Professor... I'm sorry to have dragged you into the
fight again so soon after our reunion.
But you appeared at a most opportune time.
I'm truly humbled by your support, my teacher.
And so I will. I'm hoping your abilities from five
years prior are still intact.
You may be worried, but you shouldn't be.
You always manage to pull through.
Make sure you're ready to head out, OK?
Allow me to brief you on the details of our situation.
The Empire firmly controls the western portion of
Faerghus. However, the central and eastern regions
continue to put up heavy resistance.
The strongholds in these regions are Arianrhod, the
Fortress City, and Fhirdiad, the Kingdom Capital.
We cannot control Faerghus until we have taken
both of these cities.
As for the Alliance, Houses Gloucester and Ordelia
seem predisposed to capitulate to us.
However, due to interference from Houses Riegan
and Goneril, we have yet to secure their cooperation.
Claude obviously hopes to keep the Alliance whole
But because we have had to focus our efforts against
the church until now, our forces have yet to meet his.
We have only recently begun to take the fight to
The last five years have been difficult at times.
My relationship with Edelgard is rather contentious,
due to the incident with my father.
Nevertheless, I cannot abandon my family's duties.
As Duke Aegir, I must play my part in the
Edelgard intends to abolish the nobility, but I know
I can dissuade her from doing so.
Professor! Do you know how happy I was to hear
you were still alive?
I'll tell you how happy—for the past two days,
I haven't had my morning or my afternoon naps.
Well as long as we weren't marching. Can't sleep
much then...but it's not for want of trying...
By the way, with Professor Hanneman not around...
I've occupied his room. So I am well equipped to
perform research on you. Isn't that exciting?
All right! I'm ready to fight! Let's do this!
You're right! I gotta keep it under control or I'm
gonna wear myself out too quickly.
Maybe I'll just get rid of a few monsters...or is that
too risky right before a mission?
Leave it to me! I can take on the whole...most of the
I know my limits now, Professor!
Are we leaving for battle? I heard it's a long march.
But it's fine! I've had plenty of time to stay inside
lately, so I think it's time I...went out. Yeah!
I can do this! No more Bernie-bear!
Oh yeah. People call me Bernie-bear since I hole
up in my den all the time. Not anymore though!
Yes! But, um. Please don't put me up front, OK?
Professor! Oh my! It's so good to see you.
These days, so many old friends seem to be
disappearing. But you... You're here!
It's incredible to see you again after five years!
I have a feeling your name will go down in history.
Edelgard is controlling the Empire. She is putting
the pressure on the Kingdom and Alliance.
Empire and religion are at open war. It will be...
difficult for us at first.
But corrupt nobles are many. That means the
common people will rebel and be joining our side.
With you, Professor, the battle tides will...ah, will
turn. I have certainty.
For five years, I've fought for the Empire. I've cut
down hordes of enemies.
Now I have the same look in my eyes that the boar
used to have in his.
The look of a savage beast who loves nothing but
destruction and violence.
I hope not.
Hmph. I can hardly hold it against him anymore.
You and Edelgard must not disappoint me.
Mark my words.
The future you're building had better be worth all
Since you came back, everyone's been smiling.
Just you being here makes an incredible difference.
I can't express how reassuring it is to see you.
Hey, Professor. It's been a really long time, hasn't it?
The last five years have been full of heartbreak—not
from girls...but friends and family becoming enemies.
One of the things that kept me going was the hope
you'd return, and now here you are.
A lot has changed, but you're back, and it's the first
time I can remember being happy in a while.
I have good friends in both the Alliance and
Faerghus, so this fighting weighs heavily on me...
I can't bear the thought of battling the Knights of
Seiros to the death!
I have to keep my chin up though, right? Let's press
on together, Professor.
My father used to be a knight in service of the royal
family of Faerghus.
For a time he was at the monastery, but apparently
he's back in Faerghus serving as a knight again.
Which means if I fight with this army, I'll eventually
have to face my own father...
Don't say that! I know what I'm doing and I'm ready
Terribly. But...I've accepted my fate. I'm ready
Of course, if at all possible, I would prefer not
to fight my father.
This is the path I chose. I have no regrets.
His Highness, the new king, is in the process of
unifying the Kingdom under his command.
His powerful army has joined forces with the Knights
of Seiros, who moved their seat to Faerghus.
And now they're presenting a united front against
the Imperial army. They're our greatest enemy,
Presently, it's doubtful. That's why I'm in favor of
first capturing Alliance lands.
I don't relish the idea, but there's no turning
For now we should focus our efforts on the Alliance.
The Kingdom and church can come afterwards.
Judith, who defends the Great Bridge of Myrddin,
is a formidable opponent.
We can't afford to drop our guard.
House Gloucester will remain staunchly neutral in
this war. Even if we press into Alliance territory.
My father is no threat to the Empire. Lady Edelgard
surely understands that.
The Great Bridge of Myrddin, however, is another
story. I hear it is held by Judith of House Daphnel.
She is renowned for her military prowess. We would
do well not to underestimate her.
Hey, Professor! What have you been up to for five
years? Hope you haven't gone soft!
I got myself into perfect shape. Took all five years of
pushing my muscles to the limit, but look!
You bet I do! You gotta get training if you want to
What?! Can't you see my muscles? Do I gotta
undress so you can get a better look?
I thought you might be at the monastery. That's why
I made my way here.
I decided to follow your path, because I believed
in you. But then you vanished.
Now that you've returned, I have my guiding light
once again. Welcome back, Professor!
I'm relieved you're here, Professor. It seems we've
reached a stalemate on the war front.
I admit I'm feeling apprehensive about fighting
I agree. It's time to shelve my personal feelings and
focus on the bigger picture.
No. I have to shelve my personal feelings. There are
bigger things at play here.
I'll fight with full force. I'm counting on you to lead
us to victory, Professor.
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.
However, even if he tells me to come home, I intend
I want to see this new world Edelgard dreams of...
I'm so glad to see you're all right.
I really regretted not being able to keep the promise
I made to my mentor.
Captain Jeralt, obviously! I'm still his first and
greatest apprentice, you know!
Captain Jeralt told me that if anything should
happen to him, then I should stick by you.
I'm going to do just what he asked. I'll be right here
to support you from now on.
You've finally joined us, have you? I attached myself
to the Imperial army as well. Seemed the thing to do.
I feel I owe it to Edelgard to set my past feelings
about the Empire aside. I am happy to help her.
It's strange, isn't it? After five years, the three
professors are together once more.
I am most curious though. You say you were asleep
for five whole years? Incredible.
Perhaps this is another effect of your Crest. I do look
forward to investigating you in greater detail.
Wonderful news! I am most excited to begin.
We must find the time, of course.
I'll have to be content with observing you wherever
you go, then. I cannot waste any opportunity!
At long last, we meet again!
I knew you were alive. I knew you could survive.
And five years on, you arrive!
We're reunited! I'm glad I kept watch for you in the
downstream villages all that time.
I was so devoted to finding you that I left the Knights
of Seiros. Now I serve no one...
Other than you! I'll protect you, just as I promised
Captain Jeralt I would all those years ago.
After the battle five years ago, the Imperial army
occupied Garreg Mach.
The cathedral and several other buildings were
We've done some repair work here and there,
and we're using the buildings as a base of operations.
As for me? Well, the church moved its headquarters
to Faerghus, and I've seen no reason to follow.
When I returned to Enbarr, I received a summons
from Her Majesty, and I chose to answer.
What's that look on your face? Surprised to see me?
I'm a mercenary. Always have been. Even when I was
with the Knights of Seiros.
I never was too attached to Fódlan. I was considering
But I might change my mind if you're around.
Ah yes! You're Her Majesty's professor.
Um... Oh, this is my little sister, Fleche. She's just
a rookie, but she's helping me as my assistant.
H-hello. I'm Fleche von Bergliez.
It's nice to meet you.
I know I'm inexperienced, but I'm going to do
my best. You can count on me to look after
my big brother!
I've heard you're planning to march into Alliance
territory. I'll be here to guard the fort.
Ah, a new face. I am Randolph von Bergliez.
I'm the guardian of this place. Wait a moment...
I'm sure I've seen you somewhere before.
Greetings, Professor! Nothing to report!
What's that? Do I have brothers in the church?
You really are well informed!
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.
Unlike me, he's very devout. He left the Empire
a long time ago.
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
I was so surprised to hear that the faith of Seiros was
a sham, my eyes nearly popped out of my skull.
But just because the church lied to us doesn't mean
that the goddess isn't real.
That's my take on it, anyway. I'd feel very anxious
with no one to pray to...
Within the territories of the Alliance, the Gloucester
and Daphnel houses dominate the west.
House Gloucester has always supported the Empire.
There's not much chance of them defying us.
So all that needs to be done to restore peace in the
west now is to crush House Daphnel.
By making an enemy of the church, disorder is
running rampant among the populace.
It's quieted down over these last five years though.
The well-being of Her Majesty is steadily improving.
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.
I hear their leader's pretty competent, but the
Alliance army is pretty tough too.
The north side of the Great Bridge of Myrddin is in
the territory of Acheron of the Alliance.
He's known as "the weathervane." He's a notoriously
A man like that doesn't have the guts to give it all
for the defense of that bridge.
Since the great nobles lost their standing,
the regulation of the merchant houses has
You'd probably have thought that would make it
easier for us to profit...but the world isn't so simple.
The war has made the price of goods unstable,
causing no end of hardship for the people.
It's normal for history to be revised in favor of those
who hold the power.
The documents in this library are no exception.
It's perfectly possible for someone to have made
edits to them.
But it's my belief that no one has the power to
blot out the truth entirely.
I like to read the same texts over and over again.
That way, I can spot some of the truths hidden
between the lines...
I've been working here for a few years now.
There are plenty of others working here too.
Since the acolytes and students aren't here,
it's up to us to pick up the slack.
Huh... Is that... It is you, isn't it? I kinda forgot what
you looked like.
No doubt. A lot can happen in five years. A baby
goes from crawling and babbling to walking and
talking in that time.
Aw, I didn't mean any harm. It's just that so much
has happened... It's hard to keep track, you know?
Anyway, you came back, and that's what matters.
Staying here wasn't a mistake. I can say that much.
Hey, pal. You've got a lot of nerve coming here after
ignoring us for five years!
Ha! Got ya! All this time, and you still can't take a
joke, can ya?
Good job surviving and clawing your way back to us.
This day couldn't get better if it tried.
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?
Oh... I like this idea. We'll make it a wild party!
Even the emperor won't be able to turn it down.
If you haven't heard, we'll soon be launching
a full-scale assault on the Alliance.
Her Majesty has searched relentlessly for you.
Now that you're found, her moment has come.
Yes. Before then, I had never known her to show
I think not. You were, it sounded to me, crucial to
The stalemate we've been locked in shall give way
We have your reappearance to thank for that.
Abyss is OK. The Bert kept it safe out of the
goodness of his heart. Ha. Kidding, of course.
He said the "lowlifes" here could be useful, because
they won't mind fighting dirty, or rooting out spies.
Or...something along those lines. I didn't pay much
attention to that part.
Yeah. Honestly, I'm psyched that you're back. It's all
I can do to stop myself from whooping with joy.
You don't know the half of it. It's all I can do to stop
myself from whooping with joy.
You've survived. How very fortunate...
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.
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. Listen up. I've got something to report.
It's you. You're still alive! It's been five whole years,
hasn't it? Time flies when you're standing guard.
That's right. I've been here the whole time. Day in
and day out. Not like I have anywhere else to be.
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.
I used to be a rather important person in the church,
but...I am in exile for committing a crime.
I embezzled some money. But it wasn't out of greed!
My hometown was pillaged, you see, and the church
wasn't putting in enough to rebuild...
A lot of folks cleared out once the fighting started.
People are saying it was the church that used to keep
order around here.
But it's Yuri who's saving us from complete chaos.
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.