I'll have that girl's head. Just you wait...
The Empire is moving quickly. Edelgard must have
been preparing for this for a while now.
If you really think about it, she must have been
planning for this even before you got the
Sword of the Creator...
Of course she was always a step ahead of us.
We were blinded by the ball and the Battle of
the Eagle and Lion, and everything else...
I refuse to go down like this, though. So let's do
something about it. What do you say? It's you
and me, Teach. We've got this.
Half of the Empire's six great noble families have
declared their support for Edelgard.
Of the other three, Lord Vestra was assassinated.
Hubert, his son, will succeed him.
Bernadetta's father, Count Varley, is under house
arrest. His wife is now supporting Edelgard.
And my father...he was stripped of his role as prime
minister. As a result, House Aegir has lost all of
its power, all of its lands. We have lost everything.
I... I... What do I do?
The most important nobles in the Empire are known
for taking power from the previous emperor, my
I didn't think it possible that the Imperial princess
could ascend the throne so easily.
However, it seems that both my father and Caspar's
are supporting Edelgard...
Having both the Minister of Domestic Affairs and
Minister of Military Affairs on your side gives you
total control over the Empire's military and finances.
They must have been making preparations for quite
some time without anyone noticing...
I don't normally have a problem jumping into a
fight, but it feels strange going up against my father.
We aren't especially close, but he's not an opponent
I'd want to face.
I'd almost rather fight a monster!
I hope he's not part of the group coming to attack
What does war with Edelgard mean for us, Professor?
And why does she even want that?
Yeah, I guess we'd have to ask her.
I wonder why she'd think that...
That's how it always goes, I guess. You never realize
something can't be undone until you've done it.
Edelgard became emperor and raised an army, huh?
Who knew the kid had it in her?
I mean, yeah, of course, I knew she'd be emperor
The more I think about it, the more surprised I am.
I wonder who's gonna win...
You're really worried about Edelgard, aren't you,
Thinking about it makes me scared. We're up against
the entire Imperial army! Still, I know someone as
smart as you will figure something out...
But would it really be OK for Edelgard to win?
I have had the arrival of a letter from Edelgard.
She is asking...that I join her side.
She is making the decision...no, she is deciding if
Brigid is a friend or an enemy of the Empire.
But my choice is not to be friends. My choice is to
fight with you.
Brigid is not a friend of the Empire. We will not
be following again. We will be ready to fight with
I am owing big debts to Duke Gerth of the Empire.
He is the Minister of Affairs that are Foreign.
He is a friend of Edelgard. He is to her side.
What should I be doing?
His Highness calls for the head of Edelgard. For me,
that is cause enough to fight.
Perhaps. But it is too late to stop him, now.
The hatred of His Highness is also my hatred.
Any other feelings I may have are irrelevant.
And if Edelgard was responsible in any way
for the Tragedy of Duscur, that is something
I cannot ignore.
If that is the case, then she is my enemy.
His Highness would not say.
But I can think of only one explanation.
She must have been involved in the
Tragedy of Duscur.
You saw it too, didn't you? The boar's true nature.
He's hidden his desire for revenge pretty well.
But now it's stirred up.
That girl's starting an all-out war, isn't she?
But an enemy is an enemy, no matter who they are.
Don't let compassion for her get in your way.
Once the Imperial army reaches the monastery,
we'll have no choice but to fight...
What's going to happen to us?
I believe you. With the knights on our side,
and especially with you, Professor, I know
we can do this!
Oh. Well, we'll just have to try our best.
Things must be pretty crazy in Faerghus about now.
My father must be beside himself.
I don't get it. Why did Edelgard make enemies with
Me either... Of course, even if we did get it, what do
we do about it?
Ideals she believes in so much she was willing to start
a war over them? Those must be some lofty ideals,
to say the least.
I hope this all gets sorted out quickly and safely.
I'm worried about my father.
I guess we have no choice but to fight, have we? Oh,
but why would Edelgard do something like this?
I'm sure we'll be all right though, Professor.
The goddess will keep us safe.
I've known His Highness since I was a child, but I've
never seen that side of him before.
He seemed like a completely different person than
the one I know...
To think that the Flame Emperor was Edelgard
Flayn's abduction, Jeralt's murder, the turmoil in
Whether or not she was the mastermind behind what
happened, it at least seems like she was involved.
And yet she was able to remain so composed while
she was enrolled at the Officers Academy...
The Empire's aggression cannot stand. But if we are
going to attack them now, we must be honest with
ourselves about our chances of success.
It goes without saying that I will fight the Imperial
army with everything I have, for as long as I am able.
But House Gloucester's territory is adjacent to
Imperial lands. Let us proceed with caution.
I hear the Alliance's territory will be in danger if we
don't get rid of these Empire guys!
If the Alliance is in danger, that means my sister's in
danger too! There's no way I'm gonna allow that.
It doesn't matter how many guys they throw at us,
I'll beat 'em all. These muscles aren't just for show!
But first, I gotta get some food.
You know, Professor, I'm glad that I came to the
Officers Academy. I feel accepted here.
I've learned so much. Honestly, I'm surprised at how
much I've grown.
So, I will not let the academy be destroyed.
It's important to me, and I will protect it!
I feel braver just hearing you say that, Professor.
I'll try to keep a clear head, but there won't be any
turning back for me. I don't want to have regrets.
We're gonna win this, Professor!
So Edelgard, the one who calls herself the Flame
Emperor, was connected to those strange beings.
The Imperial army might be using even more
terrifying methods than we know.
You had better be cautious, Professor. Any amount
of carelessness might prove to be our undoing.
Can we really defeat someone who is willing to
turn their back on the world just to uphold their
I've spent my whole life running in fear,
Surely we can win if we rely on each other.
You're right. It's time to stop running. I'll fight with
everything I've got!
Professor, I guess it's easy for me to say this now. I'm
so glad I'm from the Alliance.
I had no idea Edelgard was so scary!
And Dimitri seems totally different than before...
I wouldn't bend a knee to either of them.
Well, I definitely don't hate him. He rarely takes
things seriously, but somehow...I just know we
can always rely on him.
I think it's the other way around. They wouldn't
Well, if we're forced to protect this place, our
future's going to be dark no matter what.
You'll battle Edelgard, right? Good luck!
Me? Oh, I'm going to run away. I have zero interest
in dying here, thank you very much.
At times like this, I just feel so anxious, you know?
But you'll watch out for me out there.
What is Edelgard even trying to achieve?
She wants to destroy the church so badly that she'll
take on anyone who doesn't fall in line? I don't get it.
I just can't believe she'd start a war over it. Not to
mention using such nasty tactics to get her way.
Could Captain Jeralt's death have also been a part
of her plan?
Don't you go and die on me, Professor.
Captain Jeralt would never forgive you.
We must protect Garreg Mach.
Defiling the Holy Tomb was a sacrilege. I will not
allow such a thing to happen again.
The archbishop has already given you a new
responsibility. I want you to rise to that honor.
If the war continues beyond this incursion, if it goes
beyond driving back the Imperial army...
I will do whatever is necessary to protect Flayn.
Professor... War is breaking out again, is it not?
There was a truly terrible war, once upon a time.
An honorable notion. Do you think there is
something to be done? Whatever shall we do?
I never wanted another war...
All we can do is steel ourselves for the fight ahead.
I want to escape all of this. Run away, along with
my dear brother...
The Holy Tomb held many Crest Stones.
This is the first time I've heard of Crest Stones being
hidden away in such a place...
But more importantly, I'm interested to know the
Empire's aim. Why would their army desire Crest
Stones? There is power there, yes. And yet...
I must think on this. The Crest Stones lie at the heart
of the events surrounding Conand Tower and the
chapel as well...
And, of course, the Crest Stones somehow
transformed those traitors and their captives
into Demonic Beasts...
Could that possibly be their aim?!
The Empire's army may well plan to use Crest Stones
to create Demonic Beasts!
The mastermind behind the attacks on the monastery
was Edelgard? Wow.
Doesn't make much sense though, does it? There
would need to be all sorts of territories and groups
tangled up in this sort of mess...
Eh, I'm gonna stop. I don't really have the head for
this political stuff.
Mostly I'm worried about my old opera company.
I wonder what's happening in the capital right now.
I hope they're safe...
There are always small power struggles, still...
It has been hundreds of years since all of Fódlan
was consumed by war.
I didn't actually think it would come to this...
I feel as though I'm not in my rightful place.
I cannot protect the things I should...
Professor. If I survive this war, I wish to return
to my homeland... To the land of my king.
To think Edelgard was somehow connected to
the captain's murderer!
Well, perhaps it's pointless to get upset about
the past. My duty now is to prepare for battle.
We're depending on your strength, Professor.
Crush our enemies!
Captain, I hope you're watching! We will protect
Ugh. If I could go back to last month and throttle my
Now it turns out Edelgard is the Flame Emperor,
and the new Adrestian emperor!
And she's striking out against the monastery,
with the full force of the Imperial army behind her.
We gotta beat her at her own game! For our sake as
well as Lady Rhea's...
We're falling behind. I don't know that we can keep
up with the new emperor.
To think that she was able to raise an army of that
size right under our noses...
However hard we fight, I give us a 50 percent chance
The enemy has too many advantages. We must make
It's my job to protect Lady Rhea.
I've gotta do it. And I gotta do it as best I can. And if
that means I gotta die for her, then I will.
Ugh, how could Edelgard treat Lady Rhea like she's
the bad guy? She's never been anything but nice
I just don't get it at all...
How are you, Professor? Any new changes to report?
With the Imperial army drawing near, it is most
vexing that we cannot relax and converse as we
Thankfully, you have the divine protection of
the goddess on your side. Please try to listen
carefully for her voice...
May the goddess's voice reach you...
Please do not say such sad things. I am certain you
will hear her in time.
Greetings, Professor! Something to report!
Unexpected, isn't it?
Apparently, this is the first time Garreg Mach has
been invaded in its whole 995-year history!
It's my job to protect this gate, so even if enemies
come in droves, I will never let them through!
I hope we both survive... Let's battle with all our
might and pray we win this thing!
Things we can't obtain here are likely obtainable by
way of the underground.
Are you unfamiliar with Garreg Mach's
underground? The place is an absolute paradise
for those who can't stay above ground.
Those Abyssian idiots. All they ever do is
We'd best purge the entire underbelly of
Professor! What actually happened last month?
I can't keep up at all.
Edelgard is the emperor? And she's declared war
against the church? So now we're at war?!
WHAT is going on?
I really don't understand any of this... What should
How dare they threaten the goddess! Such a vile act
cannot be forgiven!
There is no need to worry, I promise you that.
Divine punishment will surely fall upon them.
In the days of yore, the goddess would grow angry
with such insolent fools and roast them in Ailell...
I cannot believe our negligence allowed the Empire
Edelgard probably gathered her soldiers in
Garreg Mach, intending to do this from the start.
Soldiers disguised as merchants and pilgrims to
avoid suspicion...infiltrating the entire area
little by little.
They couldn't be better prepared. We'll have a tough
time winning this one, I'm afraid.
I thought we'd all be really busy with assignments
and getting ready for graduation. But now...
Now that things have turned out like this, I guess
there's nothing to do but fight...
Those who serve the church must cast aside all
selfish desires and devote themselves fully to
But is it right to wield piety as a weapon? I...have
never considered such things before.
The church... I... I have always done what I thought
best to save the people of Fódlan...
So this is how it's turned out. I figured as much,
but I didn't anticipate it would happen so soon.
If Garreg Mach becomes a battlefield, Abyss will
have no choice but to get involved.
Everyone here will have no alternative. They've got
nowhere else to go.
Whoever you are, it doesn't matter much to me.
But I do advise getting out of here before you get
tangled up in trouble.
Unless you've been sent here under someone's
orders. In which case, I'll happily show you a good
time. Heh heh...
Hmmm. You're that mercenary turned professor,
aren't you? The one who showed up at the monastery
Yeah, you're the one I've heard so much about.
Well, I guess it's fine you're here, then.
You can call me Yuri. You'll want to remember that,
if you ever come down here again.
I could smell a war brewing, and sure enough,
here we are.
Hmm... If Fódlan falls into chaos, I wonder if my
debts will fall away along with it... Heh, just thinking
If the Empire wants a fight, let's give 'em one
Haven't seen your face before. You're clearly not
from around here.
Ah, you're that new teacher everyone's been yapping
about. And yet...you look younger than me. Weird.
The name's Balthus. Formerly of the Alliance.
It shakes me to my core that the Empire would
lash out so violently.
I shall have to reconsider my intended path towards
restoring House Nuvelle.
The Imperial princess is beyond reason, I take it?
Then I suppose a battle is in the offing.
Still, I could not in good conscience fight without
speaking to her first...
And who might you be? Not an Abyssian, that much
is clear at a glance.
A visitor from above, perhaps? With what purpose?
Oh...but of course. You must be the new teacher
specially appointed by Lady Rhea. That is it, yes?
Rumors have been flying underground about you.
Well, then! I am Constance von Nuvelle.
It's a pleasure to make your acquaintance.
Lots of people in Abyss are already struggling to
get by. War will make things even harder for us.
We're sure to run out of food and other supplies,
and there will probably be refugees to take care of.
Not to mention what might happen if the Empire
takes over and decides to redecorate.
Who are you? Wait, shut up, let me guess.
You're...that new professor, right? You just started
teaching up on the surface.
Even here, people have been talking about you.
Not that the gossip got everything right.
I heard you were beautiful, but obviously that was
Hey, Professor. How's it going? Making lots of coin?
I'd love to catch up, but I'm super busy right now.
Working. For money. You understand.
There's unrest everywhere these days. All of my
fellow merchants seem to be endangered.
I hope things go back to normal soon. People need
more to smile about, aside from my great deals.
Abyss? You're interested in that place, are you?
Ancient sprawling remains deep below
Garreg Mach... That's Abyss.
Some folks have made their home there. Obviously
they all have their reasons and tales to tell.
But only the most enterprising merchant
would venture near it. My advice? Avoid
going there yourself.
Hey, you. You're from up top, right?
What business do you have here?
Wait a minute... Ah, got it. You're that new
professor, aren't you? I suppose that means I
have to let you pass.
I guess...welcome to Abyss! This town is full of
rough-and-toughs, so watch your back down here.
Hey, you. Listen up. I've got something to report.
Aww, guess who was worried about Abyss and came
by to check on me. I mean, on us. Isn't that nice?
That's just...so nice.
My pleasure. Surely the church can spare one knight
to help you watch over this place.
I'm not crying! I'm just...just don't worry about it,
OK?! Move it along!
This might be our last chance to get out of here.
I'm leaving Garreg Mach. You should too.
Protect the students? Have you got a death wish?!
All right, all right. Uh, take this...and try not to
War's actually coming, isn't it? Unbelievable.
Imperial troops in Garreg Mach? It's gonna be wild.
Whatever happens won't affect us down here in
Abyss, though... Will it?
Ah, I see. So you are Jeralt's child. You so resemble
I did indeed. I was acquainted with your parents.
I've been wanting to speak with you for a while now.
I am nothing more than a common monk. I knew
your parents...once upon a time.
I've been gone from the monastery for some time
now because... Well, it matters not.
Might I...ask a favor of you?
Do you mind terribly picking up some fresh flowers
to place upon your mother's grave?
I am certain she'd be deeply moved to receive a gift
Thank you so much. This is just the type of flower
she once loved so dearly.
I can rest easy now.
I must be off. Take especially good care of yourself,
Please, look after Jeralt. She'd have wanted that.