Edelgard

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ferdinand

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Ferdinand
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I have been wondering something...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Linhardt

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

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

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

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

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

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

Caspar

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

Caspar
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I want a nickname too!

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

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

Bernadetta

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Petra
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But speaking the Fódlan language still gives me difficulty.

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

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

Petra
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Yes. I will keep practicing more.

Felix

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

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

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

Ashe

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

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

Ashe
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If we lose this war, we lose everything.

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

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

Sylvain

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

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

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

Sylvain
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Aw, come on. Let a guy dream.

Mercedes

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Mercedes
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Flowers are so resilient, aren't they?

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

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

Annette

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

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

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

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

Ingrid

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

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

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

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

Lorenz

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

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

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

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

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

Lorenz
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Let us be vigilant, Professor.

Raphael

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ignatz
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I have to assume responsibility.

Lysithea

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

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

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

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

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

Marianne

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

Marianne
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I wonder why that could be...

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

Marianne
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I think you're probably right...

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

Leonie

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Leonie
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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
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Fighting old friends though? That's something else.

Leonie
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Ugh. I'd better clear my head.

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

Hanneman

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Manuela

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Alois

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Alois
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Do you ever regret taking the path you did?

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

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

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

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

Shamir

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

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

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

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

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

Randolph

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

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

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

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

Fleche

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

Fleche
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Oh, sorry! I was just talking to myself.

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

Ladislava

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

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

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

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

Ladislava
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Please look after Lady Edelgard.

Gatekeeper

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Gatekeeper
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Greetings, Professor! Nothing to report!

Gatekeeper
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Derdriu is known as the Aquatic capital...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Soldier

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

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

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

Artisan

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

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

Merchant

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

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

Soldier

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

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

Soldier

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

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

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

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

Scholar
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The Leicester Alliance unites the feudal lords of that region.

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

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

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

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

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

Citizen

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Citizen
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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
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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
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Ugh! What more could Hubert possibly want from me?

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

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

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

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

Balthus

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

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

Balthus
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You're a quick one, Professor.

Balthus
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I caught wind that Duke Goneril sent Hilda to Derdriu.

Balthus
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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
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Ahaha! The Great Bridge of Myrddin is ours.

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

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

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

Hapi

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

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

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

Hapi
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Oops, that was close. Almost sighed.

Jeritza

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Jeritza
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What is it?

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

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

Anna

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

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

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

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

Abysskeeper

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

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

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

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

Resident

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

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

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

Rogue

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

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

Monk

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

Monk
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I can rest easy now.

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

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