vanguard333 Posted May 7, 2020 Share Posted May 7, 2020 I've recently been playing through Verdant Wind (my second Three Houses playthrough overall), and one thing I've noticed is that, for all of Claude's talk about wanting to open up Fodlan to the outside world, very little of his route is actually about that. I thought back to the Crimson Flower route; in it, Claude arranges for Almyran forces to save the capital from the Adrestian forces; protecting the city and making them heroes to the Alliance; ensuring they're welcomed in. It got me thinking: what if he did this before? In every route, during the five years, Claude brought in Almyran forces to repel attack from the Adrestian Empire and/or the Fearghus Kingdom/Dukedom (depending on the route); leading to the Leicester Alliance opening up to Almyra. In routes with the battle of Gronder Field, Gronder Field becomes more of a three-way fight, as Dimitri does not approve of Almyran forces in Fodlan (as their warrior-culture clashes with his ideals). In Verdant Wind, Claude is careful and more willing to be less secretive thanks to Byleth. Outside of Verdant Wind, his downfall comes from him overplaying his hand: because he doesn't have the professor, he creates alliances with Sreng and Dagda to assist in "opening up" Fodlan, and this gets seen by many as Claude allying with hostile nations and letting them "invade" Fodlan. To add to this, there would be some interesting notes on what Claude's doing from other characters as well. For just one example, Sylvain, if not recruited, will call out Claude on allying with Sreng: a nation Sylvain's family protects Fodlan from. Meanwhile, if recruited, he talks about having to interact with people from Sreng that are in Claude's army. Students from the Empire would also be against Claude for allying with Dagda. etc. What do you think? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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