If the Alliance falls, then the Kingdom will...
There's no time to waste.
If we hesitate, we risk losing the initiative.
I do think we should let the troops rest, though...
We must maintain morale, Professor.
And let's make sure this matter stays between us.
If it gets out, I'll struggle to forgive even you.
Hmm... It seems you don't comprehend the
consequences of angering the emperor.
Claude von Riegan. What an interesting character.
Underneath that compassionate exterior, he was
always cold and calculating.
Ordinary fools run headlong into combat, without
even considering the possibility of defeat.
But to consider one's chances, and to prepare for
plans to go awry—that takes real intelligence.
I have to say, I am impressed beyond words.
The majority is with us. This conflict will end soon.
I am so moved by the Alliance nobles' decision.
That is true nobility! Acting in accordance with the
people's needs and wishes.
As war drags on, those living near the front lines
inevitably get the worst of it.
We will not see such a peaceful resolution in
Faerghus, I am afraid, as it is ruled by the royal
family, not a council of nobles.
I've been exploring the Holy Mausoleum. It's quite
interesting in there.
There is a mechanism I believe would allow us
passage into the Holy Tomb, but I'm unclear on
how to activate it.
My research hasn't turned up much. It may come
down to asking the archbishop for details.
Indeed. We'll see if it's worth the trouble.
Did you meet my father in Derdriu?
I guess he'll be responsible for controlling the Riegan
territory and maintaining popular support.
Not really sure what all that means though...
You're probably right. I'll do my best!
Are you sure? I figured you'd say something about
me having to study more.
Oh, I get it. This is a test! I'm definitely gonna have
to brush up.
War isn't kind to you if you're a recluse.
By the time you realize what's going on, you're
already under attack.
And if you're off by yourself, you can get killed with
no one ever even finding out.
Got me out of my room at least! That's good, right?
The Leicester Alliance is no more. Three hundred
years of history...gone and done.
They write operas about events like this, you know.
I'm sure you'll be played by the most handsome actor
of the time. Hearts will pound as he takes the stage.
A diva will play Edie! You'll fall madly in love, even
if it isn't historically accurate.
I'm sure they'll have a talented and beautiful
songstress playing you.
Probably for Edie as well. I wonder if there'll be
romantic tension between your two characters,
even if it's not historically accurate?
The Kingdom always is cold. I have hatred for
Brigid is not cold. We have no Cold Spirit.
Does the goddess of Fódlan give protection from
the cold? I am wishing I knew how to ask her...
Hmph. My father is holding Arianrhod secure.
Our next battle will be there, against him, or in
Fhirdiad, which the king is protecting.
Ha! Don't underestimate me. I've been preparing
for this for a long time.
Hah. You just worry about yourself.
Derdriu's fallen. The Alliance nobles have
surrendered to the Empire.
We made it through with as few losses as possible.
Not bad, all things considered...
But I doubt it'll be so easy to deal with Faerghus.
First Leicester and next Faerghus? Ah, that'll be
Look, Professor... Fighting Faerghus? Isn't there
some way we can come to an understanding?
Yeah, but Edelgard and her idiot sidekick haven't
shown much desire to compromise, have they?
Harsh...but true. I don't see how we can avoid
Truthfully, I hate the idea of planning to kill people
I used to be so close with.
I guess everybody feels that way though.
Oh, Claude. I'm so relieved that he managed to
make it out alive.
You'll be fighting the Kingdom next, right? Then
Isn't there some way we can do this without fighting
Dimitri and Lady Rhea? I suppose not...
Oh, Claude. It's too late now, but it's such a shame...
I guess Edelgard won't hesitate to cut Dimitri and
Lady Rhea down...
We may be witnessing a key moment in history.
Hundreds of years from now, your name and
Edelgard's will be written in the history books,
What, how? I think it's just amazing!
I wonder who will decide whether we did the right
thing or not...
Well, it won't be us, anyway. Probably the people
of a future era.
While the battle with the Alliance is over, we still
need to stay vigilant.
Both the church and the Kingdom are not to be
taken lightly. I have the feeling we'll draw their
Weapon prep and training are of the utmost
importance now more than ever.
It seems all that praise of Claude's ingenuity was
A truly clever man would have realized defeat was
inevitable and surrendered.
Or, failing that, he could have rallied the Alliance
nobles to secure a real fighting chance.
I regret not telling him so. But I suppose a man like
him will not remain hidden for long.
I regret missing my only opportunity to tell him so.
I'm no noble, so it won't make much difference
But it hasn't really hit me yet that the Alliance
I wonder where Claude is now. What he's getting
It hasn't even hit me that Claude is dead either.
I half think he might have faked it so he can jump
out and surprise us. That's the kinda thing he'd do.
To think, I saw the end of the Leicester Alliance with
my own eyes.
I witnessed a turning point in the history of
my homeland. I'm not sure how to express my
feelings right now.
No, I don't have a gift for words. But perhaps I'll tell
my children someday, if I have any.
That's right, I'll paint it! "The Fall of Derdriu."
So that posterity can remember our triumph.
The battle ended without House Ordelia
Although...I've no desire to continue on with my
family, so from here on out, it's up to Edelgard.
I have Claude to thank.
Ultimately, this ended without the Alliance being
entirely consumed by this war. It's all thanks
Before the battle, he considered my precarious
position and told me it wouldn't matter if we
fell to the Empire.
So when you invited me, I accepted without
Was there really no way to end it without
You're probably right...
I hope you're right...
I suppose the only thing I can do for him now
That he may live the rest of his life in happiness.
That he may rest in peace.
The worst part about going into battle is knowing
you might have a friend fighting for the other side.
You were a mercenary, Professor. Were you always
prepared for that?
Guess I need to learn. Won't make a very good
mercenary otherwise, will I?
That's reassuring. I don't think I'll ever get used to it.
Fighting old friends—there's nothing worse. My
hands shake just thinking about it.
I'm glad Claude didn't die. Does that make me soft?
I didn't want Claude to die. Does that make me soft?
No... At the very least, I think not. There are other,
lesser Crests to research.
Yet I am a human first and a scholar second. For
now, I grieve the fallen and pray for those still living.
Claude...lost in battle. My goodness. Do you
suppose this means the end of House Riegan?
While the Crest of von Riegan is not terribly rare...
The long lineage of the von Riegan family will
Agreed. The poor boy...
It seems Claude has disappeared... Do you suppose
this means the end of House Riegan?
You know as well as I do, the day's coming that we'll
have to fight the archbishop and her knights.
We've got some strong fighters here, sure. But even
with all our training, I don't know if we can win.
I just don't see how any of us can compete with the
archbishop, say, turning into a monster.
Yeah? What if that fight's to the death—yours and
mine in particular?
That's exactly what I was just saying. I've always
appreciated how you listen to me.
I've lived at Garreg Mach Monastery for a few
Still, the other day I got myself all turned around!
There are so many secret rooms and hidden passages.
Maybe I'll take the time to properly search the place.
Care to join me? I expect it'd take a whole day.
You're too soft. I'm talking about Claude.
Our emperor mercilessly cuts down all those who
stand in her way...
But perhaps she is more tolerant of those who know
Even the "Master Tactician."
Finally, the Kingdom... After that, we'll battle
I volunteered for monastery guard duty. It was more
for my family than anything.
But now, from the bottom of my heart, I want to see
Her Majesty ruling this land.
Even if it costs me my life, I will protect
I just wanted to help out my brother, Randolph,
so I aspired to be a soldier.
My brother puts his life on the line to fight,
so I'll put everything I have into it too.
Eventually the enemy will attack, and when they do,
we'll defend this place to the bitter end!
Your next opponents will be the Kingdom's army
and the Knights of Seiros. Both fearsome foes.
Put the mobility of my troops to good use, and let us
protect the Kingdom's western battle front.
When this month has ended, I'll depart.
I pray that you have good luck in battle.
Greetings, Professor! Nothing to report!
You may already know this, but the Kingdom and
the Alliance were once a single entity.
The leaders of the Alliance, House Riegan, are
actually a branch of the Blaiddyd royal family.
In a way, it's just a battle of the part of the Blaiddyd
family tree that rose in rebellion against
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
Doesn't seem to be much unrest in the former
Alliance territories, perhaps thanks to
Count Bergliez' strength.
That said, General Randolph is the head of one of
the branches of House Bergliez.
It was once difficult for someone from a branch
family to get ahead in life. But under Her Majesty...
Anyone who accomplishes great deeds during the
war will see more success than they could have
The main body of the Imperial army is moving to
the western region of the former Alliance territory
to attack the Kingdom.
The time when victory or defeat will be decided
between us and the Kingdom is close at hand.
It goes without saying but Garreg Mach is the most
important sacred place to the Church of Seiros.
The Knights of Seiros will try to get this place back
by any means necessary.
I don't think they're going to stay in the Kingdom
capital forever. We should stay vigilant.
General Ladislava is really popular among the
citizens of the Empire.
If I remember correctly, the emperor herself has
recognized her genius and made her a general.
Despite her considerable talent, she never puts
on airs. And she's beautiful too.
She's even known as the Scarlet Warrior.
King Dimitri of Faerghus possesses superhuman
I heard he can lift a horse with a single hand!
I wonder if it's true...
They call Lord Rodrigue, who's defending
Arianrhod, the Shield of Faerghus.
He used to be on friendly terms with Dimitri's
father, the former king. There's no chance that he'll
surrender to us.
You must know this already... The former
Faerghus territory used to belong to the Empire.
The Battle of Tailtean, where Nemesis was defeated,
put Faerghus under the Empire's control.
Centuries later, a revolution sprung up in Faerghus,
and through the mediation of the church,
the Kingdom gained independence.
The ringleader of the revolt became the first king,
Loog von Blaiddyd.
The Blaiddyds, the royal family of Faerghus,
are directly descended from Loog, who was also
known as the King of Lions.
If you look at it from the point of view of the Empire,
the Kingdom is just a bunch of traitors.
Randolph has a big appetite. It does a heart good
to see him. And he's handsome too.
Compared to him, Hubert is... Heh, forget I
I'm impressed by how quickly toppling Derdriu
brought the Alliance into the fold.
Ideally we'd crush the Kingdom with ease...but
something tells me it'll be...complicated.
You'd better sharpen your focus to a fine point.
Though I'm sure you already know that.
The Alliance may be finished, but House Albrecht
managed to come out unscathed.
It's all thanks to my little bro. He's a great guy.
I'm sure he'll do well under the Empire.
No kidding. I may have cut ties with them, but I was
still curious to know how they were managing.
Not a chance. I don't have time for drama like that.
The world may have changed, but I haven't. I have
no interest in playing the noble game. I'd rather just
keep doing my thing.
The swiftness of the Alliance's withdrawal on seeing
that they had no hope of victory was unsurprising.
Given their complete lack of solidarity, there could
really have been no other outcome.
No. But a noble's duty is to protect the commonfolk
of their territory. I judge the Alliance by that metric.
Yes, he built his scheme with their self-interest as its
cornerstone. Very cunning of him.
What's important is that one of the forces arrayed
against us has fallen. Our victory draws nearer!
We're fighting people we used to know from the
Guess that's the kind of thing that happens in war,
but...still. It's pretty twisted.
It makes me feel so... Oof. Maybe I'll just try not to
think about it.
Neither the emperor nor the Empire have
It is all simply part of the agreement. There is no
other reason for me to be here.
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.
The Alliance is just...gone. It's hard to believe.
The merchants of Derdriu all have nerves of steel.
I'm sure they'll be up and running again in no time.
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.
The Alliance is a thing of the past now. Times are
changing fast these days. It's hard to keep up, even
I wonder if Abyss is on the verge of change too.
Change leads to uncertainty, and uncertainty leads
to...change? I dunno. I'm just a guard.
Got a wager for ya. My friend says there's twice as
many women in Abyss as men. You think he's right?
Good eye. You win. Here, have a little something.
No way. You got eyes? Take a look around.
That damn prince. Seems my role here is at an end.
No matter. Should another chance present itself,
I'll take a less subtle route...
Please, you can't tell anyone you saw me here.
I'm in hiding from the army.
I couldn't stand the war. The violence. I had to get
away... But now that I've deserted, I can't go home.
Justice, ambition—what does any of that matter if
you're dead? I just want to live. Is that so wrong?
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.