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Fire Emblem Fates Rewrite (Revelation)

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(The chapter opens to show Corrin and Azura walking through Valla as they speak to one another.)

Corrin: As relieving as it is to know that we're going in the right direction... I must admit that I feel rather unsettled with all of this. 

Azura: You're still thinking about what happened with King Garon, aren't you?

Corrin: Yeah... He was taken over by Anankos, and there was nothing we could do to change that fact. For years, we didn't know that it was the case, and... We couldn't save him. 

Azura: I understand why that would unsettle you... And as much as I hate to say it, there's nothing I can do to make it better that hasn't already been done. 

Corrin: Yeah... We freed him for his own sake. It's best if we free these soldiers from their endless suffering rather than leave them to follow Anankos for the rest of their lives. 

Azura: Still, that doesn't make the guilt feel any smaller, does it?

Corrin: Not at all... I guess I'm scared of what's going to happen next. 

Azura: How so?

Corrin: I somehow doubt that the king of Nohr was the strongest soldier Anankos has in his arsenal... It doesn't make sense to send him after us so soon. I have a horrible feeling like there's still more to all of this, and we aren't going to know what's going to happen until it's too late. 

Azura: I understand... But know that you aren't dealing with this on your own. Everyone else here is happy to help you through this. 

Corrin: Thanks, Azura. That really is appreciated. 

Azura: It's been a while since we last had an encounter with the enemy... I wonder if we're going to run into someone else soon... 

???: Bad news!

(Lilith appears.)

Corrin: Lilith, are you alright? You seem so stressed... 

Lilith: I'm afraid I come with bad news... There's another wave of invisible soldiers coming towards us. They're coming from straight ahead, whatever direction that is, so we're still going in the right way, it seems. 

Azura: Alright. We'll just have to get ready to fight them. 

Lilith: The leader of the forces isn't someone I recognize, but... There's something deep down that tells me he's important. You can evaluate him for yourself when the fight starts, and judging by how quickly the enemies are advancing on us, it won't be too much longer. 

Corrin: Thank you for telling us all of this. We'll do what we can to get ready for what is to come. 

Lilith: You're welcome. 

(Lilith exits.)

Azura: Are you ready for this? 

Corrin: It's not like I have much of a choice... The king of Nohr is dead, so all that remains is to take out Anankos. He isn't stopping his attack, and he knows fully well that King Garon has been defeated. That means he's fighting regardless of if the king of Nohr still lives. 

Azura: The soldiers kept alive in constant suffering... They're coming after us likely because we're outsiders. 

Corrin: Exactly. Anankos wants revenge against the outside world for not rescuing him when he was attacked. I mean, even if Nohr's government instigated the attack, Hoshido didn't come to the aid of Valla at any point during the invasion cycle. It's only natural that he's upset at both countries. 

Azura: Exactly. The invasion that killed him and the invasion that wiped out the rest of his country were separate, and Nohr attacked both times while Hoshido didn't do anything to hold them accountable at the time... 

Corrin: Still, I suppose that we can save the political thoughts for later. After all, we've got more than enough on our hands at the moment. The fight is waiting for us, and I get the feeling the rest of our soldiers are wondering where we got off to as well. 

Azura: You're right... Let's do this. 

(The battle begins. The objective is to defeat the boss, Rivalis. Rivalis is classed as a Paladin. There are many enemies of various classes scattered around the map that happen to respawn rather often. When the fight properly starts, the following dialogue plays out.)

Rivalis: You... I know you... 

Azura: M-Me...? Ah... No, it... No... 

Corrin: Azura, are you alright? 

Azura: Y-Yes... Let's just get this over with... 

(If Corrin initiates combat with Rivalis, the following dialogue plays out.)

Corrin: You're the leader of these forces, are you not? 

Rivalis: You... You have the same draconic power as him... 

Corrin: What? 

Rivalis: You are like Anankos... Why do you fight him...? 

Corrin: I don't understand--

Rivalis: You should join us... We are better for you than those fools... 

Corrin: That isn't an option for me. I'm sorry to have to do this, but... You've left me with no choice. Let's take care of this! 

(If Azura initiates combat with Rivalis, the following dialogue plays out.)

Azura: No... It can't be, but... You fit the description so perfectly, so... It must be... 

Rivalis: You look just like her... Arcadia... 

Azura: Arcadia... You know my mother? 

Rivalis: But of course... She and I... We were once married, so that means... You are... 

Azura: I... I have to do this... I'm sorry... Father. 

(If Lilith initiates combat with Rivalis, the following dialogue plays out.)

Lilith: You're the leader here, aren't you? I'm going to give you one warning here and now. Step aside, or you're going to suffer the attack of a lifetime! 

Rivalis: You carry a dragonstone... It feels so similar to him... 

Lilith: To him...? 

Rivalis: Anankos... That stone is... Asazhi... 

Lilith: ... 

Rivalis: Come with us... You are one of us... 

Lilith: I... I may have once been like you, but that's not the case anymore. Anankos may have created me, but... I'm not going to serve him now. I've found my own place in the world, and if that pits me against people like you... Then so be it! 

(If anyone else initiates combat with Rivalis, the following dialogue plays out.)

Rivalis: You may call me Rivalis... I am a servant of Anankos. That is all you need to know... Now... Die. 

(When Rivalis is defeated, the following dialogue plays out.)

Rivalis: It has been... So long... F-Finally... Peace... 

(After the battle, Corrin, Azura, and Lilith gather near Rivalis' body.)

Azura: I-I... I'm so sorry about all of this... Father. 

Corrin: F-Father?! 

Rivalis: Azura... Is that you...? 

Azura: I-It is... 

Rivalis: I'm so glad... To see that you're alright... 

Azura: I... What about you...? 

Rivalis: I have not been alright in many years... Not since... The fall of Valla... 

Azura: Father... Mother told me about you... She hoped that you had survived... 

Rivalis: No... I knew what would happen... When I sent you to flee... 

Azura: I... I don't know what to say... 

Rivalis: You are what Valla needs... After this is over... Do what I failed to... Goodbye, Princess... 

Azura: Father... 

Corrin: Azura... What just happened? 

Azura: That... That was my father... 

Lilith: No... 

Azura: I suspected it was him based on the description my mother gave, but... That proves it... 

Lilith: The name Rivalis... I've heard it before... It was the name of the final king of Valla. 

Azura: What...? 

Lilith: He was the king at the time that Valla fell... And Lady Arcadia was the queen. 

Corrin: You called him your father... 

Azura: Yes... I did... I... I have much to tell you. 

Corrin: Tell us whenever you are ready. 

Azura: No, I... I want to do it now. 

Corrin: Alright... Take your time. 

Azura: My mother and I moved into the palace of Nohr when I was young. I'm not King Garon's child, and I was always aware of such... My mother told me about my father, Rivalis, when I was younger, but instructed me not to speak of him. 

Lilith: Does that mean you are... The princess of Valla? 

Azura: I suppose it does... My mother always insisted her name was Arete, but... I heard her slip up at one point. She called herself Arcadia. I asked her what that meant, but she refused to explain. I wondered later on if Arete was her true name, and... I don't believe it was. 

Corrin: So... Your mother was the queen of Valla, but when the kingdom fell to Nohrian invasion... She left with you, and your father stayed behind to protect you in your escape. 

Azura: Yes... I was too young to remember at the time, but... That's certainly what all of this is seeming to mean... 

Lilith: I'm so sorry, Azura... 

Azura: It's... It's alright. There's nothing we can do to change it now... 

Corrin: If he's here... Maybe your mother is too. She can explain everything if we come across her later. 

Azura: Yes... I'll have to find the strength to do so sooner or later, it seems... If you'll excuse me, I... I need to be alone for a moment. 

(Azura leaves.)

Corrin: Azura... 

Lilith: This is a lot to find out all at once... I guess it's only natural that she would need some time to herself... 

Corrin: You're right... 

Lilith: Hey, Corrin... Look at this lance here... 

Corrin: Rivalis was using it during the fight... I somehow doubt it's a regular lance... 

Lilith: I can tell you about that shortly, but... First, I need to tell you something I should have mentioned a while ago. 

Corrin: What is it?

Lilith: Well... When I first joined your fighting force, I mentioned how I had found the ability to control shifting between human and dragon form, but... That wasn't exactly true. 

Corrin: Huh? 

Lilith: I had control over it all along, but... I was too scared to tell you all about it. In truth, I've had a dragonstone for quite some time now. 

Corrin: How? I thought there were barely any left... 

Lilith: That's true, but... I have one, and it's not just any stone. In truth, it's Asazhi, a legendary weapon from the gods themselves. Anankos gifted it to one of the first rulers of Valla. Back then, people who could shift forms like us were much more common, and it was needed to fully control their powers. 

Corrin: Asazhi... It's a legendary weapon...?

Lilith: Yes... I wasn't sure of how to tell you about this. I guess I was a bit scared to see how you would react, but... I believe now is as good enough a time to tell you as any, because... This isn't the only ancient weapon you need to hear about. 

Corrin: What do you mean? 

Lilith: The lance Rivalis was using... I recognize it. It's another legendary weapon, though it was lost generations ago. I suppose Anankos was able to uncover it and give it to Rivalis. Its name is Adriashe. Once upon a time, it was used by the rulers of Hoshido, but it was lost... Though now, I suppose we can consider it found. 

Corrin: Wow... This is a lot to take in all at once, but... I'm thankful that you're telling me about it. 

Lilith: Yes... I believe there's still much for us to discuss in the future, but... For the time being, I think we both need a break, and I imagine that there are many people who long for your attention at this time. 

Corrin: As much as I hate to admit it, you have a point. 

Lilith: First, I want to give you Adriashe. I believe that it could be used by anyone with the Dragon Vein power since it isn't bonded to any specific user. Still, I suggest that you choose the person to use it carefully. It's a powerful weapon, after all. 

Corrin: I'll be sure to keep that in mind. Thanks for everything, Lilith. 

Lilith: You're welcome... Now, you should go and see the rest of the army. I don't want to hog you for too much longer. 

Corrin: Okay. I'll check up on Azura while I'm at it. I'll see you later, Lilith. 

Lilith: Goodbye, Corrin... I wish Asazhi was the least of my secrets to share with you... It's only a matter of time before it all comes out...