Byleth & Balthus

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Balthus

Hey, pal. You've got a lot of nerve coming here after ignoring us for five years!

Balthus

Ha! Got ya! All this time, and you still can't take a joke, can ya?

Balthus

Good job surviving and clawing your way back to us. This day couldn't get better if it tried.

Balthus

Heh. Say, now that you're back, we should celebrate with some liquid gold. We're not your students anymore, so it should be fine, yeah?

Balthus

Oh... I like this idea. We'll make it a wild party! Even the emperor won't be able to turn it down.

Edelgard

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Edelgard

Professor... I'm sorry to have dragged you into the fight again so soon after our reunion.

Edelgard

But you appeared at a most opportune time.

Edelgard

I'm truly humbled by your support, my teacher. Thank you.

Edelgard

And so I will. I'm hoping your abilities from five years prior are still intact.

Edelgard

You may be worried, but you shouldn't be. You always manage to pull through.

Edelgard

Make sure you're ready to head out, OK?

Hubert

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Hubert

Allow me to brief you on the details of our situation.

Hubert

The Empire firmly controls the western portion of Faerghus. However, the central and eastern regions continue to put up heavy resistance.

Hubert

The strongholds in these regions are Arianrhod, the Fortress City, and Fhirdiad, the Kingdom Capital.

Hubert

We cannot control Faerghus until we have taken both of these cities.

Hubert

As for the Alliance, Houses Gloucester and Ordelia seem predisposed to capitulate to us.

Hubert

However, due to interference from Houses Riegan and Goneril, we have yet to secure their cooperation.

Hubert

Claude obviously hopes to keep the Alliance whole through diplomacy.

Hubert

But because we have had to focus our efforts against the church until now, our forces have yet to meet his.

Hubert

We have only recently begun to take the fight to Alliance territory.

Ferdinand

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Ferdinand

The last five years have been difficult at times.

Ferdinand

My relationship with Edelgard is rather contentious, due to the incident with my father.

Ferdinand

Nevertheless, I cannot abandon my family's duties.

Ferdinand

As Duke Aegir, I must play my part in the Imperial army.

Ferdinand

Edelgard intends to abolish the nobility, but I know I can dissuade her from doing so.

Linhardt

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Linhardt

Professor! Do you know how happy I was to hear you were still alive?

Linhardt

I'll tell you how happy—for the past two days, I haven't had my morning or my afternoon naps.

Linhardt

Yes?

Linhardt

Well as long as we weren't marching. Can't sleep much then...but it's not for want of trying...

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Linhardt

Professor! Do you know how happy I was to hear you were still alive?

Linhardt

I'll tell you how happy—for the past two days, I haven't had my morning or my afternoon naps.

Linhardt

Yes?

Linhardt

Well as long as we weren't marching. Can't sleep much then...but it's not for want of trying...

Linhardt

By the way, with Professor Hanneman not around...

Linhardt

I've occupied his room. So I am well equipped to perform research on you. Isn't that exciting?

Caspar

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Caspar

All right! I'm ready to fight! Let's do this!

Caspar

You're right! I gotta keep it under control or I'm gonna wear myself out too quickly.

Caspar

Maybe I'll just get rid of a few monsters...or is that too risky right before a mission?

Caspar

Leave it to me! I can take on the whole...most of the enemy's army!

Caspar

I know my limits now, Professor!

Bernadetta

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Bernadetta

Are we leaving for battle? I heard it's a long march.

Bernadetta

But it's fine! I've had plenty of time to stay inside lately, so I think it's time I...went out. Yeah!

Bernadetta

I can do this! No more Bernie-bear!

Bernadetta

Oh yeah. People call me Bernie-bear since I hole up in my den all the time. Not anymore though!

Bernadetta

Yes! But, um. Please don't put me up front, OK?

Dorothea

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Dorothea

Laaa-la-laaa-la-laaa...

Dorothea

Professor! Oh my! It's so good to see you.

Dorothea

These days, so many old friends seem to be disappearing. But you... You're here!

Dorothea

It's incredible to see you again after five years!

Dorothea

I have a feeling your name will go down in history.

Petra

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Petra

Edelgard is controlling the Empire. She is putting the pressure on the Kingdom and Alliance.

Petra

Empire and religion are at open war. It will be... difficult for us at first.

Petra

But corrupt nobles are many. That means the common people will rebel and be joining our side.

Petra

With you, Professor, the battle tides will...ah, will turn. I have certainty.

Felix

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Felix

For five years, I've fought for the Empire. I've cut down hordes of enemies.

Felix

Now I have the same look in my eyes that the boar used to have in his.

Felix

The look of a savage beast who loves nothing but destruction and violence.

Felix

I hope not.

Felix

Hmph. I can hardly hold it against him anymore.

Felix

You and Edelgard must not disappoint me. Mark my words.

Felix

The future you're building had better be worth all this bloodshed.

Ashe

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Ashe

Since you came back, everyone's been smiling.

Ashe

Just you being here makes an incredible difference.

Ashe

I can't express how reassuring it is to see you.

Sylvain

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Sylvain

Hey, Professor. It's been a really long time, hasn't it?

Sylvain

The last five years have been full of heartbreak—not from girls...but friends and family becoming enemies.

Sylvain

One of the things that kept me going was the hope you'd return, and now here you are.

Sylvain

A lot has changed, but you're back, and it's the first time I can remember being happy in a while.

Mercedes

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Mercedes

I have good friends in both the Alliance and Faerghus, so this fighting weighs heavily on me...

Mercedes

I can't bear the thought of battling the Knights of Seiros to the death!

Mercedes

I have to keep my chin up though, right? Let's press on together, Professor.

Annette

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Annette

My father used to be a knight in service of the royal family of Faerghus.

Annette

For a time he was at the monastery, but apparently he's back in Faerghus serving as a knight again.

Annette

Which means if I fight with this army, I'll eventually have to face my own father...

Annette

Don't say that! I know what I'm doing and I'm ready for anything.

Annette

Terribly. But...I've accepted my fate. I'm ready for anything.

Annette

Of course, if at all possible, I would prefer not to fight my father.

Annette

This is the path I chose. I have no regrets.

Ingrid

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Ingrid

His Highness, the new king, is in the process of unifying the Kingdom under his command.

Ingrid

His powerful army has joined forces with the Knights of Seiros, who moved their seat to Faerghus.

Ingrid

And now they're presenting a united front against the Imperial army. They're our greatest enemy, absolutely.

Ingrid

Presently, it's doubtful. That's why I'm in favor of first capturing Alliance lands.

Ingrid

I don't relish the idea, but there's no turning back now.

Ingrid

For now we should focus our efforts on the Alliance. The Kingdom and church can come afterwards.

Ingrid

Judith, who defends the Great Bridge of Myrddin, is a formidable opponent.

Ingrid

We can't afford to drop our guard.

Lorenz

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Lorenz

House Gloucester will remain staunchly neutral in this war. Even if we press into Alliance territory.

Lorenz

My father is no threat to the Empire. Lady Edelgard surely understands that.

Lorenz

The Great Bridge of Myrddin, however, is another story. I hear it is held by Judith of House Daphnel.

Lorenz

She is renowned for her military prowess. We would do well not to underestimate her.

Raphael

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Raphael

Hey, Professor! What have you been up to for five years? Hope you haven't gone soft!

Raphael

I got myself into perfect shape. Took all five years of pushing my muscles to the limit, but look!

Raphael

You bet I do! You gotta get training if you want to catch up!

Raphael

What?! Can't you see my muscles? Do I gotta undress so you can get a better look?

Ignatz

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Ignatz

I thought you might be at the monastery. That's why I made my way here.

Ignatz

I decided to follow your path, because I believed in you. But then you vanished.

Ignatz

Now that you've returned, I have my guiding light once again. Welcome back, Professor!

Lysithea

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Lysithea

I'm relieved you're here, Professor. It seems we've reached a stalemate on the war front.

Lysithea

I admit I'm feeling apprehensive about fighting the Alliance...

Lysithea

I agree. It's time to shelve my personal feelings and focus on the bigger picture.

Lysithea

No. I have to shelve my personal feelings. There are bigger things at play here.

Lysithea

I'll fight with full force. I'm counting on you to lead us to victory, Professor.

Marianne

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Marianne

My adoptive father sent me here so our family name would be known. He doesn't care which side wins, the Empire or the Alliance.

Marianne

However, even if he tells me to come home, I intend to stay.

Marianne

I want to see this new world Edelgard dreams of...

Leonie

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Leonie

I'm so glad to see you're all right.

Leonie

I really regretted not being able to keep the promise I made to my mentor.

Leonie

Captain Jeralt, obviously! I'm still his first and greatest apprentice, you know!

Leonie

Captain Jeralt told me that if anything should happen to him, then I should stick by you.

Leonie

I'm going to do just what he asked. I'll be right here to support you from now on.

Hanneman

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Hanneman

You've finally joined us, have you? I attached myself to the Imperial army as well. Seemed the thing to do.

Hanneman

I feel I owe it to Edelgard to set my past feelings about the Empire aside. I am happy to help her.

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Hanneman

It's strange, isn't it? After five years, the three professors are together once more.

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Hanneman

I am most curious though. You say you were asleep for five whole years? Incredible.

Hanneman

Perhaps this is another effect of your Crest. I do look forward to investigating you in greater detail.

Hanneman

Wonderful news! I am most excited to begin. We must find the time, of course.

Hanneman

I'll have to be content with observing you wherever you go, then. I cannot waste any opportunity!

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Hanneman

You've finally joined us, have you? I attached myself to the Imperial army as well. Seemed the thing to do.

Hanneman

I feel I owe it to Edelgard to set my past feelings about the Empire aside. I am happy to help her.

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Hanneman

I am most curious though. You say you were asleep for five whole years? Incredible.

Hanneman

Perhaps this is another effect of your Crest. I do look forward to investigating you in greater detail.

Hanneman

Wonderful news! I am most excited to begin. We must find the time, of course.

Hanneman

I'll have to be content with observing you wherever you go, then. I cannot waste any opportunity!

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Hanneman

I am most curious though. You say you were asleep for five whole years? Incredible.

Hanneman

Perhaps this is another effect of your Crest. I do look forward to investigating you in greater detail.

Hanneman & Alois

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Alois

Ah!

Alois

At long last, we meet again!

Alois

I knew you were alive. I knew you could survive. And five years on, you arrive!

Alois

We're reunited! I'm glad I kept watch for you in the downstream villages all that time.

Alois

I was so devoted to finding you that I left the Knights of Seiros. Now I serve no one...

Alois

Other than you! I'll protect you, just as I promised Captain Jeralt I would all those years ago.

Manuela

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Manuela

After the battle five years ago, the Imperial army occupied Garreg Mach.

Manuela

The cathedral and several other buildings were destroyed, but...

Manuela

We've done some repair work here and there, and we're using the buildings as a base of operations.

Manuela

As for me? Well, the church moved its headquarters to Faerghus, and I've seen no reason to follow.

Manuela

When I returned to Enbarr, I received a summons from Her Majesty, and I chose to answer.

Shamir

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Shamir

What's that look on your face? Surprised to see me?

Shamir

I'm a mercenary. Always have been. Even when I was with the Knights of Seiros.

Shamir

I never was too attached to Fódlan. I was considering leaving soon.

Shamir

But I might change my mind if you're around.

Randolph & Fleche

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Randolph

Ah yes! You're Her Majesty's professor. You're alive?!

Randolph

Um... Oh, this is my little sister, Fleche. She's just a rookie, but she's helping me as my assistant.

Fleche

H-hello. I'm Fleche von Bergliez. It's nice to meet you.

Fleche

I know I'm inexperienced, but I'm going to do my best. You can count on me to look after my big brother!

Randolph

I've heard you're planning to march into Alliance territory. I'll be here to guard the fort.

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Randolph

Ah yes! You're Her Majesty's professor. You're alive?!

Randolph

Um... Oh, this is my little sister, Fleche. She's just a rookie, but she's helping me as my assistant.

Fleche

H-hello. I'm Fleche von Bergliez. It's nice to meet you.

Fleche

I know I'm inexperienced, but I'm going to do my best. You can count on me to look after my big brother!

Randolph

I've heard you're planning to march into Alliance territory. I'll be here to guard the fort.

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Randolph

Ah, a new face. I am Randolph von Bergliez.

Randolph

I'm the guardian of this place. Wait a moment... I'm sure I've seen you somewhere before.

Randolph

Ah yes! You're Her Majesty's professor. You're alive?!

Randolph

Um... Oh, this is my little sister, Fleche. She's just a rookie, but she's helping me as my assistant.

Fleche

H-hello. I'm Fleche von Bergliez. It's nice to meet you.

Fleche

I know I'm inexperienced, but I'm going to do my best. You can count on me to look after my big brother!

Randolph

I've heard you're planning to march into Alliance territory. I'll be here to guard the fort.

Randolph

Ah yes! You're Her Majesty's professor. You're alive?!

Randolph

Um... Oh, this is my little sister, Fleche. She's just a rookie, but she's helping me as my assistant.

Fleche

H-hello. I'm Fleche von Bergliez. It's nice to meet you.

Fleche

I know I'm inexperienced, but I'm going to do my best. You can count on me to look after my big brother!

Randolph

I've heard you're planning to march into Alliance territory. I'll be here to guard the fort.

Gatekeeper

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Gatekeeper

Greetings, Professor! Nothing to report!

Gatekeeper

What's that? Do I have brothers in the church? You really are well informed!

Gatekeeper

My older twin works for the Knights of Seiros, but I think he's just a grunt. Not a noble gate keeper like yours truly.

Gatekeeper

Unlike me, he's very devout. He left the Empire a long time ago.

Artisan

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Artisan

I was so surprised to hear that the faith of Seiros was a sham, my eyes nearly popped out of my skull.

Artisan

But just because the church lied to us doesn't mean that the goddess isn't real.

Artisan

That's my take on it, anyway. I'd feel very anxious with no one to pray to...

Soldier

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Soldier

Within the territories of the Alliance, the Gloucester and Daphnel houses dominate the west.

Soldier

House Gloucester has always supported the Empire. There's not much chance of them defying us.

Soldier

So all that needs to be done to restore peace in the west now is to crush House Daphnel.

Soldier

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Soldier

By making an enemy of the church, disorder is running rampant among the populace.

Soldier

It's quieted down over these last five years though. The well-being of Her Majesty is steadily improving.

Soldier

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Soldier

There were clashes with the Kingdom army near the western front, but this is the first time the Alliance army has had an honest-to-goodness fight.

Soldier

I hear their leader's pretty competent, but the Alliance army is pretty tough too.

Soldier

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Soldier

The north side of the Great Bridge of Myrddin is in the territory of Acheron of the Alliance.

Soldier

He's known as "the weathervane." He's a notoriously flippant man.

Soldier

A man like that doesn't have the guts to give it all for the defense of that bridge.

Merchant

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Merchant

Since the great nobles lost their standing, the regulation of the merchant houses has relaxed somewhat.

Merchant

You'd probably have thought that would make it easier for us to profit...but the world isn't so simple.

Merchant

The war has made the price of goods unstable, causing no end of hardship for the people.

Scholar

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Scholar

It's normal for history to be revised in favor of those who hold the power.

Scholar

The documents in this library are no exception. It's perfectly possible for someone to have made edits to them.

Scholar

But it's my belief that no one has the power to blot out the truth entirely.

Scholar

I like to read the same texts over and over again. That way, I can spot some of the truths hidden between the lines...

Citizen

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Citizen

I've been working here for a few years now. There are plenty of others working here too.

Citizen

Since the acolytes and students aren't here, it's up to us to pick up the slack.

Yuri

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Yuri

Huh... Is that... It is you, isn't it? I kinda forgot what you looked like.

Yuri

No doubt. A lot can happen in five years. A baby goes from crawling and babbling to walking and talking in that time.

Yuri

Aw, I didn't mean any harm. It's just that so much has happened... It's hard to keep track, you know?

Yuri

Anyway, you came back, and that's what matters. Staying here wasn't a mistake. I can say that much.

Constance

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Constance

If you haven't heard, we'll soon be launching a full-scale assault on the Alliance.

Constance

Her Majesty has searched relentlessly for you. Now that you're found, her moment has come.

Constance

Yes. Before then, I had never known her to show such...desperate resolve.

Constance

I think not. You were, it sounded to me, crucial to her plans.

Constance

The stalemate we've been locked in shall give way very abruptly.

Constance

We have your reappearance to thank for that.

Hapi

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Hapi

Abyss is OK. The Bert kept it safe out of the goodness of his heart. Ha. Kidding, of course.

Hapi

He said the "lowlifes" here could be useful, because they won't mind fighting dirty, or rooting out spies.

Hapi

Or...something along those lines. I didn't pay much attention to that part.

Hapi

Yeah. Honestly, I'm psyched that you're back. It's all I can do to stop myself from whooping with joy.

Hapi

You don't know the half of it. It's all I can do to stop myself from whooping with joy.

Jeritza

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Jeritza

You've survived. How very fortunate...

Jeritza

Were you dead, I wouldn't be able to fight you. But you are very much alive—now I've a chance to kill you.

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

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Abysskeeper

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

Abysskeeper

It's you. You're still alive! It's been five whole years, hasn't it? Time flies when you're standing guard.

Abysskeeper

That's right. I've been here the whole time. Day in and day out. Not like I have anywhere else to be.

Abysskeeper

The Imperial army hasn't interfered with us all that much, so it's business as usual here in Abyss. I mean, as usual as it gets here, anyhow.

Resident

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Resident

I used to be a rather important person in the church, but...I am in exile for committing a crime.

Resident

I embezzled some money. But it wasn't out of greed!

Resident

My hometown was pillaged, you see, and the church wasn't putting in enough to rebuild...

Rogue

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Rogue

A lot of folks cleared out once the fighting started.

Rogue

People are saying it was the church that used to keep order around here.

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Rogue

But it's Yuri who's saving us from complete chaos.

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Rogue

A lot of folks cleared out once the fighting started.

Rogue

People are saying it was the church that used to keep order around here.

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.