We will join forces with the main army and attack
It's a fortress built on steep ground, but it's never
That means we don't know much about it from a
military perspective. But if we use all of the power
at our disposal, we will capture it.
From a purely mathematical standpoint, we most
certainly have the power to win.
If the battle becomes a clash of beasts with
You will be our only hope. I believe in you.
I'm relying on you to lead the Black Eagle Strike
Force to victory.
Please use that gift to guide others down the path
that Lady Edelgard has laid before us.
I ask you to do this from the bottom of my heart.
It is not up to Her Majesty to bring the students to
our cause. That task falls to you.
You are uniquely able to provide emotional support.
Those who have forsaken their homelands to join
the Empire will be feeling...vulnerable.
I asked Edelgard what happened to my father.
He was dismissed as prime minister and is under
house arrest in the Imperial capital.
He always was a greedy, arrogant man. Some would
say that this is the fate he deserves.
And yet I cannot help but feel indignant. After all his
hard work for the Empire, to be disgraced like this!
I am conflicted, Professor. I do not know what to do.
As the next Duke Aegir, should I follow Edelgard
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...
That could have gotten dangerous fast. If I stayed
at the monastery, I would've had to fight 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!
Anyway, it looks like he's going to be leading the
I wonder if we'll wind up fighting the Kingdom's
army, and who decided to fight for the church...
I don't even get my own room here! At least I had
that at home.
But speaking of home, Hubert told me something.
He said my father was stripped of his title. I guess he
did as he pleased and opposed Edelgard.
Wait, does that mean my father's going to be home
all the time now?
On second thought, I think I'm fine right here.
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 going to win?
It is. We might have to fight against others from
the academy, and that's... I can't think about it.
Thinking about it makes me scared. We're fighting
the Knights of Seiros! Still, I know you'll figure
The Empire and Brigid were once warring with
But now, I have made the decision to be fighting
with the Empire.
It is a choice of irony, I feel. But I am having
My belief is with you and with Edelgard.
I've been preparing to take this path.
My own path—not my old man's, and not the boar's.
I can't bring myself to trust the Church of Seiros.
Not after they killed Lonato and my brother.
I need to know the truth.
Even if it means...turning my weapon on Faerghus.
I guess Lonato would be happy to hear me say that,
if he were still around.
I've gone and done it now, huh? What would my old
man say if he knew I'd sided with the Empire?
His Highness must be angry. Dimitri gets super scary
when he's like that.
I wonder how I'm going to die... Ugh, my knees turn
to jelly just thinking about it.
No, I can't think that way. I promised to fight
alongside you. I'm here until the end.
Heh, listen to me. I'm terrified, but I feel so calm.
Surely this is what the goddess willed, isn't it?
I feel she would not have wanted the Church of
Seiros to become what it has...
I'm OK with fighting whoever we need to, but I
really don't want to battle my father...
Oh, but I know that something is wrong with
And more than that, I believe in you, and I trust your
word. You lead and I'll follow.
I may return to Galatea territory and try to convince
my father to join our cause.
It's possible that... No. In my heart, I know that my
father won't listen.
Still, I must get him to see reason. That this is the
only way to ensure our family's future.
I've decided to ally myself with Lady Edelgard.
Father will doubtless understand my reasoning.
House Gloucester has always had good intentions in
its dealings with the Empire.
Of course, this does mean I will no longer be able to
avoid a confrontation with Claude.
It is unfortunate. We were classmates, after all.
No need to worry about me. I got no complaints as
long as my little sis is safe.
Sure, I lived on Alliance land, but that doesn't mean
I served their lords.
I'm sure this is the right path, seeing as you're the
one who picked it, Professor!
To think things would come to this. Even a few
months ago, I never could've imagined it.
I believe in you, Professor, so I'm steeling myself.
I can't promise that I'll be useful in battle, but I'm
not running away from the fight.
If the church is behind the current state of things—
this society in which only Crests are valued—then
I have no need of it.
Edelgard is taking the shortest path to change. No
matter how drastic her measures, I agree that this
is the only way.
That said, if Edelgard strays from her noble path,
I trust you will set her straight again. Won't you?
I am counting on you, Professor.
Imagine making half the world your enemy for the
sake of realizing your own ideals...
Edelgard is so radiant and strong compared to
someone like me...
What if I have the power to change the world too?
Even just a little bit...
So, you've turned against the church to ally with
the Empire too, huh?
I never pressed him for details, but Captain Jeralt
was always suspicious of Lady Rhea, wasn't he?
I'm on your side, no matter what. I promised him I'd
support you, and that's what I plan to do.
I'm Randolph von Bergliez. I'm not very high in the
ranks yet, but I'm more or less a general.
Just like Caspar, I am from House Bergliez.
My mother married into House Bergliez after I
was born, so my position within the family is
But I'm determined to make something of myself in
this battle to bring glory to my part of the family,
for the sake of my mother and sister!
I am related to Count Bergliez, the Imperial
Minister of Military Affairs.
I believe that this is the first time we have met.
My name is Ladislava.
I have the great honor of leading Lady Edelgard's
Her Majesty is as hard on others as she is on herself.
She may seem composed, but that is only because
she conceals her more passionate emotions.
For that reason, she is often misunderstood.
But now she has you by her side...
I find that most reassuring. I look forward to
working with you.
The Black Eagle Strike Force, eh? I like it.
It's really a twist of fate that brought me to this
side of things, but I'm still proud to be here.
To be frank, I'm not sure whether I should believe all
that Edelgard says.
But if her words are true...I think it's best to be
So I'll fight. I'm not at ease with that decision
just yet, but I'll stick by it.
I have heard the name Lord Vestra mentioned
among the purged noble families of the Empire.
He's Hubert's father. But Hubert seems rather
unconcerned about it...
That alone is why we soldiers find Hubert
I'm a soldier, but I had to think long and hard about
Since birth, I've believed in the teachings of Seiros
without ever questioning them.
But Her Majesty's words are true. To think that the
archbishop can take on such a monstrous form...
I came this far mostly on impulse, but I wonder if it
was the right choice...
Everything will be OK, right, Professor?
I'm not wrong, am I?
If I know that you think it's OK, I feel like it will be
easier to believe in myself...
Surprised that I'm here, are you? I know a winning
side when I see it.
I mean, there's no way I'd risk my neck and my
people by willfully joining a losing battle.
I do. We'll see how this all shakes out. All depends
on how we—and you—fight.
You'd better hope I did, otherwise we're both dead.
Regardless of who comes after us—even if it's the
knights—we've got you on our side, so it'll all
You'd better hope I did, otherwise we're both dead.
What's the deal, pal? You don't want me here?
Come on, have a heart. This side is where all the
Look... I'll level with you. I want to help that
Edelgard gal achieve her goal. I mean it.
If Her Majesty gets what she's after,
my mother will...
Eh, forget it. Now's not the time. We've got to keep
our heads in the game so we can win, yeah?
Having Yuri on our side will help things. He's not
someone you want as an enemy.
Having Yuri on our side will help things. He's not
someone you want to have as an enemy.
I knew nothing of Lady Edelgard's past, or of her
But I know now. I persuaded her to tell all.
It would have been rude to hound her relentlessly
until she revealed herself, yes?
Then...that's certainly not what I did.
I knew nothing of Lady Edelgard's past or of
her innermost feelings.
Then that's certainly not what I did. Ahaha!
With the Empire taking over Garreg Mach, I wonder
what will happen to Abyss.
Some people have spent their whole lives there.
For their sake, I hope Abyss doesn't get trampled
Yeah. I guess all I can do is talk about it with Eddy...
I mean, Her Majesty.
Thanks. You should try talking about it with Eddy...
I mean, Her Majesty. She might listen to you.
Also, this is less important, but if somebody trashes
my room, I'm gonna be mad.
With the Empire taking over Garreg Mach...
I wonder what will happen to Abyss.
I am an Imperial general.
Shorter than you think.
I've seen you a number of times. In the Holy
Mausoleum, the underground chamber, and
Some know me as the Death Knight. It's a shame that
I cannot fight you at present.
I can't believe the Empire raised an army...
Even I couldn't have guessed it.
War is profitable...but dangerous. I really don't
like seeing people I care about out there mixed
up in all this.
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.
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.