(The chapter opens to show Corrin, Azura, Xander, Camilla, Leo, and Elise together in the ruins of Valla.)
Xander: What's on your mind, Corrin?
Corrin: I suppose I'm still thinking about everything that's happened since we arrived in Valla... Things have been moving so quickly.
Camilla: First, it was Iago and Hans. Then we had to fight our Father, who we learned was under the influence of Anankos for years... Afterwards, there was the matter of King Rivalis of Valla...
Leo: I suppose this is all rather unprecedented...
Elise: I just wonder what's going to happen next... What else does he have to throw at us?
Azura: I wish I had an answer for you, but... I don't know.
Xander: All we can do is wait and see what comes next then...
Corrin: Wait for a moment... I think I see something off on the horizon. It looks like another faction of soldiers.
Leo: Already? It seems as if we don't get a moment of peace these days...
Xander: To be fair, we are in a hostile land that fell to war many years ago. This must be par for the course.
Camilla: Still, we have to fight. We should all ready our weapons.
Elise: There's something that seems different about these fighters though... Do you see it?
Corrin: What do you mean?
Elise: Most of them are wearing Nohrian clothing rather than the armor we've seen on all the Vallite soldiers...
Azura: You're right, Elise... But what could this mean?
Leo: We'll surely figure that out soon enough. For now, we should charge ahead and take care of business.
Corrin: Yes... Leo is right. Let's go on and take care of them.
(The battle begins. The objective is to rout the enemy. The enemy faction consists solely of Nohrian-classed units, all of whom are women. The leader of the forces is Katarina, Xander's deceased mother. Surrounding Katarina are three notable women: Ivanna, Eleanora, and Madeline. At the start of turn one, the following dialogue plays out.)
Xander: Hold for a moment... Those women...
Camilla: It couldn't possibly be...
(If Xander initiates combat with Katarina, the following dialogue plays out.)
Xander: I didn't expect for us to cross paths like this after your death... Mother.
Katarina: Xander... Why do you raise a blade to me...? We could have been happy... With Anankos...
Xander: I know that's not what you truly believe... The only times we could have been happy were before you passed away so many years ago... And I'll do what I must to free you from the sickening spell of Anankos.
(If anyone else initiates combat with Katarina, the following dialogue plays out.)
Katarina: I am Katarina, the queen of Nohr... Step aside or perish.
(When Katarina is defeated, the following dialogue plays out.)
Katarina: Peace... At long last... It has been... Too long...
(If Camilla initiates combat with Ivanna, the following dialogue plays out.)
Camilla: Mother... I thought you would be in hell, and yet, here you are.
Ivanna: I act in the name of Anankos now...
Camilla: Now I know for sure that it isn't you speaking to me. After all, the mother I knew would only ever act in her own interests. You never even stopped to care for me.
Ivanna: It's all for Anankos...
Camilla: Fine. If you wish to insist that, then I'll act accordingly. This is all for the future I want, and if I have to defeat you to reach it, then so be it.
(If Azura initiates combat with Ivanna, the following dialogue plays out.)
Ivanna: You look just like her... Arete...
Ivanna: I thought for sure I had killed her years ago...
Azura: ...Camilla told me many years ago that you were the one responsible for the death of my mother... How could such a kind person come from a monster like you?
Ivanna: Monster...? I'm the monster...?!
Azura: For the sake of my mother... The woman you killed... I'll win this battle. Brace yourself.
(If anyone else initiates combat with Ivanna, the following dialogue plays out.)
Ivanna: I will rule Nohr one day... If I kill just a bit more...
(When Ivanna is defeated, the following dialogue plays out.)
Ivanna: No... But... What am I to rule over now...?
(If Leo initiates combat with Eleanora, the following dialogue plays out.)
Leo: Tch... Of all the people that I could run into while traversing Nohr.
Eleanora: That's no way to greet your mother...
Leo: Quit it with the theatrics. I already know fully well that you don't care about me. You never did.
Eleanora: Stop being so rude, Leo...
Leo: Stop speaking to me. If you won't back down, then I'll send you to the hell that you belong in.
(If anyone else initiates combat with Eleanora, the following dialogue plays out.)
Eleanora: Soon enough, I will be on the throne... Nohr needs a ruler like me...
(When Eleanora is defeated, the following dialogue plays out.)
Eleanora: This can't be happening... What am I to do now...?
(If Elise initiates combat with Madeline, the following dialogue plays out.)
Elise: Mother... Why are you here?
Madeline: Garon... I miss you... Please come back to me...
Madeline: We must rule over Nohr together...
Madeline: Who are you meant to be...?
Elise: It's just like how it was before... You never bothered with me... Only him... That's... That's enough. I'm going to stand on my own two feet and show you what you've been missing out on by ignoring me while you were alive, Mother!
(If anyone else initiates combat with Madeline, the following dialogue plays out.)
Madeline: Soon enough, I will rule... Me and Garon... Side by side...
(When Madeline is defeated, the following dialogue plays out.)
Madeline: I was destined for more than this... Why must I fail a second time...?!
(After the battle, Corrin, Azura, Xander, Camilla, Leo, and Elise stand together once again.)
Corrin: I don't understand... Who were all of those women?
Xander: They... They were the concubines of our father.
Camilla: Following the death of his first wife, Katarina, Father fell into despair, and he turned to others as a way of lessening his pain.
Leo: It's true... Those were the women who he had affairs with in his years on the throne.
Elise: Our mothers...
Corrin: That's awful...
Camilla: They wound up killing each other in a petty fight for the throne... It was ridiculous.
Leo: We did what we had to in order to fix things. Let's move on.
Elise: Yeah... I'm tired of being here.
Xander: Mother... You're free now.
Corrin: Azura, what's wrong?
Camilla: You... You didn't see your mother, did you?
Azura: No... I didn't.
Xander: She should have... I don't understand.
Azura: She married the king after your mother passed on... If your mother was here, she should have been as well... If Anankos' reach went so far as to allow him to manipulate so many people in death, you would expect her to be here...
Elise: I'm sorry, Azura...
Leo: Chances are high that we'll encounter her further down the line then.
Azura: Yes... That's true.
Leo: Let's keep moving. We don't have a moment to spare.
(Xander, Camilla, Leo, and Elise walk away.)
Corrin: Azura... I know this is a lot for you, so... If you want to cry, I'm right here to listen.
Azura: I'm alright for now, Corrin... We should keep moving. I don't want to keep the others waiting for too long.
Corrin: Okay... Just promise me you won't forget that offer, alright?