Natasha is forced to flee from Grado because her master, a very well-respected and loved priest (possibly Father McGregor), discovered the empire's plan to destroy the Sacred Stones and was killed for it. However, he managed to entrust Natasha with the secret while he was dying. She attempts to avoid being seen after her departure, but is discovered in the town of Serafew. After failing to convince Grado's soldiers that she is not a traitor, she immediately seeks Eirika's help in making the secret plan known to other countries. She also recruits Joshua, a myrmidon whom she encountered near the local arena, to Eirika's cause.