Edelgard

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Edelgard

I wish we could settle all of this before the fighting begins. Don't you?

Edelgard

I wish it dearly. But few others feel that way.

Edelgard

They fight in a bloody battle, take countless lives, and then finally come to understand defeat.

Edelgard

They refuse to admit when they're beaten, and they keep it up until they've been utterly defeated.

Edelgard

Of course, I understand that sacrifice is inevitable...

Edelgard

But if they're going to surrender after being defeated anyway, why raise a weapon in the first place?

Hubert

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Hubert

So, we've somehow managed to take the Great Bridge of Myrddin.

Hubert

That means House Gloucester should now be ready to join the fold more formally.

Hubert

We've blown a major hole in Claude's plan to preserve the Alliance.

Hubert

We should press on to Derdriu before he has the opportunity to adjust his strategy.

Ferdinand

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Ferdinand

I have been wondering something...

Ferdinand

If I had not been your student, where would I be right now? Who would I be?

Ferdinand

Do you ever think about that sort of thing, Professor?

Ferdinand

Ah, so you do think about such questions. You can never find answers though, right?

Ferdinand

We cannot turn back time, so there is no way to go back and try a different path.

Ferdinand

Ah, so you do think about such questions. You can never find answers though, right?

Ferdinand

We cannot turn back time, so there is no way to go back and try a different path.

Ferdinand

I see... You are so focused and coolheaded. I wish I could be more like you.

Linhardt

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Linhardt

I never do get used to the sight of blood. It always makes me feel as if I might faint.

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Linhardt

I suppose I've told you that though, yes? I've no idea how you cope with it.

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Linhardt

I hope this war ends soon. I dislike being lightheaded because other people are bleeding everywhere.

Linhardt

It's all a great deal of bother, but I will do my part of course.

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Linhardt

I never do get used to the sight of blood. It always makes me feel as if I might faint.

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Linhardt

Have I never told you that? Huh. Oh well.

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Linhardt

I hope this war ends soon. I dislike being lightheaded because other people are bleeding everywhere.

Linhardt

It's all a great deal of bother, but I will do my part of course.

Caspar

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Caspar

Didn't they used to call Claude the "Master Tactician"?

Caspar

I want a nickname too!

Caspar

Maybe I'll get one if I can defeat him at Derdriu...

Caspar

I'll come up with a plan that'll beat his and earn a nickname for sure!

Bernadetta

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Bernadetta

Claude... Claude... Which one was he again? Oh! Right. Yeah, of course I remember him.

Bernadetta

It's just... I can't picture his face. Don't remember what he looks like. I'm not sure if I ever knew.

Bernadetta

Oh well. He's just another enemy now, isn't he? What, am I not supposed to say that?!

Dorothea

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Dorothea

I'm happy when we win battles, and I'm always relieved when our friends make it back safe.

Dorothea

On the other hand, it's hard to watch the enemy die. Even worse when it's someone you know.

Dorothea

Perhaps it would have been better if I'd just stayed with the opera...

Dorothea

You're right, Professor. I'll never regret the choices I've made.

Dorothea

No, Professor. I refuse to regret my past decisions.

Dorothea

Now you just have to lead us to victory so everyone else can let go of their regrets too.

Petra

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Petra

Since the past, I have learned much of the language of Fódlan.

Petra

But speaking the Fódlan language still gives me difficulty.

Petra

I can understand, read, and write with nearly perfection now. But understanding and speaking are...fruits of a different color.

Petra

I have gratitude for you, Professor. I hope that I will have fluency one day.

Petra

Yes. I will keep practicing more.

Felix

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Felix

I hear Claude's earned himself a rather colorful nickname.

Felix

He does whatever it takes to win. I like that. It will be especially satisfying to defeat him.

Felix

I can't wait to see what his next move is.

Ashe

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Ashe

Food has gotten scarce since the war started. Lately the prices have really been going up.

Ashe

Normally that would mean reducing our own take, but we just can't afford to do that.

Ashe

If we lose this war, we lose everything.

Ashe

Still, the townspeople are the ones who will suffer from this the most.

Ashe

The longer this goes on, the more people will starve.

Sylvain

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Sylvain

Derdriu, the Aquatic Capital... I've heard it's a magnificent city, you know.

Sylvain

If we're going, I wish it wasn't to wage war. It'd be more fun to visit with a cute girl on my arm.

Sylvain

You're right. That's something to look forward to.

Sylvain

Yeah? Maybe you and me? That'd be a good reason to survive the war. Heh heh...

Sylvain

Aw, come on. Let a guy dream.

Mercedes

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Mercedes

Flowers are so resilient, aren't they?

Mercedes

Despite the war going on outside the monastery, here they are, blooming beautifully.

Mercedes

I hope we get to see more kinds of flowers when the weather warms up...

Annette

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Annette

Derdriu, huh? I've always wanted to go there.

Annette

In Faerghus, most of the towns are pretty much glorified fortresses.

Annette

So to hear about a place called the Aquatic capital... it just sounds so elegant!

Annette

Let's go for a leisurely visit someday, promise? You know...after the war is over.

Ingrid

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Ingrid

Judith of Daphnel. You were a force to be reckoned with. You will not be forgotten.

Ingrid

In another life, I might have fought by her side.

Ingrid

As harsh as that is, it's the truth of it. It's over now.

Ingrid

It's a harsh truth, but it's the truth nonetheless. We can't change the past.

Lorenz

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Lorenz

Now that we've seized the Great Bridge of Myrddin, House Gloucester is comfortable aligning itself with the Empire.

Lorenz

The path to Riegan lands lies straight before us. Our clash with Claude draws nearer by the moment.

Lorenz

Not at all. On the contrary, I look forward to it. My old rival will be a worthy test for me.

Lorenz

I certainly hope so. I would be quite disappointed if my greatest rival were to simply roll over.

Lorenz

I know Claude better than anyone. He is a schemer. No doubt he has some trap for us in mind.

Lorenz

Let us be vigilant, Professor.

Raphael

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Raphael

We're gonna go up against Claude next? I haven't seen him in forever. Wonder how he's been...

Raphael

I chose this side because I believe in you, Professor. But it's not like I got anything against Claude.

Raphael

Hmm... Well, he loved parties, and he was full of some pretty good jokes!

Raphael

Of course! Claude was the kinda person who would be instantly friends with anyone.

Raphael

I don't mind so much that we gotta fight him, I just hope he doesn't get killed...

Ignatz

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Ignatz

I thought I was ready for this, but it's not easy to fight against my old schoolmates...

Ignatz

I was in the Golden Deer House, so I have a lot of memories with them.

Ignatz

No, I'm not. I decided to fight alongside you, and I will not waver.

Ignatz

Really, it is? I wish that we could resolve this without violence.

Ignatz

Then again, precisely because they're old friends, I wouldn't leave this to someone else.

Ignatz

I have to assume responsibility.

Lysithea

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Lysithea

Without the support of the pro-Imperialist lords, the Alliance is greatly weakened.

Lysithea

Even so, I don't feel great about all this. We're gonna be fighting Claude...

Lysithea

We can't—you're right. Claude has such unusual strategies for toying with his enemies.

Lysithea

Even so, we should stay alert. Claude won't be caught off guard. Neither should we.

Lysithea

Even with you here, this battle will be very challenging.

Marianne

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Marianne

The tide of war is clearly favoring us, but Claude refuses to surrender.

Marianne

I wonder why that could be...

Marianne

Frankly, it seems to me that his ideals are not that far removed from Edelgard's...

Marianne

I think you're probably right...

Marianne

I suppose even the very powerful can be irrational at times...

Leonie

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Leonie

I'm from Alliance lands, but I'm only a commoner. The idea of fighting Alliance nobles isn't exactly losing me any sleep.

Leonie

Fighting old friends though? That's something else.

Leonie

Ugh. I'd better clear my head.

Leonie

Captain Jeralt used to say a mercenary has to be thoughtless. Guess I finally get what he meant.

Hanneman

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Hanneman

Professor, I think you should be made aware of a certain group working with the Imperial army.

Hanneman

They are the same lot that invented a technique to turn monsters into war assets.

Hanneman

It's quite obvious their trick draws on the power of the Crest Stones, but...

Hanneman

There is something more to it than that. Some secret I have yet to decipher.

Hanneman

I suppose I need to better understand what kind of people they are. Who are they? What do they want?

Hanneman

For her part, Miss Edelgard is cooperating, yet does not hide her hostility towards them.

Hanneman

I suspect we should prepare in case the day should come when we must combat these strange people.

Manuela

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Manuela

Remember the Death Knight who stabbed me five years ago? Of course you do. How could you forget?

Manuela

Well, it turns out he's a general in the Imperial army! He leads the western front against the Kingdom.

Manuela

Once I knew he was at Garreg Mach, I stormed right up to him, told him who I was, and what he did...

Manuela

And he offered me an apology. I'm talking about a sincere, heartfelt, solemn apology. What a letdown.

Manuela

What's going on with that guy, anyway? Who is he under that mask?

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Manuela

Oh, hello there, Professor. Did you need something from me?

Manuela

It doesn't look like you're wounded or anything. You just looking for...someone to talk to?

Manuela

I thought so. Well, I'm here for you! Making you feel better is my top priority.

Manuela

Come on now, you don't have to be shy. Helping you feel better is important to me.

Manuela

Whether it's physical pain or worries of the heart, you can come to me for anything, Professor.

Alois

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Alois

Do you ever regret taking the path you did?

Alois

Hm. I guess doubts and regrets just come with being human.

Alois

Hah, the very model of a leader! I should take a page out of your book.

Alois

Hm. I guess doubts and regrets just come with being human.

Alois

Whatever path you choose going forward, I'll follow you without question.

Shamir

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Shamir

Claude, eh? He always was sharp among his peers.

Shamir

Never let himself get caught up in conventions. He wasn't typical in Fódlan.

Shamir

Then there's Rhea and King Dimitri... I'd stay on their good sides, for different reasons.

Shamir

Yeah, well... If that's the only way forward, it can't be helped.

Shamir

Yeah, well... If that's the only way forward, it can't be helped.

Randolph

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Randolph

Lately, the Kingdom and the Knights of Seiros haven't made any significant moves.

Randolph

I don't suppose they're going to stand by and watch while we attack Derdriu though.

Randolph

That's why I've doubled our guard and instructed them to be extra vigilant.

Randolph

I will keep Garreg Mach safe! It is my duty and responsibility.

Fleche

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Fleche

Big brother always gets so fired up... Better keep an eye on him.

Fleche

Oh, sorry! I was just talking to myself.

Fleche

I hear you're heading out to Derdriu. Good luck with the battle!

Ladislava

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Ladislava

Five years ago, during the attack on this place, you allowed me to join your side.

Ladislava

Since then I've risen through the ranks, and now I'm a general leading my own army.

Ladislava

In this invasion of the Alliance, I've been entrusted with maintaining the supply lines and keeping the Goneril territories under control.

Ladislava

That's why I won't be accompanying you to Derdriu.

Ladislava

Please look after Lady Edelgard.

Gatekeeper

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Gatekeeper

Greetings, Professor! Nothing to report!

Gatekeeper

Derdriu is known as the Aquatic capital...

Gatekeeper

It's a beautiful town with streets that seem to float on the water and an impressive harbor.

Gatekeeper

In times of peace, it would be a wonderful place for a holiday... Anyway! Best of luck in the next battle!

Imperial Soldier

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Imperial Soldier

To tell you the truth, I used to be a Knight of Seiros. But at some point, I just couldn't follow the archbishop anymore.

Imperial Soldier

I ran away in secret...and decided to join the Imperial army.

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Imperial Soldier

To tell you the truth, I used to be a Knight of Seiros. But at some point, I just couldn't follow the archbishop anymore.

Imperial Soldier

I ran away in secret...and decided to join the Imperial army.

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Imperial Soldier

When I found Alois here, it made me feel much better. It meant I'd made the right decision.

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Imperial Soldier

Ever since that day you disappeared, the archbishop has been completely different.

Imperial Soldier

She started laughing as if she was possessed and spouting complete gibberish...

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Imperial Soldier

To tell you the truth, I used to be a Knight of Seiros. But at some point, I just couldn't follow the archbishop anymore.

Imperial Soldier

I ran away in secret...and decided to join the Imperial army.

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Imperial Soldier

Ever since that day you disappeared, the archbishop has been completely different.

Imperial Soldier

She started laughing as if she was possessed and spouting complete gibberish...

Soldier

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Soldier

If you travel east from the Alliance and cross Fódlan's Throat, you enter the land of Almyra.

Soldier

House Goneril's territory touches the eastern border of the Alliance. They also have Lord Holst, the most valiant warrior in the Alliance.

Soldier

Tasked with keeping watch over the Almyrans' movements, he rarely leaves Goneril territory.

Artisan

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Artisan

We can't actually join you on the battlefield, but rest assured that we're there in spirit.

Artisan

We're doing everything we can to support the army, so give it your all out there!

Merchant

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Merchant

I figured I'd have a look at how the Kingdom is holding up while I was on the road, so I took a trip up north despite the cold.

Merchant

But the borders were closed on every road. I wasn't even able to get into the Kingdom.

Merchant

Every crossing point was guarded by grim-looking, armed soldiers. It was all very imposing.

Soldier

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Soldier

The Gloucester and Ordelia houses have territory in the southern regions of the Alliance.

Soldier

Everyone knows they support the Empire, so they won't get in the way of our armies.

Soldier

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Soldier

The Alliance troops were nothing to turn a nose up at. They were pretty strong and brave too.

Soldier

Our next target of attack is Derdriu, the Alliance base. Better stay sharp, even if we do have superior numbers.

Soldier

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Soldier

Five years ago, most of the people involved with the church in the Empire moved to the Eastern Church in Alliance territory.

Soldier

I've been hearing rumors that the majority of those have now gone to the Kingdom Capital, Fhirdiad.

Soldier

The Eastern Church has no military force of its own, so they must be sensing that the Alliance is weak and fleeing.

Scholar

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Scholar

In order to defeat a formidable foe, you must first learn who they are. How much do you know about the Alliance?

Scholar

The Leicester Alliance unites the feudal lords of that region.

Scholar

It holds regular roundtable conferences, where they vote on their policies.

Scholar

However, only the Five Great Lords are permitted to vote...

Scholar

Duke Goneril, Count Gloucester, Count Ordelia, Margrave Edmund, and their leader, Duke Riegan.

Scholar

Their titles were originally granted to them by the royal family of Faerghus.

Scholar

About 300 years ago, the Alliance was still part of the Holy Kingdom of Faerghus, you see.

Citizen

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Citizen

A hungry hero is no better than a well-fed soldier. Do you know that saying? No? That's because I just made it up.

Citizen

If you're hungry, you're never going to be at full strength. Keep your belly full and stay strong!

Yuri

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Yuri

Ugh! What more could Hubert possibly want from me?

Yuri

He's been pushing me too damn hard. Said that the only way to win over the Alliance lords is with my help.

Yuri

Well, yeah, clearly. I haven't been worked this hard in ages...

Yuri

All grousing aside, it's not the end of the world. If it helps us win, I'll do whatever it takes.

Yuri

I wouldn't have signed up for this if I wasn't getting something out of it.

Balthus

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Balthus

So, Goneril's troops have entered Derdriu... Hmm...

Balthus

Oh. Hey, pal. Didn't see you there. Guess I was lost in thought.

Balthus

You're a quick one, Professor.

Balthus

I caught wind that Duke Goneril sent Hilda to Derdriu.

Balthus

She's the sister of my buddy, Holst. I can't let her die. I won't! Gah, this is a terrible situation...

Constance

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Constance

Ahaha! The Great Bridge of Myrddin is ours.

Constance

The Alliance may be composed of powerful nobles, but their power is directionless and thus wasted.

Constance

Though the Empire was no better before Lady Edelgard ascended the throne.

Constance

Indeed, my own house fell due in part to its inability to wield power properly...

Hapi

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Hapi

You know, I've always wanted to see the world. That's why I left my village.

Hapi

And here I am, traveling to all these interesting new places...to kill people. Not what I had in mind.

Hapi

Maybe I'll find some time to admire the scenery. Though people might get mad I'm not taking this silly war seriously...

Hapi

Oops, that was close. Almost sighed.

Jeritza

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Jeritza

What is it?

Jeritza

I have no words for you. I have blades, and if you wish to cross them, I'll be more than happy to. Although you may not be.

Jeritza

Leave, then. I feel a nearly uncontrollable urge to destroy you.

Jeritza

I was told not to, however, so I will hold off. Until the war ends.

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

I hear Derdriu is our next objective. Small world. That's actually where I grew up. It's a great place...

Resident

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Resident

Hello, Professor. I doubt you recognize me, but I work for Lord Hubert.

Resident

He has stationed me here to ensure that the church does not attempt to make use of this place.

Resident

Thus, I'm blending in with the residents here. Strictly confidentially, of course.

Resident

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Resident

The army runs you ragged. Marches you from place to place, prodding you to fight.

Resident

They promised me three meals a day... They'd have to give a lot more than that to get me to sign on.

Resident

I'd rather starve down here than deal with that.

Rogue

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Rogue

I hurt my leg in the last battle. Had to take shelter down here—nowhere else to go.

Rogue

Be careful up there. All sides are bringing their strongest people to this fight.

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.