EXPonential Growth is xenologue fourteen of Fire Emblem: Awakening. It can be purchased for $2.50 USD in North America and for ¥300 Yen in Japan. The xenologue's main purpose is to gain a lot of EXP by defeating many Entombed.
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In the Outrealms, Chrom and The Shepherds meet an Anna, who has a French accent. The Anna explains that they are in the Outrealms, a place where fantasies come true. Chrom, mistaking the Anna for the Anna that is part of The Shepherds, asks her if she is ok, because she seems different. Anna says that Chrom is confusing her with their Anna, and that she is an alternate version of her.
The Anna asks Chrom to help defeat the Entombed that are coming from the ruins, because they are raiding the villages' crop fields, which are located in the ruins. After Chrom asks whey there is a village inside the ruins and the Entombed are eating vegetables, Anna explains that it is because they are alternate versions, as they are in an alternate world. Chrom offers to give the Anna some weapons to fight off the monsters, because he has matters to deal with in his world. Anna says that she is a person who can't use weapons and is pretending to have a ridiculous accent. Anna says that she will then just wait for the next group of people to pass by, while the villagers go hungry. She then goes into a long rambling explanation about how the villagers will be effected, from crops being eaten, to children not having food, to people in tomato costumes being attacked by monsters who believe them to be tomatoes. Chrom points out how much she sounds like Hubba. Eventually Chrom agrees to help her, and Anna tells him, in a normal accent, that by helping get rid of the entombed he will gain much of "you know what" (referring to EXP). When Chrom inquires as to what she is talking about, Anna says that he will figure it out, and to hurry up because the entombed are currently fleeing as they speak. She goes back to her French accent and says that it is very sweet, to which, Chrom replies "Le sigh...".
After the entombed are defeated or escape, the Anna congratulates Chrom on defeating the entombed. Chrom says that he and The Shepherds are stronger for the experience. The Anna interrupts Chrom and says the entombed spring up like weeds and that they can come back anytime that they want the challenge. She also tells them that the villagers would be happy to see them again as well. Chrom sarcastically agrees because they saved the villagers' vegetables which the villagers supposedly grow inside the stony ruins, which were threatened by vegetarian monsters. The Anna then says good bye and Chrom and The Shepherds leave.
When first attacking an entombed, each regular character has a unique line about their thoughts at that moment. Some wondering about the entombed, others think about what "you know what" meant, as well as many others.
|Chrom||"Shooing miscreants away from crops? Am I back in my early Shepherd days? Still, I've vowed to help people in need, so help I shall!"|
|Avatar||"Fighting vegetarian zombies ought to make for an interesting experience...... Experience? Wait, could that be the bonus reward she was talking about?"|
|Lissa||"Not another step, potato molester! Stealing food is wrong! Well, I guess I sometimes steal sweets from my brother's pack. ... And gold. But that is totally not the same thing. It's time for you to die, die, die!"|
|Frederick||"An unusual enemy like this ought to yield ample experience. Perhaps these foes should be left to units with more room to grow than me. But that doesn't mean I'll hold back if they stand in my way!"|
|Sully||"Oh, so you like picking other people's veggies? Try picking on me instead! ...What's wrong? Not so keen on more...meaty targets? Har! Good thing you're made of fertilizer, 'cause I'm gonna kick the crap outta ya!"|
|Stahl||"Um, why do you keep staring at me and drooling? Oh gods! It's my hair, isn't it? It reminds you of a vegetable! Well, I'm NOT a vegetable, so...so...Augh, stop licking your lips!"|
|Virion||"I heard somewhere that the Entombed are like the Risen's nobles. Not very noble of you to purolin carrots and cabbages from the weak, though. I fear I must bury you in the name of upper-class beings everywhere!"|
|Vaike||"Does no one find it strange that there are so many corpses waddling around? Er, not that the Vaike can't handle it. The Vaike can handle anything. We'll see who puts more of you back in the ground: Chrom or ol' Teach!"|
|Miriel||"Well, aren't you an edifying specimen. You resemble closely the mummified dead of our world, but I see potential. Killing you ought to yield ample rewards both for myself and science in general."|
|Kellam||"All this talk of troublemakers in the fields reminds me of home. We certainly got our share on the farm, what with no men to guard the land. Well, I was there, but the ravagers acted like they never even saw me..."|
|Donnel||"Ya done picked the wrong day to mess with farmers! Our crops are like our babies! We even give 'em names! Ya hear that? Vegetables have souls, ya darn baby killers! ...Argh! CHARGE!"|
|Sumia||"Wait! Y-you shall not pass! I may not be the deftest knight in the group, but I can put you in your place! Now regurgitate those vegetables, or...Ew, wait. No! Don't do that! "|
|Lon'qu||"Now you're a piece of work. Got a lot to gain by picking on the weak, is that it? ... Well, so do I."|
|Maribelle||"Have you no shame? Ransacking other people's property is so low class! Perhaps if you apologized, I might overlook your transgressions... What's wrong? Bandages in your mouth? Oh well!"|
|Ricken||"I've never seen foes like you. I imagine taking you down would teach me a lot. Wait--that's it! If I defeat you, I'm sure to grow by leaps and bounds! Then no one will treat me like a kid! Oh, this is gonna be fun..."|
|Panne||"You dead-spawn like vegetables, mmm? Then perhaps you like...carrots? That pathetic look on your face seems to indicate otherwise. A shame. For a moment there, I thought we might get along..."|
|Gaius||"Just between you and me? I've robbed a village or two myself, before... I totally get where you're coming from. Er, except for the whole veggies thing. Unfortunately, these guys are paying me to have a double standard. Tough luck!"|
|Cordelia||"Interesting... These dead things would make exceptional training dummies. Though personally, I'd prefer to better myself using more challenging methods. But if my lord needs faster results, I am certainly happy to oblige."|
|Gregor||"Attacking crop thieves brings back many colorful memory! Gregor only needed to flex muscles, and bad men run crying to mother. *Sniff* Was good times..."|
|Nowi||"I sometimes pick stuff off the ground and eat it, too. But never other people's property! That's just rude. Guess it's time for Nowi teach you some proper manners!"|
|Libra||"It is a terrible sin to impede the hard work of honest folk. Repent now, and I may be inclined to... ...... You're just going to sit there and moan a lot, aren't you? Right. I suppose I'll just end you and let the gods sort it out, then."|
|Tharja||"A bandaged corpse like you would make for an excellent vict-- Er, guinea pig. But I suppose Robin would frown on my letting you live. Oh well. I promise I won't make it hurt. ...Much."|
|Olivia||"They look strong...and their limbs are so...wr-wriggly... But taking one down would make me a lot stronger, I know. I have to give it a shot. The others are counting on me!"|
|Cherche||"My, aren't you a darling. What a shame we stand here as enemies. Minerva would have loved to have such an adorable playmate. As it stands, I cannot let you pass. Even the cute must pay their dues."|
|Henry||"Dead things! I love dead things! Especially when I get to kill them again. That's a very special experience. Ooh! After I kill you, do you think you could get back up again? Pleeeease?!"|
|Say'ri||"I see corpses walk even in the Outrealms. What tricks do the dead know here, I wonder? Perhaps my blade can find the answer."|
|Basilio||"I've fought some strange customers, but you're my first vegetarian zombie. Wait till everyone back in Ferox hears about this! Ba ha ha!"|
|Flavia||"Snacking on vegetables? Sounds like you're flouting the monster rulebook. While I admire you going your own way, I have no patience for thieves. But you can die knowing no less than a khan has slain you!"|
|Anna||"Wrecking someone's inventory is as bad as murder in my book! My merchant's heart goes out to that shockingly lovely field keeper. You'll pay for your crimes!"|
|Tiki||"I suppose you like vegetables because they're healthy. You want to live longer, yes? I know. There's just one catch... You already died ages ago!"|
|Lucina||"Entombed in the Outrealms? They must have come from my future. ...Gods, their journey was rougher than mine if they've turned to vegetables. Such unnatural suffering my be ended with all due haste."|
|Owain||"Hold, thou plunderer of the fruits of earthen fertility! I have come from another plane to send you a painful message! ... Actually I just have nothing better to do. Now die, fiend!"|
|Brady||"Care to explain why you're starin' at me all starry eyed, ya big mope? Just 'cause I look like a bad egg don't make me your friend. Now die, before we give people the wrong idea!"|
|Kjelle||"Face me, creature of the dead! I see the resolve in your eyes... Your defeat shall be to my betterment. ...Nothing to say? I thought not. En garde!"|
|Cynthia||"You know what happens to monsters who ruin other people's property? I happen - that's what! Those onions were like FAMILY to the farmers! *Sniff* It just brings t-tears to my eyes. Oh, you're gonna pay!"|
|Severa||"What a joke this battle is! I hate chores. Be a good boy and die quickly. And be happy someone PRETTY is killing you!"|
|Morgan (F)||"Hmm... I wonder what that woman meant by "you know what." No doubt Father's figured it out by now. I'll just have to get my answer the hard way, I suppose!"|
|Noire||"Eek! Hungry monsters are gonna nibble at me like an overripe aubergine! ...WE'LL SEE WHO DEVOURS WHO! TASTE JUDGMENT, CROP-MUNCHER! "|
|Nah||"Mmm... I smell stew. Delicious! *sniff, sniff* Oh, is that coming from you? You stew the vegetables right in your belly? That's...completely foul. ...So why is it still making me hungry?"|
|Gangrel||"Look at you! Getting knocked off for tousling a few turnips. And here I thought MY life wasn't worth a damn... I got away for crimes far worse for far longer!"|
Chrom: Where are we...?
Anna: Ah, bonjour! You are een ze Outrealms--a place where all you fantazees come true. We have more exotic adventures here zan you can shake ze steek at! ...Do not worry. I weel not tell ze wives.
Chrom: Er...Anna? Are you feeling all right? You seem different...
Anna: Nonsense! Do not confuse me weez some real-life acquaintance! I am très different. Maybe, how you say..."alternotte" of one you know? Hon hon!
Chrom: Oh. I see. ...I think.
Anna: However, I am een need of ze help! Could you destroy ze Entombed zat are pouring out of zees ruins? Zey have been raiding our village and stealing all ze crops from ze fields!
Chrom: That's terrible! ...Wait, there's a village inside the ruins? How is that even possible? And wait... What kind of a monster zombie thing eats vegetables?
Anna: Zey are alternotte, too, chérie! Eet is ze alternotte world!
Chrom: Right. Well, um... Look, we have urgent matters to attend to in our own world. If we lent you some weapons, I'm sure you could take care of a few corpses...?
Anna: Moi? I am just ze poor defenseless woman pretending to have ze ridiculous accent! I cannot actually do ze fighting. *Sigh* A pity... If you cannot help, I weel just have to wait for ze next passersby. Meanwhile, ze villagers will starve... I can peekture ze lamentations of ze women and ze children even now...
Chrom: Oh gods, now you're starting to sound like Hubba...
Anna: "Zat pumpkin, he was like ze son to me! And now he haz been eaten!" "Mama, ze children in ze other villages have potatoes, but not me!" "Mon amour, I warned you not to dress like ze tomato! Show me zose bite marks..."
Chrom: What? Why would anyone...? That doesn't even make sense! ...Fine. FINE. We'll kill all the damn creatures for you. All right?
Anna: Whoa there, buddy--take it easy. I just work here. Besides, it ain't all charity. You'll gain plenty in the bargain, too. Takin' out them Entombed'll earn ya a lot more you know what.
Chrom: ...No, I'm afraid I don't know what?
Anna: Ah, well. You'll figure it out. You'd better hurry, though. Those Entombed are sure to be dashin' for the exits, toot sweet. *Ahem* Zat is to say, tout de suite! Bon chance! Tee hee!
Chrom: Le sigh...
Anna: Et voila! Ze Entombed are no more!
Chrom: Indeed. And we're all stronger for the experience. It was actu--
Anna: Oh, zat's nice. But ze Entombed spring up like weeds, oui? So come back anytime you are looking for ze shallenge! No doubt ze villagers weel weep tears of joy to zee you again.
Chrom: Right. Because we can save their precious vegetables... Vegetables they somehow grow amidst stony ruins... Vegetables threatened by...vegetarian...monsters...
Anna: Exactement! Zee you again zoon, monsieur!