Update 37: Dog

♪ Scales of the Goddess ♪

Welcome back. Today, we take on one of the harder paralogues.
♪ No music ♪

♪ Spiderweb ♪

Wh-what are you talking about?

Abby shakes her head.


Get out of here!

What happened?
In truth, that man has been following me ever since my father disappeared...

Why is he following you?

Maurice's Crest?
Yes. It's also known as...the Crest of the Beast...
It's said there were once 12 heroes who saved Fódlan. There was the King of Liberation, Nemesis...the 10 Elites, and finally...Maurice. One day, Maurice suddenly transformed into a hideous beast and slaughtered innocent people. It was like when Miklan of House Gautier turned into a Black Beast. The negative energy dwelling within his Crest turned Maurice into a monster. The people of Fódlan grew to despise him, and he was stripped of his honor. His whole clan was conquered, and it was believed that his bloodline had vanished...

My family line...is one of them.
Maurice's Crest is a symbol of disaster. Anyone who comes in contact with it is met with great misfortune.

What that man mentioned earlier...
Yes, the rumor about the Wandering Beast in the woods...

If it's defeated, wouldn't the rumor be dispelled?
That may be true but...I doubt I could do it on my own.

Let's go.
Thank you! But, um...
Promise you won't tell anyone about my Crest?
Abby nods.
I'm sorry to have to ask...but thank you!

♪ As Fierce as Fire ♪

...Oh, fuck me, is this what I think it is?

Goddammit, it is. It's a fog of war map.

Here's our group for this round. I forgot to set adjutants. Go me.

...Oh, and Marianne is separated from the rest of us. Specifically, she is right next to the boss monster.

This already bodes ill.

Let's get this over with.
♪ No music ♪

♪ Dark Clouds Gather ♪

Our Crest? Does that mean...

♪ Tempest of Seasons ♪

Oh, christ.

I was about to say "complaining will do me no good..." But man, do I really want to complain right now.

Going for the kill.

I don't even know what I'm doing, really. I'm just kinda hoping things don't cascade into failure. It's hard to have a strategy on a fog of war map.

Eyy, Catherine, nice level. I haven't hyped her up much, but in just raw stats, she's only a little behind Ingrid and Petra in killing power, and a good bit speedier than Bernadetta. Too bad it'll take a lot of effort to get her in a flier class.

Give me strength.

Lin... Well, you did need Spd.


Yeah, the Wandering Beast is not to be trifled with. I think this is the first-time we've run into Anti-Magic Armor, which, well, nullifies magic damage against an armor tile.

Renewal: Unit recovers up to 20% of max HP at the start of each turn.
Heartseeker: Adjacent foes suffer Avo -20 during combat.
Magic Bind: If unit lands a hit, targeted foe is unable to use magic for 1 turn.
Armored Blow: If unit initiates combat, grants Def +6 during combat.
Death Blow: If unit initiates combat, grants Str +6 during combat.
Defiant Str: Grants Str +8 when HP is ≤ 25%.

Oh, and that crest? That's a major Crest of the Beast. I don't know if it applies to monster weapons—I don't think it does—but if it does, then the jerk has a 40% chance to get +5 damage on an attack. You know how Felix's major Crest of Fraldarius is good? Yeah, this thing has pretty much exactly that.

As of this chapter, it's also revealed that Marianne's Crest is a minor Crest of the Beast, giving her a 20% chance to add +5 damage with a weapon. You'll see why that's good after we're done.

Ffffffuck. I was hoping for a crit.

Annette's Mag isn't, like, bad. It's actually pretty good! Her Spd's just...incredibly low.


If I must!

Just need a path to the boss...

Bad. Just...bad all around.

♪ The Dream is Over ♪

...Fuck. I need to get Flayn in Rescue range.
♪ Tempest of Seasons ♪

No, you dingbat, don't do that!

(At time of writing, I recorded this footage two months ago. I'm kind of ashamed of my tactical decisions.)

Well, that delayed doom by one turn, but I just separated Marianne from the group even more.


Flayn, be more like Abby.

See? Cyril's taking my advice.

Hoped for a crit, not only did I not get it, I also got hit by a 27 Hit chance. Great. Spectacular.

Alright, that could've been worse!

Chop chop, slice slice!


Ah, fuck, that's bad. Once Marianne attacks the wandering beast, or once any other unit gets too close, he'll go berserk, and will attack Marianne.

I do not like these odds.

Fuck it, I need a safe turn for everyone to move up.

Lysithea warps Annette forward.

Well, Spd.

♪ Wrath Strike ♪

No! I won't let you!

♪ The Dream is Over ♪

♪ Tempest of Seasons ♪

This is just gonna get her killed again, isn't it? I'm kind of out of options, though.

♪ Wrath Strike ♪

Well, that's a better outcome.


♪ The Dream is Over ♪


Okay, this situation is unsalvageable.
♪ Tempest of Seasons ♪

Rewinding back to Abby using the torch, I opt to not do that, because I can't recover from the wandering beast going berserk with that much distance remaining between Marianne and everyone else.


when you walk away you don't hear me say pleaaaaaaaSSSSSSSEEEEEEEEE OH BABY DON'T KILL MARIANNE

...Ahem. Anyway.

Thank fucking christ, I can pull Marianne to the rest of the group now.

Oh fuck you.

I don't have time for this!

Get the fuck outta the way.

i am in such a shitty situation

♪ Wrath Strike ♪


...Now I just need to kill the four HP bar monster. Easy...?

Good, Flayn.

Fun fact! Even if a gambit does not deal damage, it can still weaken and shatter armor tiles!


Going for the kill.


You're done.

Odd, but I won't complain about Spd.

...I'd need both of these to crit to end the battle on this turn.

So this beast remembers, or at least, recognizes Nemesis's sword, huh?



New plan: burn tiles with Flayn's gambit, break the last one with someone else, hope I can kill in one turn this time.

I got the same level ups as before, by the way.

Not without Str, you haven't.

Dammit dammit dammit!

Okay, I'm not gonna kill the wandering beast in one turn, so I have to stun the other one.

Getting some decent luck here.

Yes, good.

So close!

I'm safe. Phew.
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The Edmund Troops are very good. +5 Phys Atk and +5 Mag Atk at max rank, oh, and also +40 Hit. You won't be missing with these guys on you!

♪ Calm Winds Over Gentle Waters ♪

The Wandering Beast's eviscerated body... Only human bones and this sword remaining.

Surely the creature's true identity was...

You again?

When the Wandering Beast was defeated, this sword...

Maurice himself.

Good thing you were able to put an end to it.
It's true...
And because of that, I feel as though...my curse has been lifted. The blood of a beast no longer flows through me. I feel human for once. Thank you, Professor. I couldn't have done it on my own. Without your help, I would never have found peace. I'll do anything I can to repay my debt to you!

I missed a Giant Shell that's dropped by a wild demonic beast elsehwere on the map. I don't particularly care to go back and get it. For clearing the chapter, we get the Blutgang.

Blutgang: 1 range. 13 Mt, 80 Hit, 7 Wt, 20 durability. Enables Beast Fang for holders of the Crest of the Beast. Magic weapon. Requires Umbral Steel x3 and 2500 gold to repair.

A 1 range magic weapon might not sound so good, but remember that Marianne has a 20% chance to add 5 damage onto any attack she makes with it. 13 Mt and 7 Wt is also absolutely not to be scoffed at. In addition, it also has this:

Beast Fang: +10 Mt, +30 Crit, 1 range, costs 3 durability. Effective against Cavalry and Dragon foes.

+10 Mt, +30 Crit. Beast Fang can put some serious hurt on enemies. It also lets Marianne erase cavalry units, in case that's a thing you needed her to do.
♪ Learning Lesson ♪

Moving on in the month, Mercedes gets Fortify at Faith A. She is now one of our undisputed best healers.

Caspar hits Brawling A, and gets a combat art I'll never use.

Mighty Blow: +10 Mt, -5 Hit, +20 Crit, 1 range, costs 3 durability.

♪ Teatime Joy ♪

Huh. I guess when you hit A rank with a character, teatime with them takes place in Byleth's room.

♪ Scales of the Goddess ♪

Ingrid passes her Falcon Knight certification exam! Yay! She's now reaching max power!

Falcon Knight is, you might be able to infer, the Master version of Pegasus Knight—which means it's locked to women, sadly—and the only other flying Master class besides Wyvern Lord.

Canto: Allows unit to move again after completing certain actions, if there is movement remaining.
Lancefaire: Grants Atk +5 when using a lance.
Avo +10: Increases Avo by 10.

It has basically the same class abilities as Wyvern Lord, except it swaps out Axefaire for Lancefaire.

Defiant Avo: Grants Avo +30 when HP is ≤ 25%.

The mastery ability is not great, but it has the honor of being something you'd actually want when at dangerously low HP, unlike most other stats.

Falcon Knight and Wyvern Lord have similar growth rate adjustments—Wyvern Lord has +15% Str, +10% Spd, Falcon Knight has +10% Str, +20% Spd. For my money, I kind of like the higher Spd growth more, but I also understand why the +5% Str might be more attractive on Wyvern Lord.

Admittedly, Wyvern Lord's innate Str boost is much higher than Falcon Knight's, at +4 when mounted compared to Falcon Knight's +1 when mounted.

Lysithea also passes the Gremory certification exam. (It's not reflected on her model since I have her set up to just use her normal clothes for battle.)

Gremory is exclusive to women units, and functions as the ending class for infantry magic users. While that means a major loss of mobility compared to Holy Knight or Dark Knight, and a damage loss due to the lack of White Tomefaire (on Holy Knight) or Black Tomefaire and Dark Tomefaire (on Dark Knight), Gremory makes up for it with something very different.

Black Magic Uses x2: Doubles the number of uses for black magic.
White Magic Uses x2: Doubles the number of uses for white magic.
Dark Magic Uses x2: Doubles the number of uses for dark magic.

These three skills are Gremory's class abilities. Functionally, what this means is that Gremory doubles all of a unit's uses of magic per battle. This has a lot of implications. Bishop doubles the amount of uses of white magic, but Gremory is the only class that can double the uses of black and dark magic.

Let's use Lysithea as an example for offensive magic users. Luna Λ gets 4 uses per battle. Dark Spikes Τ gets 6 uses per battle. Hades Ω gets 4 uses per battle. All of her major firepower can now be used much more freely now compared to without Gremory. Oh, and she can use Warp twice per battle, too!

For a defensive example, let's consider Mercedes, although do note that all of these benefits aren't technically exclusive to Gremory. Heal gets 20 uses, Physic gets 10 uses, Fortify gets 4 uses. 10 uses of Physic and 4 uses of Fortify gives Mercedes a lot of healing power from far away, compared to the un-boosted 5 uses of Physic and 2 uses of Fortify she'd get if she was a holy knight.

All that combat unlocked a lot of supports, so...supports!

Linhardt/Flayn B.
♪ Spiderweb ♪

Another one, Linhardt? When will you leave me in peace?
A breakthrough has been made concerning your Crest. A major crest of Saint Cethleann, correct?
Well, yes. I've been trying to keep that quiet.
Part of my interest on this topic is that I possess a minor Crest of Cethleann myself.
I am aware.
Possessing a minor Crest is uncommon but not rare among the noble families.
However, a major Crest of Cethleann—that is beyond rare.
Oh, is it?
I am quite curious as to why you were born with such a rare major Crest.
Given that mine is a minor Crest of the same type, it's possible that you and I are distant relations.
You and I, related? I am quite certain that is not the case.
Oh? Do you have access to a detailed ancestry? That could be a most useful tome.
No, I do not, however—
A shame. Oh, to explore one's lineage and investigate such possibilities.
Alas, the odds of your being a direct descendant of Saint Cethleann are quite low. The prevailing theory among respectable scholars is that Saint Cethleann died having never married.

I hate to disappoint you, but I'm not a descendant of Saint Cethleann. Of this I can assure you.
While I do not subscribe to your absolute certainty, I do agree your relation to her is highly unlikely. Yet there is some connection between yourself and Saint Cethleann...
What was that you were mumbling to yourself?
Nothing. My apologies. Simply thinking aloud. I do hope we can continue this discussion sometime.

♪ Scales of the Goddess ♪

Linhardt's catching on, Flayn. It's only a matter of time.

Felix/Ingrid A.
♪ Recollection and Regret ♪

You're wounded, and you're going too slowly. I couldn't stand to watch.
You're still fretting over me, are you?
I'm fine now. Really. It wasn't even serious.
I could have handled the situation alone. That enemy wasn't much of a threat.
Yes, yes, we all know you could've. But I also didn't want to risk something unforeseen befalling you. I've been doing some thinking.
I feel a bit lost—I don't know that I'm cut out to be a knight after all. Without fulfilling that dream—without being a knight—I've been asking myself where my place is in the world. And I think... I think I've found my answer. I don't want to lose anyone anymore.
So I want to protect those I hold dear.
That's why you were protecting me, huh? What a fool you are.
Foolish to act in line with what I value most? Were I to die, I would die knowing I followed my heart—my truest calling.
I've been reading through more of that book I was telling you about.
Recall the hypothetical question it posed? "Do you carry out the orders or protect your hometown?"
You've been reading that garbage again?
The book never specified that one should prioritize the commander's orders. Instead it suggested that one should follow their heart in the matter. That's what a knight—that's what anyone being true to themselves—should do.
That's just the editor's opinion.
Of course. And I find value in that opinion.

There's a line here in the script I have that doesn't seem to be used in-game. I'm not sure if it was removed in a patch or if it's just fully unused.
His death pains me to this day. It was a tragedy. But had he survived, I think he would have suffered.
I will follow his example. No matter the outcome, no matter the circumstance, I believe in myself.
Hmph! You know nothing.
What is it that you know, then? What is it you fight for, Felix?
My own beliefs.
I see no difference from my own stance.
You don't understand.
You fight to be stronger than everyone, that you might protect those you care for. Correct?
OK, fine, you do understand.

To avoid annoyance, then, I suggest you continue to grow stronger.
If that happens, I might allow you to protect me too.
You're insufferable.

♪ Scales of the Goddess ♪

Jesus, Felix, you'd think you could be a bit nicer to Ingrid there, even with all of your trauma about Glenn's death.

Sylvain/Annette B.
♪ A Gentle Breeze ♪

Uh-oh. Did I do something wrong?
Did you spot me sneaking back in this morning? Or is it about that girl who got mad I kissed her sister good-night... I can explain either way.
No! I'm not here to get after you about those things. Surely other people have that covered.
What I really want to talk about is your behavior during our training sessions.
When we're sparring, you're always passing on great opportunities to get the edge on me.
It's almost as though you're going out of your way to make me think you're incapable!
Nah, I just like giving other people the spotlight.
Uh-huh. It's not that you took something I said to heart? About how you don't have to work hard to be good at stuff and how that isn't fair?
I did take those things to heart. We're friends, right? I'd be sad if you started to hate me.
There's just one thing I want you to remember.

So I respect people like you. I mean it.
Oh. Is that...sincerity? It's kind of creeping me out. It's just so unlike you!
When you say nice things like that, I can't take joy in beating you! I want to beat you when you're at your best! That's why it bothers me so much when you don't try your hardest against me.
Let me put this a different way...
I've always been treated like I'm special, and I'm not. At least, I don't think I am. I'm just tired of people thinking they know what I can and can't do. When everybody expects something of you or envies you...it's kind of suffocating. I'd rather people think I'm dumb.
Well, I mean, I can still be pretty dumb. Heh...
I have to admit, I have a hard time understanding where you're coming from.
Just know that...I want you to keep being great at everything without trying.
If you stop being that way, I won't have any competition!
Heh, competition, huh? I like the sound of that.
Where the heck were you when I was growing up?
If I had someone like you back then, I think I may have turned out different. Better, I mean.
Anyway, I'd love to chat more with you. Would you like to grab some tea with me or...
Sure thing! The very next moment I'm free. For now, I need to get to my magic training.
Oh, I see. Some other time then. I look forward to it, Annette.

♪ Scales of the Goddess ♪

Well. Sylvain's more perceptive of others' insecurities and fears than I thought. Good on him for also managing to not cock all of that up by flirting with Annette.

At least, I hope that invitation to tea isn't a form of flirting.

Sylvain/Hilda C.
♪ Respite and Sunlight ♪

Thanks! You're looking quite handsome yourself.
You know exactly how to talk to a guy. I like it. What's with all the books?
Oh, these? I was just bringing them to...
Ah, ouch. Ouch!
What's wrong? Did you hurt your foot?
Yeah... I tripped earlier.
But I'm supposed to return these books to the library by the end of the day!
Relax. I'm sure there's a handsome guy around here who knows how to carry books to the library. You rest your foot. I'll take care of this.
Oh, no. That's all right. You must have something more important to do.
Nothing is more important than helping you. Just pile the books on that desk, and I'll get 'em where they're going.
Aw, you're so kind! Thank you so, so much!
It's nothing. I'm happy to— Wow. That is a lot of books.
I'll just leave them right here for you. Thanks again, Sylvain! You're the best.

The professor was looking for this one a few weeks ago! Hilda...
Hang on! Did she just trick me into doing something she didn't want to do?

♪ Scales of the Goddess ♪

Smooth, Hilda. Legitimately smooth.

Mercedes/Cyril C.
♪ A Gentle Breeze ♪

Well, if it isn't Cyril! How did he manage to fall asleep here?
The warmth must have put him right down. He looks so cute when he's napping.
I'll just keep reading. No need to disturb him...

Good morning, Cyril. Did you sleep well?

It's Mercedes. I thought you'd remember my name by now.
In Part 1, Mercedes would've said this instead.
It's Mercedes. I hope you'll commit my name to memory.
Oh, sorry. I know it, but it's hard to say.
You're from Almyra, aren't you? I hope you haven't been uncomfortable here at the academy.
Nah, it's great. I eat every day!
Were you not eating before you came here?
Every couple days, maybe. It was rough.
Oh, I'm so sorry to hear that. Are you hungry?
You should eat up. To make up for all the meals you missed in the past!
Heh, OK. Thank you, Merm... Mammal... Mar...
Just call me Mercie. That's what my friends call me.
Mer...cie. Mercie. Hey! Thanks, Mercie. Welp, I had a good sleep, but there's work to do now. See ya!

It's troubling, but I probably shouldn't pry.

♪ Scales of the Goddess ♪

Ingrid/Seteth B.
♪ Calm Winds Over Gentle Waters ♪

Of course! They were the heroes who struck down evil with the power of the sacred weapons, protecting our land and people.
Their strength was passed down through the ages, manifesting itself in the Crests some of us are born with.
Yes. The 10 Elites certainly possessed great power. But does that make them worthy of worship?
I imagine you ask because they later fought amongst themselves, turning on one another, ravaging the land.
Precisely. Initially, Nemesis and the 10 Elites worked together to bring peace to Fódlan. But soon their ambitions got the best of them, and they clashed, using their sacred weapons on anyone they chose, strong and weak alike. What I mean to say is, possessing strength alone does not make one worthy of respect. Rather, one should be judged by how they choose to use that strength.
Yes, I agree.
If you follow that logic, then you will see it also applies to those who are born with Crests. Now, think of how your father wishes to wed you to another family's fortune on the basis of your Crest.
Yes? What of it?
These are purely inherited qualities. Is it not foolish to judge a person's value by some inherited fortune? That is all a Crest is, really.
That's what I think too. Having a Crest or not has no bearing on your worth as a person.
I understand that Count Galatea believes he has the right to manage your affairs. I am certain he has his own share of problems. And I do not wish to meddle or lay blame. But if there is anything I should like to say to his daughter, it is this. How you live your life is up to you.
Thank you for your counsel and wisdom, Seteth.
Father's hopes were dashed long ago...
I will take some time to reflect on what lies ahead— my future.

♪ Scales of the Goddess ♪

Lysithea/Catherine C.
♪ Calm Winds Over Gentle Waters, plus rain noises ♪

Did you hear the thunder just now? Good thing we got all the clothes indoors before the skies opened up. I apologize for troubling you with this task.
Don't worry about it. I was just passing by and thought I could help.
I know how frustrating it is to have your newly dried clothes soaked by rain.
What's wrong? We managed to keep all of the clothes dry, didn't we?
It's just...odd. Every time it's my turn to wash the clothing, there's a sudden downpour. Surely it must just be an inconvenient coincidence, but I can't help feeling as though I'm somehow to blame for it.
Ah, I see. That probably is your fault.
Wow, you're even harsher than I am!
You have a Crest of Charon, don't you?
I do, yes, but— Hold on a moment. How did you know that?
I can just tell. I have a Crest of Charon too. And I've noticed that, whenever I need dry weather, there's rain. Don't you think it's our Crests making the rain fall upon us?
How had I never connected this? This is quite a revelation! A Crest affecting the weather!
Well, I don't know how true it is.
There are only the two of us, which is a pretty small sample of people.
I suppose that's true. So...we must test our hypothesis!
Hmm... Maybe we can find someone who tends to bring the sunshine around—that would be especially handy for helping out with the wash.
Now, there's an idea!

♪ Scales of the Goddess ♪

Well, that was cute. Kind of surprised Crest holders can detect other peoples' Crests of the same type, though.

Hilda/Cyril B.
♪ A Gentle Breeze ♪

Hilda! You're in the way. Move it.
I'm supposed to refill the horses' water troughs, but I can't find the buckets. I was told that they'd be in the "usual place." What's the "usual place"?
Maybe you'd know where that is if you did your job sometime.
You know, Cyril, I don't want to interrupt you while you're cleaning, but—
Come on. The buckets are over near the wall...where they always are...because I put them there.

I bet you're tired though. Come on, let's rest a bit.
OK. Just for a minute though. I got more work to do.
I'm not a fan of awkward silences. Anything interesting happen lately?
Figured you were the one with something to say. Quiet don't bother me.
I need an interesting topic for this letter I'm writing to my brother. I'm stumped.
Your brother write to you a lot?
Constantly, yeah. He must be bored. He's always going on about how worried he is for me.
What's worse, if I take too long to reply, he gets more worried and writes more about it!
Write about your life, maybe. Ya know, stuff like, "I got real lazy again today." Or maybe, "Can you believe I still don't know where they put the water buckets?"
You're mean. Do you really think that little of me?
You're a lazy gal who gets people to do her work for her. I never knew anybody like that in Almyra.
Oh, really? So, Lady Rhea isn't the only difference between Fódlan and Almyra after all?
I don't like comparing Lady Rhea with you, but I figure you're right. But you know what's real weird? Nobody seems to mind picking up your slack. Even me...
Sorry, what was that?
Nothing worth repeating. Anyway, I gotta get back to work.

Oh, hang on! I never got an idea from him about what to write in my letter!
Ugh, I guess there's nothing for it. Maybe I can just write about Cyril...

♪ Scales of the Goddess ♪


cyril has a lot of good lines there

Seteth/Catherine C.
♪ Respite and Sunlight ♪

Hm? Oh yes, I'm fine. Never better.
That is good. I cannot help but be concerned, given your tendency toward incautious behavior. While boldness can be a virtue, I do hope you will bear in mind that recklessness is not. A moment's negligence can lead to a mortal wound for even the most skilled fighter.
You worry too much. If they saw me in action, the wounds themselves would cower!
That is precisely the attitude that worries me. Especially given your history. You have been gravely injured before, as you no doubt recall.
Me, "gravely injured"? When did that happen?
You mean you have forgotten? It was during your days as a student at the Officers Academy. There was an excursion—a monster hunt. You charged ahead and left your fellow students behind. You ended up alone and surrounded. You almost died. Do you truly not remember?
Are you sure? All I remember is cutting down monsters left and right.
That is true enough. But you nearly bled to death in the aftermath. The archbishop was so concerned for your life that she tended your wounds personally.
Oh! That was when that happened! Finally, it all fits together. Lady Rhea looking after me—now that I remember clearly. That was the first time she ever spoke to me. I was lying on the ground, caked in mud, and she gently picked me up, even stroked my hair... The emotions were so overpowering that they must have just cleared away my memory of the whole incident. So, it was during the monster hunt! Thanks, Seteth. That's been bothering me for ages.
That is not quite why I brought it up...
Come to think of it, Lady Rhea hasn't healed me since then.
We've got to find Lady Rhea, and then maybe someday she'll honor me like that again...
If you view this scene during Part 1, it ends with Seteth instead.
I know you have a fondness for the archbishop, but do try to control yourself.

♪ Scales of the Goddess ♪

Catherine/Shamir C— Wait, have I really not gotten this rank yet? Jeez.
♪ Respite and Sunlight ♪

What is it, Shamir? You're not laughing. Didn't you think it was funny?
So then, laugh! You could stand to be a little friendlier, you know.
Do I need to be?
What do you mean, "need to be"? Friendship isn't about obligation. You could try being a bit warmer.
Like when I first met you. I took the time to introduce myself and make friendly conversation... And you just said, "Hi, I'm Shamir." I remember thinking that you wouldn't be easy to get along with.
Now that's funny. I remember thinking you were just another knight who loved the sound of her own voice. You know, the type who's all talk, but useless in battle.
Well, that's a bit harsh. Did you really think that?
Hmph. But you changed your mind when you saw me in action?
I did. You're surprisingly strong.
Well, even though you had zero charm, you did a nice job of supporting me. Now I know that you'll always have my back. In fact, maybe I should take it easy and let you handle all the fighting.
It sounds like I'm going to be doing a lot more work around here.
We make a pretty good team. At any rate, we're bound together, so we better try to get along! Don't you think, partner?
If that's how you see it, I can't disagree.

♪ Scales of the Goddess ♪

Since it's the end of the month, I just do a seminar over exploration. Annette learns Recover from it, yay! Now I've got two sources of that very good 1-range heal.

Speaking of Lysithea!
♪ Teatime Joy ♪

♪ Scales of the Goddess ♪

Moving on, Bernadetta passes the Bow Knight certification exam.

Bow Knight is an amazing capstone class for bow users. While it does incur a minor Spd growth penalty (though 5% less than other cavalry classes), it comes with a massive mobility boost (something bow users tend to want, as a rule, since it expands their attack range even more), and it has some incredibly good class abilities to boot.

Canto: Allows unit to move again after completing certain actions, if there is movement remaining.
Bowfaire: Grants Atk +5 when using a bow.
Bowrange +2: Increases bow range by 2.

Bowfaire and Bowrange +2. In Bernadetta's hands, standard bows now have 2-4 range. That is absurdly good.

Defiant Spd: Grants Spd +8 when HP is ≤ 25%.

Bow Knight's mastery ability is...anemic, sadly. Oh well, I expect that from Master classes. The only Master classes with good mastery abilities are Dark Knight (Seal Resistance) and War Master (Quick Riposte).

Petra also classes into Falcon Knight.

Next time: Ailell, the Valley of Torment.

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