Colm
Well… Becoming royalty may be out
of my reach, but that doesn’t mean
heroic acts are.
I hate to admit it, but maybe I’ve
spent too much time moping around,
rather than trying to change things.
If anyone’s going to create my ideal
world, it’s me. That’s what you’re
getting at, right, old man?

Rennac
Heh. Right you are. As for me, I plan
on becoming filthy rich. If the world is
more peaceful for it, all the better.

Joshua
When peace returns to Magvel, Colm,
your village will thrive again. I have no
doubt about that.
Until then, why don’t you and Neimi
stay in Jehanna? As a proper
home away from home.

Colm
I appreciate that, Joshua. Thank you.
And you too, old ma-I mean,
Rennac.

Rennac
Good to have you back in fighting
shape, little urchin!

Colm
You’ll never change… Even so, I
promise to stand by your side on the
battlefield for all you help.
Come on, Neimi. We’ve got things
to do and places to be.

Neimi
We do? Oh. Um, all right. Thank you
for the delicious meal, Joshua. It was
a real treat. Goodbye!

Rennac
Yeesh. That kid’s strung as tightly as
a violin.

Joshua
I’m not sure how you convinced him
to come, but I’m glad you did. His
talent is too good to lose to apathy.

Rennac
A good ruler must empathize with
those who seek his council. You’ve
been doing that for a while now.
And that, O wise king, is why I look
forward to my substantial reward
upon our return to Magvel.

Joshua
Hah! And you will have it. I give you
my word.
I, too, must continue to forge my own
path, day by day, if I’m to discover
what it truly means to be king…
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Neimi: Tearful Archer[]

Neimi: Tearful Archer - C[]

English
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Neimi
OK… Just like Grandpa taught me…
Steady breathing, calm nerves…
Aim…and fire!

Rebecca
Bullseye! Amazing! Looks like Neimi
wins this one, eh, Norne?

Norne
Wow! And here I thought I was in
top form today too. Ya did great!

Neimi
I’m n-not always this good! That was
just sheer luck!

Rebecca
Nonsense. You’ve got a real talent for
archery. Any one of us could see that
immediately.

Neimi
Well, target practice is one thing. Out
here, the target doesn’t move, and
I can take my time…
But on the battlefield, I… I…

Norne
It’s OK, Neimi. We’ve all been there.
There’s no use worrying about the
things ya can’t control.
And besides, didn’t ya just arrive in
Askr? Findin’ your bearings take
time. Go easy on yourself!

Neimi
I…I’ll try. Thank you.

Leon
Oh, poor thing…
It must be so frustrating to have
practice be the only place you
can perform well.

Tanya
It’s a shame… Even the best battle
simulations aren’t even close to the
real thing.

Leon
I wish there was something I could do
to help, but I’m afraid I might just
make the situation worse.

Tanya
Hmm… Maybe we could ask the
commander to see what she thinks?

Sue
That would be a start…

Neimi
Oh! You want me to go game hunting
with you?

Tanya
Yeah, we thought we’d sharpen our
skills in the wild. There’ a nice
forested area near the castle.

Ronan
We’ve already asked for permission
and there’s a spot with your name
on it. All we need is a “yes”.

Neimi
Oh! Well, in that case, yes! I’d love to
join you. I mean, if you’re sure. I
don’t want to be in the way…

Sue
May I join you as well?

Tanya
Of course, Sue! With you spotting
for us, we won’t have to worry about
our dinner escaping.

Sue
We will not let you down,
right, Neimi?

Neimi
Right!
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ネイミー

Neimi: Tearful Archer - B[]

English
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Ronan
Have you ever tracked wild game
before, Neimi?

Neimi
Yeah. My…my grandpa was an expert
hunter. He taught me everything I
know about archery.

Tanya
Ahh, I see. So you learned your skills
from a game hunter. That actually
makes a lot of sense.
Now that I think of it… Sue, your
grandfather was pretty amazing
too, right? The silver something?

Sue
Wolf. He was called the Silver Wolf.

Tanya
Yeah, that was it! I guess you and
Neimi are pretty similar in that
respect. Who knew?

Neimi
Well, even though I was my grandpa’s
student, I still couldn’t hit the target
every time. Not like he could.
I always had to bring a whole quiver.
But he…he only ever brought a single
arrow on the hunt.

Ronan
Seriously? Just one?

Neimi
His motto was “one arrow for one
animal.” He never missed the mark.

Ronan
That’s incredible. Perhaps it was this
respect for nature that allowed him to
coexist peacefully alongside it.

Sue
Perhaps. But even without nature’s
blessing, such precision still requires
a great deal of skill.

Neimi
Someday, I want to be just as good as
he was. I can’t imagine only needing
one arrow, but–

Tanya
Wait, is that–it is! Neimi, look
over there! A huge buck. Do you
think you can make the shot?

Neimi
I see him! I’ll…I’ll try!
OK… Visualize the arrow’s path…
Synchronize your breathing…
And…fire!

Sue
Wow! A perfect shot.

Ronan
Amazing! It’s almost as if your
grandfather himself was here, guiding
the arrow.

Tanya
So, a buck is fine, but…

Neimi
I-I did it? I did it! Whew…

Tanya
This is incredible. It appears you
don’t have any difficulty hitting a
practice target or animal, and yet…
This is just a guess, but…could it be
that you get nervous only when
you’re aiming at people?

Neimi
Oh, I…I never thought of it like that,
but I guess that would make sense…
Grandpa refused to joining the army…

Sue
Just incredible. A single arrow…
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ネイミー

Neimi: Tearful Archer - A[]

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Sue
Neimi, may I speak with you
a moment?

Neimi
Oh, hi, Sue. Of course. What’s up?

Sue
It’s about your grandfather. Needing
only a single arrow for hunting is
quite the feat. Surely he was famous?

Neimi
Oh, well… Maybe? He never really
acted like he was, but I heard people
talk about him occasionally.
People called him “Single-Arrow
Zethla” because of his accuracy.
They said he could shoot any target,
moving or still, with one shot. “No
second arrow for Zethla,” they said.

Sue
I see…

Neimi
I’m actually wearing his gauntlet. The
gold falcon embroidered on it, well,
it’s one of the ways I remember him.
He passed it down to me, along with
everything he could teach me about
archery and hunting.
When I got the gauntlet, it was way
too big for me. I had to resize it to fit.
It feels much better now…

Sue
It’s clear that your grandfather and
his teachings are very dear to you.
I don’t believe that hesitating to aim
your bow at another person is a
negative thing.

Neimi
You don’t?

Sue
No. We should never have to shoot
our fellow man. But the grim reality is
a different story…
Sometimes, it takes an arrow to stop
an arrow. The people of Askr need
our protection. Even if it means…

Neimi
Yeah… I heard Princess Sharena talk
about the struggles of the common
folk. It’s so sad…

Sue
Your grandfather entrusted his legacy
and his gauntlet to you. But do you
know why he did so?
Was it simply because you were his
granddaughter? Or…was it something
more?

Neimi
I-I don’t…
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ネイミー

Neimi: Tearful Archer - S[]

English
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Neimi
The village where Colm and I grew
up was torched by bandits. We…
we’ve been on the run ever since.
I couldn’t even begin to count how
many times knowing archery has
helped get us out of a bind.

Sue
It seems your grandfather’s skills
became quite useful.

Neimi
Not even just archery. We’d have
perished long ago if he hadn’t taught
me a bunch of survival skills.
Maybe it’s silly, but I know he’s
looking over us. I feel him every time
I use what he taught me. *sniffle*

Sue
It wasn’t just you he saved. Think
of all the people he helped you
protect since then.
He may have given you those skills,
but you were the one who utilized
them. You must give yourself credit.

Neimi
I…

Sue
You’ve taken his teachings and made
them your own. Something worthy of
passing on yourself.
Just think of how many lives have
already been saved thanks to you…
and how many lives still can be.

Neimi
Did I… Can I…really do all that?

Sue
I learned archery from my father.
And he, his father before him. Their
legacies live on through me.
That knowledge and skill, refined
through years and years, continues
to save people to this very day.
I have made their art my own, but I
did not start with nothing, and neither
will my successor.
I will pass on my knowledge in the
hopes that it will be used for the
greater good after I am gone.

Neimi
I wonder if that’s what Grandpa had
in mind when he decided to teach
me…

Sue
I believe so. You use your bow to
protect what you have, rather than
using it to take what you do not.
Surely your grandfather saw archery
as a way to keep yourself and those
closest to you safe.

Neimi
Yeah… You’re right. Thank you, Sue.
I’m really glad that we had this talk.
Grandpa wanted me to make good
use of what he taught me. So I’m
going to make him proud!
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ネイミー

Joshua: Resolute Tempest[]

Joshua: Resolute Tempest - C[]

English
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Ewan
Hey, Tethys! You won’t believe your
ears! Joshua has become the next
king of Jehanna!

Tethys
Haven’t I taught you not to make
jokes at another’s expense? What
if someone took you seriously?

Ewan
But I am serious, I swear! I overheard
Prince Alfonse and the summoner
talking about it.

Tethys
Well, if that’s the case… Wow. I’m not
even sure how to respond to that.
What do you think, Marisa?
I mean, put a risk-taker like him in
charge of the treasury and it’ll be
cleaned out by morning…

Marisa
It doesn’t much matter to me.
As long as he keeps honing his sword
skills, he can be the king of whatever
he wants.

Tethys
Hah! That’s our Marisa. What about
you, Chief? Do you thi–
Hm? I could have sworn he was
here a moment ago. Where did he
run off to?

Gerik
Nice getup. It suits you.

Joshua
You also think I’ve changed huh?
The threads don’t always make the
man, you know.

Gerik
Others might be distracted by your
clothes, but I can tell you’re different.
Right down to your very core.
You have the eyes of a man who’s
finally decided to embrace his fate.

Joshua
Hah. I may have taken my sweet time,
but getting here was something of a
group effort.
I’ve only been able to come this
far thanks to the time I spent traveling
the world as a hired sword.
You’ll be glad to know that you and
your mercenaries played no small
part in making me who I am today.

Gerik
That so?

Joshua
You know how to rally your troops.
They’ll follow you anywhere, and
for good reason.
And, of course… Ephraim and Eirika
never shirked from their duties or
backed down from a fight.
I learned how a leader and a royal
should act from all of you.

Gerik
Well, I’m glad to hear your time away
from home was well-spent. Speaking
of teaching…
The mercenary Joshua is already
here in Askr, you know. Are you
planning on talking to him?

Joshua
No. I walk my path, and he walks his.
I wouldn’t want to get in the way of
his journey.
Besides, this is something he needs
to decide for himself. No matter how
hard it may be…
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Gerik
Joshua, let me ask you something.

Joshua
By all means. If I’m able to answer,
I will.

Gerik
I don’t presume to know everything
about what you’ve gone through,
but I can’t help but wonder…
Did you finally decide to accept the
crown because of the tragedy that
befell Queen Ismaire?

Joshua
What happened to my mother was
ultimately the result of my own
immaturity and naivety.
I left to wander the world, and by the
time I arrived in Jehanna Hall, it was
already too late. Her fate was sealed.
The queen was mortally wounded,
and even the throne was reduced to
mere cinders…
All at the hands of a former comrade.

Gerik
Still, do you really think you could
have predicted what could happen?

Joshua
Perhaps not…but I am glad Jehanna
did not bend the knee. It weathered
the storm and lived to see the dawn.
My mother always wanted me to lead
our people, and they need me now
more than ever.
But I know that I can’t hope to do it
alone. This burden is far too great for
me to shoulder it all by myself.
Speaking of which, do you recall the
bet we made? I wanted you to join
me once the war in Magvel was over.
I still do. But no coin flips or sleight
of hand this time–just an earnest
request. Will you join me?

Gerik
Ha, you don’t need to tell me it’s
earnest. I can hear it in your voice.
I do have one condition, though…
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Joshua
A condition, huh? I can’t imagine you
want something as simple as money
or fame, but I’ll hear you out.

Gerik
You once told me that a man can
have all the skill in the world and
still have a bad day.
What happens to the people when
their king has a bad day?

Joshua
I’d like to say, “It’s life really, innit?”
but I believe you’ve already heard
that one.
I remember you said there’s good
luck and bad, but that neither one
is an excuse for failure.

Gerik
And I still stand by those words. But
know this…
For a mercenary, that single bad day
of yours means they likely won’t live
to see the morrow.
Working for a client who could put
my soldiers in a position like that
would be a grave mistake.

Joshua
So that’s what you’re getting at, huh?
You want to see just how lucky this
king really is.

Gerik
Right, so how about we settle what’s
going to happen after Askr.
Heads, we work for you. Tails, we
remain a free company. Deal?
You know you can’t pull a fast one on
me, so don’t even think about trying.

Joshua
You really like making the stakes as
high as possible, don’t you? Fine.
I accept your terms.
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Gerik
It’s time, Joshua. Will it be heads or
tails? Well… Here goes nothing!

Joshua
…Well? Come on, show me the coin
already. The suspense is killing me!

Gerik
It’s…tails. Look like we won’t be
settling down in Jehanna after all.

Joshua
Damn it. I really needed that win…
Lady Luck can be a cruel mistress,
but that’s just how it goes sometimes.
No use crying over spilled milk.

Gerik
There are two sides to every coin.
Mine just happened to come up
tails this time. That’s all.
But you know the funny thing about
luck? You can make your own…and
your friends can help you.

Joshua
Right. Sometimes I forget I’m not
on my own anymore. Old habits die
hard, I guess…
Something as reckless as staking the
fate of a kingdom on a coin flip will
only end well half of the time.
I’m no longer a wayward swordsman.
I’m a king, with all the responsibilities
that protecting my people entails.
It’s high time I relied on my friends
and kicked Lady Luck to the curb.
At least for a little while, eh?

Gerik
Works for me. I’m sure we can come
to a temporary arrangement. I am a
mercenary, after all.
So, when I return to Magvel, it will be
in the employ of Jehanna’s king. I’ve
got your back.

Joshua
Gerik… Thank you.
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L'Arachel
Friends of justice! Allies of
righteousness and order! Know
that I, L’Arachel, have arrived!
Speaking of friends, I was truly
pleased to hear that Rennac made
the trip to Askr unscathed.

Dozla
Gwah ha ha! So he did, Princess!
Now me and Rennac can protect
you together. Like old times!

L'Arachel
Quite so. Oh! Let us share with
everyone a thorough recounting of–
Wait. Where did Rennac go?

Fjorm
Oh, he said he wasn’t feeling well.
He said maybe he was coming down
with a cold… Then he ran off…

L'Arachel
A cold? Dear me, that will not do!
Perhaps his journey took a terrible
toll on him… I cannot allow that!
Just you wait! I’ll purge the ill
demons plaguing his body and
mind, or my name isn’t L’Arachel!
Fjorm
Erm… Are we sure he’s that sick?
He might need a rest more than
an exorcism.

Dozla
Ha! Rennac never can sit still while
the princess is around. A little rest
may do him some good.

Rennac
Phew. I don’t hear her ear-splitting
hooting and hollering anymore, so I
must have run far enough.
Nothing has changed with her. Her
whole heroine act is so saccharine.
Speaking of… I could go for a sweet
treat. Just need to dry some fruit,
remember how much sugar to add…
You know, maybe I can use my
merchant chops to get a bargain
on some fruit and sugar…

Lysithea
Mixing dried fruit and sugar, huh?
Relatively simple, yet the natural
flavors sound appealing enough.
Perhaps it’s some sort of delicacy
from his world? If that’s the case,
this bears further investigation…
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Rennac
The Order of Heroes works with all
sorts. Bandits, pirates…
It’s almost as impressive as the crews
the merchant guilds assemble back
home.

Lysithea
Pardon me. I’m Lysithea of the
Golden Deer House. Do you have
time to discuss an important matter?

Rennac
The Golden what? Oh, right. I heard
the others mention Garreg Mach
Monastery. What’s on your mind?

Lysithea
Well, I couldn’t help but overhear you
mentioning a fruit that you left out
to dry, then sweetened with sugar.
As a confectionery connoisseur,
I was immediately intrigued. Do you
suppose we could recreate it? Here?

Rennac
Oh, that. I suppose we could. You’ll
never find a sweeter treat in all the
realms. Not here or Magvel.

Lysithea
Ah. Well… It sounds like some
preparation is in order for my
taste buds.

Rennac
That’s not all you’ll have to prepare.
There’s the small matter of my fee.
I can’t go giving out the recipe to just
anyone. Why, I’d say it’s worth its
weight in gold.

Lysithea
Compensation. All right. What exactly
did you have in mind?

Rennac
They don’t teach you about money at
that monastery? Friends don’t let
friends work free, Golden Deer.

Gaius
Money? Think this much’ll cover it?

Rennac
Hm? By the looks of your outfit,
I suppose I’d best not ask where
this windfall came from…

Lysithea
Gaius! Is that pouch full of coins?
But you don’t have to–

Gaius
I’ve got just as much of a stake
in this as you do, lady.
Here’s the deal: Half up front, half
when the sweets are happily in
out gullet.

Lysithea
Are you sure about this?

Gaius
If I let this opportunity pass me by, I
wouldn’t deserve the name “Sticky-
Fingers Gaius”

Rennac
Your reputation means that much to
you? Hmmm… That does help me to
trust you.
Very well. We have an agreement.
Prepare yourselves to taste a
confection like none other!
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Rennac
Hmm… It just occurred to me that
I may have taken for granted how
easy it would be to find ingredients.
I remember the recipe easy enough,
but where am I going to find fruit
native to Magvel?
Maybe there’s a local equivalent, but
I’m not the best judge of– Oh, Neimi!
Perfect timing.

Neimi
Hello, Rennac. Do you need
something?

Neimi
Hmm… From the way you describe it,
I’m guessing your recipe had you
leave some michew berries out to dry.
Does that sound right to you?
They’re really shiny and sweet.
And a little tart too!

Rennac
Yeah, that sounds right. But michew
are from your hometown, aren’t
they? That doesn’t help much here.
Maybe someone around here knows
of a similar fruit that grows in Askr.

Neimi
Why not ask Amelia? She’s been here
longer than us, and she’s a big fan
of michew.
She’s such a fan, her armor is the
same color as the berries!

Amelia
Michew? Oh, yes, I adore them!
They’re delicious raw, but the
best way to eat them is in pies!

Neimi
We were hoping you might have
found a similar fruit during your
time in Askr.

Rennac
Or, better yet, do you have any left?
Fruit? Seeds, even? I’d much rather
have the real thing, if I can find it.

Amelia
Sorry. I ate the berries I had with me
when I arrived here.

Neimi
Well, at least we tried…

Amelia
Don’t accept defeat so quickly! I ate
the berries, but I kept baking pies!
I just needed to find a substitute.
I call them “Askran michew.” I’m not
sure what the local name is, but
mine gets the point across!

Rennac
That’s what I like to hear. So, where
would I go about procuring them?

Amelia
Oh, they’re easy to find. They drop
from some of the trees around the
castle. Come on, I’ll show you!

Amelia
So? What do you think? Same color
and everything, right?

Neimi
Wow! They really do look the same.
All that’s left is the taste test…
Sweetness? Check. A bit of tartness?
Check. These are so tasty, they might
as well be michew!

Rennac
They’re a bit larger than the ones in
Magvel, aren’t they?
I guess more fruit means more flavor.
Thanks, both of you. You two were
a huge help. Here, take this.

Neimi
Huh? Oh, I don’t need any money.
Tasting michew again is enough of
a reward for me!

Rennac
No, take it. I’d love to keep the gold,
but it wouldn’t be good for business.
If you think so or not, you provided a
service by finding the berries. I pay
people when they do good work.
Of course, that goes both ways. If
you ever need anything from me,
I’ll expect compensation from you.

Amelia
Why do I get the feeling that your fee
is going to be more than I can afford?

Rennac
Heh. Anyway, thanks again. Now all
that’s left is the easy part: making
the thing.
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Rennac
It’s ready at last. The ingredients may
not be the same, but it tastes great.
Just as good as I remember.

Lysithea
Hmm… Even a momentary whiff can
induce immediate salivation. Quite
impressive.

Gaius
No time like the present, yeah?
Down the hatch!
Don’t by shy, Lysithea. You try some
along with me!

Lysithea
Don’t mind if I do.

Rennac
So? What do you think?
What’s the verdict?

Lysithea
It feels as if the fruit’s nectar is
bathing my taste buds in sweet,
syrupy delight!

Gaius
Not bad! Looks good. Tastes good.
I can’t complain!
I have to say this is the sweetest treat
that Magvel has to offer!

Rennac
Sounds like our contract is complete.
I’ll take the second half of my
payment now.

Lysithea
I can’t stop eating them… So good!
The sugar buzz is going to keep me
up all night!

Rennac
Well, there’s plenty more where–
Oh! There’s an idea… I should sell
them here in Askr!
Why didn’t I think of this before?
I’ll take Askr cuisine by storm! Heh.
My luck’s really turning around!

L'Arachel
Wonderful! We can use those funds
to support the allies of righteousness
and order!

Rennac
Oh no… No, no, no! It can’t be!
How did she find us?!

L'Arachel
You seem to have fully recovered
from your illness. Excellent! I need
you hale and hearty, my good man!

Dozla
There you are, Rennac! We’ve been
looking everywhere for you.
What are you waiting for? Claim your
rightful place as the princess’s loyal
vassal! Gwah ha ha!

Rennac
Oh, come on. Askr was supposed to
be the start of a new life for me!

L'Arachel
Dozla, it seems we need to have a
chat with dear Rennac. Please, do
what you must!

Dozla
Leave it to me, princess! Rennac, you
can complain about it all you want,
but you’re comin’ with us.

Rennac
Let go! I’m going to be rich! I don’t
need to work for her anymore!

Dozla
You don’t need your get-rich-quick
schemes when you’ve got me and
Princess L’Arachel. Gwah ha ha!

L'Arachel
The glorious forces of justice are at
long last returned to full strength!
But we dare not tarry here, no!
Time waits for no woman. Not even
the beautiful princess of peerless
beauty. We ride!

Rennac
You’ve got to be kidding meee!
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Colm
What was it the commander said?
”Askr Branch of the Ylisse Division?”
What kind of name is that?

Anna
Ah ha! You must be Colm. Welcome,
welcome! I’ve been expecting you.

Colm
Whoa, the rumors are true! You’re
the spitting image of Commander
Anna. Neimi will never believe this.
But, uh, more importantly… I’ve heard
you’re interested in my services?

Anna
I am! The Askr Branch of the Ylisse
Division of Anna & Company would
like to hire you for a job.
You’re quite the capable operative, or
so [Summoner] says.
More specifically, that you excel at
discovering things that people would
rather keep hidden away.

Colm
Well, I wouldn’t call myself an expert
or nothin’, but I can get the job done
quietly.
If you need to vet my skills, speak to
Princess Eirika. Ask about her
bracelet.

Anna
That’s not necessary–the
summoner’s word is good enough
for me. I’ve heard all about you.
But let’s cut to the chase. Money.
You’ll be well-compensated for your
time, of course…if you deliver.
Take a look at that guy over there.
The one browsing my helmet display.

Volke
Hmph. Prices are going up…

Colm
Yeesh. Wouldn’t want to meet him in
a dark alley. What’d he do to you?

Anna
Nothing yet. But he’s been hanging
around the shop a lot and I don’t
trust people who look but don’t buy.
Rumor has it that he’s into some
shady business in the rougher parts
of town.

Colm
He does look like bad news. So let
me guess: you want me to find out
what he’s up to, huh?

Anna
Exactly. When it comes to business,
Anna & Company needs to be on top
of everything.

Colm
Got it. If he’s making deals, then he
has a client. Should be a cinch to find
out who it is.

Anna
Good. You have one week, starting
now. And before you ask, no–you
don’t get paid until I get the intel.

Colm
Works for me. A job like this
shouldn’t take more than three
days. Sit tight!
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Volke
Turn left here, right there…

Colm
Hmm… It’s getting harder and harder
to tail this guy with all of these
people around.
Or…is he already onto me and trying
to disappear into the crowd? No.
There’s no way he’s noticed me.

Volke
Was it this corner? No, the next one…

Colm
Me and my big mouth… I told Anna
I’d only need three days, but four
days later and still no client.
What’s this guy’s deal, anyway? I’ve
never met anyone who’s given me
this much trouble.
I mean, I can barely keep up… He just
seems to slip through crowds like
they aren’t even there.
I can’t even blink without losing him.
He’s here one second and gone the
next. I gotta focus!

Volke
Here. This is the place.

Colm
Phew, looks like he’s finally stopped.
That building is a wreak. Does anyone
even live here?
Can’t see anything from out here,
so…guess it’s time for a little
infiltration.

Colm
What the–it’s empty! I assumed this
place was abandoned, but there’s
nothing here at all, not even him!
He must have come in, right? As far
as I can see, there’s only one
entrance and exit…
Did he sneak out? No…there aren’t
even any footprints on the ground.
Impossible!
He can’t have just disappeared into
thin air, right? This job keeps getting
stranger and stranger…
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Colm
Ugh. I lost him again. He keeps going
back to that abandoned building and
vanishing. What’s hiding in there?
There’s only a day left to fulfill the
contract… I don’t want to admit it,
but I may be in over my head here.
I’ve watched him go inside that
building a dozen of times, but what
happens after? Where does he go?
Damn it. At this rate I’ll fail my
client…just like I failed the people
closest to me…

Neimi
Colm, is something wrong? You’ve
been hanging around some shady
areas lately, and I worried…

Colm
It’s just for work, all right? It doesn’t
concern you. So get off my case, and
stop following me around!

Neimi
Huh? Y-you don’t have to yell at me.
I was just… *sniffle* a little
concerned, that’s all…

Colm
Neimi… Look, I’m sorry. C’mon,
don’t cry…
It was wrong of me to take out my
frustrations on you. I’m just…this job
is starting to feel impossible.

Neimi
*sniff* So you’re not doing anything
dangerous…right?

Colm
Right. Nothing worth crying over,
anyway. So dry those tears already.
Seeing you blubber brings back all
those memories of Zethla
threatening to tan my hide.

Neimi
Heehee… Grandpa always did come
running when he heard me crying,
huh?

Colm
Outta nowhere too. His senses were
something else. He knew I never
meant you any harm, though.
That geezer’s eyes could spot a
rustle in the grass from a mile
aw–wait a minute…

Neimi
Colm? What’s wrong. Your face
turned real serious all of a sudden…

Colm
I just remembered something the old
man taught me while we were out
hunting.
He said that some wild birds don’t
immediately fly back to their nests
with a fresh catch.

Neimi
Of course not. If they did, they’d
lead their predators straight to
the helpless chicks.

Colm
That’s it! That building must be some
sort of misdirection! It was under my
nose the whole time.
He must be trying to draw my
attention away from the surrounding
buildings…
Looks like a more thorough search is
in order. Thanks for your help, Neimi!

Neimi
Um… I didn’t really do anything,
but you’re welcome? Just come back
safe, OK?
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Colm
Hah! Mission accomplished! I found
out who that shady guy is working
with! You’re not gonna believe it.

Anna
Day seven is cutting it a little close
for comfort, but I’m glad to see you
pulled through. What did you find?

Colm
His client was even scarier than him!
The guy had a mean-looking mug and
heavy black armor.
It looked like he was handling some
tiny birds. Was probably gonna make
drumsticks out of ‘em!

Anna
A mean-looking mug and heavy black
armor, hmm? Something like this
man here?

Benny
Good birdie…

Colm
Huh? Oh, yeah. A lot like him. Wait,
no–exactly like him! What’s going
on? What’s he doing here?!

Benny
These birds…are my friends. Not
food.

Volke
Not bad, kid. I thought I threw you
off my track back there for sure.

Colm
Wait, you’re here too? What the heck
is going on?!

Anna
I’m sorry, Colm. I haven’t been
completely honest with you. You see,
this has all been a little test.

Volke
Nothing like a little trial-by-fire to
test someone’s chops, eh? Benny
was in on it too.

Colm
I had a feeling that you and I were
both familiar with the tricks of the
same trade. You had me on my toes.
Well, Anna, did I pass your test or
what? Seems like we have the
benefit of a professional opinion.

Anna
You did, and with flying colors too.
You fulfilled the contract on time and
in full.
And now for the fun part: your
reward! I threw in a little extra as an
apology for misleading you.

Volke
You’ve got sharp senses and a good
head on your shoulders, kid. Askr’s
spies are lucky to have you.

Anna
Princess Eirika put in a good word for
you too, you know. Said you were
quick on your feet.
Even though it was a glowing
recommendation, there’s just no
substitute for real-world results.

Colm
Well… I don’t enjoy being tricked, but
I suppose I can’t be too mad…
especially if I’m getting paid.

Anna
That’s just the start. Anna &
Company does business with much
more than just the Order of Heroes.
We fulfill requests of all kinds and
offer competitive compensation to
boot. Welcome aboard!

Colm
Now we’re talking! Glad to be a part
of the team.
You and the others can count on me.
I won’t let you down.
I’m going to get stronger… Strong
enough to protect those closest to
me this time!
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In other languages[]

Language Name
Japanese 未来の礎を築く者
German Neue Hoffnung
Spanish (Europe) Nuevos cimientos
Spanish (Latin America) Nuevos cimientos
French Nouvelles bases
Italian Nuove fondamenta
Traditional Chinese (Taiwan) 築構未來基礎之人
Portuguese Novas bases
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