Dimitri

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Dimitri

...

Dimitri

I'll have that girl's head. Just you wait...

Claude

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Claude

The Empire is moving quickly. Edelgard must have been preparing for this for a while now.

Claude

If you really think about it, she must have been planning for this even before you got the Sword of the Creator...

Claude

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...

Claude (Recruited)

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.

Ferdinand

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Ferdinand

Half of the Empire's six great noble families have declared their support for Edelgard.

Ferdinand

Of the other three, Lord Vestra was assassinated. Hubert, his son, will succeed him.

Ferdinand

Bernadetta's father, Count Varley, is under house arrest. His wife is now supporting Edelgard.

Ferdinand

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.

Ferdinand

I... I... What do I do?

Linhardt

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Linhardt

The most important nobles in the Empire are known for taking power from the previous emperor, my father included.

Linhardt

I didn't think it possible that the Imperial princess could ascend the throne so easily.

Linhardt

However, it seems that both my father and Caspar's are supporting Edelgard...

Linhardt

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.

Linhardt

They must have been making preparations for quite some time without anyone noticing...

Caspar

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Caspar

I don't normally have a problem jumping into a fight, but it feels strange going up against my father.

Caspar

We aren't especially close, but he's not an opponent I'd want to face.

Caspar

I'd almost rather fight a monster!

Caspar

I hope he's not part of the group coming to attack Garreg Mach...

Bernadetta

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Bernadetta

What does war with Edelgard mean for us, Professor? And why does she even want that?

Bernadetta

Yeah, I guess we'd have to ask her.

Bernadetta

I wonder why she'd think that...

Bernadetta

That's how it always goes, I guess. You never realize something can't be undone until you've done it.

Dorothea

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Dorothea

Edelgard became emperor and raised an army, huh? Who knew the kid had it in her?

Dorothea

I mean, yeah, of course, I knew she'd be emperor eventually, but...

Dorothea

The more I think about it, the more surprised I am. I wonder who's gonna win...

Dorothea

You're really worried about Edelgard, aren't you, Professor?

Dorothea

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...

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Dorothea

Edelgard became emperor and raised an army, huh? Who knew the kid had it in her?

Dorothea

I mean, yeah, of course, I knew she'd be emperor eventually, but...

Dorothea

The more I think about it, the more surprised I am. I wonder who's gonna win...

Dorothea

But would it really be OK for Edelgard to win?

Dorothea

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...

Petra

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Petra

I have had the arrival of a letter from Edelgard. She is asking...that I join her side.

Petra

She is making the decision...no, she is deciding if Brigid is a friend or an enemy of the Empire.

Petra

But my choice is not to be friends. My choice is to fight with you.

Petra

Brigid is not a friend of the Empire. We will not be following again. We will be ready to fight with you instead.

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Petra

I am owing big debts to Duke Gerth of the Empire. He is the Minister of Affairs that are Foreign.

Petra

He is a friend of Edelgard. He is to her side. What should I be doing?

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Petra

I am owing big debts to Duke Gerth of the Empire. He is the Minister of Affairs that are Foreign.

Petra

He is a friend of Edelgard. He is to her side. What should I be doing?

Dedue

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Dedue

His Highness calls for the head of Edelgard. For me, that is cause enough to fight.

Dedue

Perhaps. But it is too late to stop him, now.

Dedue

The hatred of His Highness is also my hatred. Any other feelings I may have are irrelevant.

Dedue

And if Edelgard was responsible in any way for the Tragedy of Duscur, that is something I cannot ignore.

Dedue

If that is the case, then she is my enemy.

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Dedue

His Highness calls for the head of Edelgard. For me, that is cause enough to fight.

Dedue

His Highness would not say.

Dedue

But I can think of only one explanation.

Dedue

She must have been involved in the Tragedy of Duscur.

Dedue

Perhaps. But it is too late to stop him, now.

Dedue

The hatred of His Highness is also my hatred. Any other feelings I may have are irrelevant.

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Dedue

And if Edelgard was responsible in any way for the Tragedy of Duscur, that is something I cannot ignore.

Dedue

If that is the case, then she is my enemy.

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Dedue

His Highness calls for the head of Edelgard. For me, that is cause enough to fight.

Felix

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Felix

You saw it too, didn't you? The boar's true nature.

Felix

He's hidden his desire for revenge pretty well. But now it's stirred up.

Felix

Well, regardless.

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Felix

That girl's starting an all-out war, isn't she?

Felix

But an enemy is an enemy, no matter who they are. Don't let compassion for her get in your way.

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Felix

That girl's starting an all-out war, isn't she?

Felix

But an enemy is an enemy, no matter who they are. Don't let compassion for her get in your way.

Ashe & Annette

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Annette

Once the Imperial army reaches the monastery, we'll have no choice but to fight...

Ashe

What's going to happen to us?

Ashe

I believe you. With the knights on our side, and especially with you, Professor, I know we can do this!

Annette

Oh. Well, we'll just have to try our best.

Sylvain

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Sylvain

Things must be pretty crazy in Faerghus about now. My father must be beside himself.

Sylvain

I don't get it. Why did Edelgard make enemies with the nobles?

Sylvain

Me either... Of course, even if we did get it, what do we do about it?

Sylvain

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.

Sylvain

I hope this all gets sorted out quickly and safely. I'm worried about my father.

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Sylvain

Things must be pretty crazy in Faerghus about now. My father must be beside himself.

Sylvain

I don't get it. Why did Edelgard make enemies with the nobles?

Sylvain

Me either... Of course, even if we did get it, what do we do about it?

Sylvain

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.

Mercedes

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Mercedes

I guess we have no choice but to fight, have we? Oh, but why would Edelgard do something like this?

Mercedes

I'm sure we'll be all right though, Professor. The goddess will keep us safe.

Ingrid

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Ingrid

I've known His Highness since I was a child, but I've never seen that side of him before.

Ingrid

He seemed like a completely different person than the one I know...

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Ingrid

To think that the Flame Emperor was Edelgard all along...

Ingrid

Flayn's abduction, Jeralt's murder, the turmoil in Remire Village...

Ingrid

Whether or not she was the mastermind behind what happened, it at least seems like she was involved.

Ingrid

And yet she was able to remain so composed while she was enrolled at the Officers Academy...

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Ingrid

To think that the Flame Emperor was Edelgard all along...

Ingrid

Flayn's abduction, Jeralt's murder, the turmoil in Remire Village...

Ingrid

Whether or not she was the mastermind behind what happened, it at least seems like she was involved.

Ingrid

And yet she was able to remain so composed while she was enrolled at the Officers Academy...

Lorenz

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Lorenz

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.

Lorenz

It goes without saying that I will fight the Imperial army with everything I have, for as long as I am able.

Lorenz

But House Gloucester's territory is adjacent to Imperial lands. Let us proceed with caution.

Raphael

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Raphael

I hear the Alliance's territory will be in danger if we don't get rid of these Empire guys!

Raphael

If the Alliance is in danger, that means my sister's in danger too! There's no way I'm gonna allow that.

Raphael

It doesn't matter how many guys they throw at us, I'll beat 'em all. These muscles aren't just for show!

Raphael

But first, I gotta get some food.

Ignatz

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Ignatz

You know, Professor, I'm glad that I came to the Officers Academy. I feel accepted here.

Ignatz

I've learned so much. Honestly, I'm surprised at how much I've grown.

Ignatz

So, I will not let the academy be destroyed. It's important to me, and I will protect it!

Ignatz

I feel braver just hearing you say that, Professor.

Ignatz

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.

Ignatz

We're gonna win this, Professor!

Lysithea

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Lysithea

So Edelgard, the one who calls herself the Flame Emperor, was connected to those strange beings.

Lysithea

The Imperial army might be using even more terrifying methods than we know.

Lysithea

You had better be cautious, Professor. Any amount of carelessness might prove to be our undoing.

Marianne

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Marianne

Can we really defeat someone who is willing to turn their back on the world just to uphold their own beliefs?

Marianne

I've spent my whole life running in fear, and now...I...

Marianne

Surely we can win if we rely on each other. Right, Professor?

Marianne

You're right. It's time to stop running. I'll fight with everything I've got!

Hilda

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Hilda (Recruited)

Professor, I guess it's easy for me to say this now. I'm so glad I'm from the Alliance.

Hilda (Recruited)

I had no idea Edelgard was so scary!

Hilda (Recruited)

And Dimitri seems totally different than before...

Hilda (Recruited)

I wouldn't bend a knee to either of them.

Hilda (Recruited)

Well, I definitely don't hate him. He rarely takes things seriously, but somehow...I just know we can always rely on him.

Hilda (Recruited)

I think it's the other way around. They wouldn't accept me.

Hilda (Recruited)

Well, if we're forced to protect this place, our future's going to be dark no matter what.

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Hilda

You'll battle Edelgard, right? Good luck!

Hilda

Me? Oh, I'm going to run away. I have zero interest in dying here, thank you very much.

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Hilda (Recruited)

At times like this, I just feel so anxious, you know?

Hilda (Recruited)

But you'll watch out for me out there. Right, Professor?

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Hilda

You'll battle Edelgard, right? Good luck!

Hilda

Me? Oh, I'm going to run away. I have zero interest in dying here, thank you very much.

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Hilda

You'll battle Edelgard, right? Good luck!

Hilda

Me? Oh, I'm going to run away. I have zero interest in dying here, thank you very much.

Leonie

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Leonie

What is Edelgard even trying to achieve?

Leonie

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.

Leonie

I just can't believe she'd start a war over it. Not to mention using such nasty tactics to get her way.

Leonie

Could Captain Jeralt's death have also been a part of her plan?

Leonie

Don't you go and die on me, Professor. Captain Jeralt would never forgive you.

Seteth

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Seteth

We must protect Garreg Mach.

Seteth

Defiling the Holy Tomb was a sacrilege. I will not allow such a thing to happen again.

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Seteth

The archbishop has already given you a new responsibility. I want you to rise to that honor.

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Seteth

We must protect Garreg Mach.

Seteth

Defiling the Holy Tomb was a sacrilege. I will not allow such a thing to happen again.

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Seteth

If the war continues beyond this incursion, if it goes beyond driving back the Imperial army...

Seteth

I will do whatever is necessary to protect Flayn.

Flayn

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Flayn

Professor... War is breaking out again, is it not?

Flayn

There was a truly terrible war, once upon a time.

Flayn

An honorable notion. Do you think there is something to be done? Whatever shall we do?

Flayn

I never wanted another war...

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Flayn

All we can do is steel ourselves for the fight ahead.

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Flayn

Professor... War is breaking out again, is it not?

Flayn

There was a truly terrible war, once upon a time.

Flayn

An honorable notion. Do you think there is something to be done? Whatever shall we do?

Flayn

I never wanted another war...

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Flayn

I want to escape all of this. Run away, along with my dear brother...

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Flayn

I never wanted another war...

Hanneman

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Hanneman

The Holy Tomb held many Crest Stones.

Hanneman

This is the first time I've heard of Crest Stones being hidden away in such a place...

Hanneman

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...

Hanneman

I must think on this. The Crest Stones lie at the heart of the events surrounding Conand Tower and the chapel as well...

Hanneman

And, of course, the Crest Stones somehow transformed those traitors and their captives into Demonic Beasts...

Hanneman

Could that possibly be their aim?!

Hanneman

The Empire's army may well plan to use Crest Stones to create Demonic Beasts!

Manuela

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Manuela

The mastermind behind the attacks on the monastery was Edelgard? Wow.

Manuela

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...

Manuela

Eh, I'm gonna stop. I don't really have the head for this political stuff.

Manuela

Mostly I'm worried about my old opera company. I wonder what's happening in the capital right now. I hope they're safe...

Gilbert

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Gilbert

There are always small power struggles, still... It has been hundreds of years since all of Fódlan was consumed by war.

Gilbert

I didn't actually think it would come to this...

Gilbert

I feel as though I'm not in my rightful place. I cannot protect the things I should...

Gilbert

Professor. If I survive this war, I wish to return to my homeland... To the land of my king.

Alois

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Alois

To think Edelgard was somehow connected to the captain's murderer!

Alois

Well, perhaps it's pointless to get upset about the past. My duty now is to prepare for battle.

Alois

We're depending on your strength, Professor. Crush our enemies!

Alois

Captain, I hope you're watching! We will protect Garreg Mach!

Catherine

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Catherine

Ugh. If I could go back to last month and throttle my carefree self!

Catherine

Now it turns out Edelgard is the Flame Emperor, and the new Adrestian emperor!

Catherine

And she's striking out against the monastery, with the full force of the Imperial army behind her.

Catherine

We gotta beat her at her own game! For our sake as well as Lady Rhea's...

Shamir

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Shamir

We're falling behind. I don't know that we can keep up with the new emperor.

Shamir

To think that she was able to raise an army of that size right under our noses...

Shamir

However hard we fight, I give us a 50 percent chance of winning.

Shamir

The enemy has too many advantages. We must make careful preparations.

Cyril

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Cyril

It's my job to protect Lady Rhea.

Cyril

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.

Cyril

Ugh, how could Edelgard treat Lady Rhea like she's the bad guy? She's never been anything but nice to everybody!

Cyril

I just don't get it at all...

Rhea

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Rhea

How are you, Professor? Any new changes to report?

Rhea

With the Imperial army drawing near, it is most vexing that we cannot relax and converse as we once did...

Rhea

Thankfully, you have the divine protection of the goddess on your side. Please try to listen carefully for her voice...

Rhea

May the goddess's voice reach you...

Rhea

Please do not say such sad things. I am certain you will hear her in time.

Rhea

May the goddess's voice reach you...

Gatekeeper

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Gatekeeper

Greetings, Professor! Something to report! Unexpected, isn't it?

Gatekeeper

Apparently, this is the first time Garreg Mach has been invaded in its whole 995-year history!

Gatekeeper

It's my job to protect this gate, so even if enemies come in droves, I will never let them through!

Gatekeeper

I hope we both survive... Let's battle with all our might and pray we win this thing!

Student

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Professor! What actually happened last month? I can't keep up at all.

Student

Edelgard is the emperor? And she's declared war against the church? So now we're at war?! WHAT is going on?

Student

I really don't understand any of this... What should I do?

Monk

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Monk

How dare they threaten the goddess! Such a vile act cannot be forgiven!

Monk

There is no need to worry, I promise you that. Divine punishment will surely fall upon them.

Monk

In the days of yore, the goddess would grow angry with such insolent fools and roast them in Ailell...

Knight of Seiros

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I cannot believe our negligence allowed the Empire to invade.

Knight of Seiros

Edelgard probably gathered her soldiers in Garreg Mach, intending to do this from the start.

Knight of Seiros

Soldiers disguised as merchants and pilgrims to avoid suspicion...infiltrating the entire area little by little.

Knight of Seiros

They couldn't be better prepared. We'll have a tough time winning this one, I'm afraid.

Student

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Student

I thought we'd all be really busy with assignments and getting ready for graduation. But now...

Student

Now that things have turned out like this, I guess there's nothing to do but fight...

Monk

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Monk

Those who serve the church must cast aside all selfish desires and devote themselves fully to their beliefs.

Monk

But is it right to wield piety as a weapon? I...have never considered such things before.

Monk

The church... I... I have always done what I thought best to save the people of Fódlan...

Yuri

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Yuri

So this is how it's turned out. I figured as much, but I didn't anticipate it would happen so soon.

Yuri

If Garreg Mach becomes a battlefield, Abyss will have no choice but to get involved.

Yuri

Everyone here will have no alternative. They've got nowhere else to go.

Balthus

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Balthus

I could smell a war brewing, and sure enough, here we are.

Balthus

Hmm... If Fódlan falls into chaos, I wonder if my debts will fall away along with it... Heh, just thinking aloud here.

Balthus

If the Empire wants a fight, let's give 'em one to remember!

Constance

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Constance

It shakes me to my core that the Empire would lash out so violently.

Constance

I shall have to reconsider my intended path towards restoring House Nuvelle.

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Constance

The Imperial princess is beyond reason, I take it? Then I suppose a battle is in the offing.

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Constance

It shakes me to my core that the Empire would lash out so violently.

Constance

I shall have to reconsider my intended path towards restoring House Nuvelle.

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Constance

Still, I could not in good conscience fight without speaking to her first...

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Constance

It shakes me to my core that the Empire would lash out so violently.

Constance

I shall have to reconsider my intended path towards restoring House Nuvelle.

Hapi

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Hapi

Lots of people in Abyss are already struggling to get by. War will make things even harder for us.

Hapi

We're sure to run out of food and other supplies, and there will probably be refugees to take care of.

Hapi

Not to mention what might happen if the Empire takes over and decides to redecorate.

Anna

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Anna

Abyss? You're interested in that place, are you?

Anna

Ancient sprawling remains deep below Garreg Mach... That's Abyss.

Anna

Some folks have made their home there. Obviously they all have their reasons and tales to tell.

Anna

But only the most enterprising merchant would venture near it. My advice? Avoid going there yourself.

Abysskeeper & Knight of Seiros

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Abysskeeper

Hey, you. Listen up. I've got something to report.

Abysskeeper

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.

Knight of Seiros

My pleasure. Surely the church can spare one knight to help you watch over this place.

Abysskeeper

I'm not crying! I'm just...just don't worry about it, OK?! Move it along!

Magic Wielder

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Magic Wielder

This might be our last chance to get out of here.

Magic Wielder

I'm leaving Garreg Mach. You should too.

Magic Wielder

Protect the students? Have you got a death wish?! All right, all right. Uh, take this...and try not to get killed.

Rogue

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Rogue

War's actually coming, isn't it? Unbelievable.

Rogue

Imperial troops in Garreg Mach? It's gonna be wild.

Rogue

Whatever happens won't affect us down here in Abyss, though... Will it?

Monk

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Monk

Thank you so much. This is just the type of flower she once loved so dearly.

Monk

I can rest easy now.

Monk

I must be off. Take especially good care of yourself, won't you?

Monk

Please, look after Jeralt. She'd have wanted that.