Edelgard

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If the Alliance falls, then the Kingdom will... There's no time to waste.

Edelgard
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If we hesitate, we risk losing the initiative.

Edelgard
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I do think we should let the troops rest, though... We must maintain morale, Professor.

Edelgard
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And let's make sure this matter stays between us. If it gets out, I'll struggle to forgive even you.

Edelgard
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Hmm... It seems you don't comprehend the consequences of angering the emperor.

Edelgard
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Thank you.

Hubert

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Hubert
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Claude von Riegan. What an interesting character.

Hubert
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Underneath that compassionate exterior, he was always cold and calculating.

Hubert
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Ordinary fools run headlong into combat, without even considering the possibility of defeat.

Hubert
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But to consider one's chances, and to prepare for plans to go awry—that takes real intelligence.

Hubert
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I have to say, I am impressed beyond words.

Ferdinand

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Ferdinand
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The majority is with us. This conflict will end soon. I am so moved by the Alliance nobles' decision.

Ferdinand
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That is true nobility! Acting in accordance with the people's needs and wishes.

Ferdinand
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As war drags on, those living near the front lines inevitably get the worst of it.

Ferdinand
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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.

Linhardt

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Linhardt
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I've been exploring the Holy Mausoleum. It's quite interesting in there.

Linhardt
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There is a mechanism I believe would allow us passage into the Holy Tomb, but I'm unclear on how to activate it.

Linhardt
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My research hasn't turned up much. It may come down to asking the archbishop for details.

Linhardt
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Indeed. We'll see if it's worth the trouble.

Caspar

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Caspar
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Did you meet my father in Derdriu?

Caspar
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I guess he'll be responsible for controlling the Riegan territory and maintaining popular support.

Caspar
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Not really sure what all that means though...

Caspar
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You're probably right. I'll do my best!

Caspar
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Are you sure? I figured you'd say something about me having to study more.

Caspar
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Oh, I get it. This is a test! I'm definitely gonna have to brush up.

Bernadetta

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Bernadetta
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War isn't kind to you if you're a recluse.

Bernadetta
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By the time you realize what's going on, you're already under attack.

Bernadetta
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And if you're off by yourself, you can get killed with no one ever even finding out.

Bernadetta
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Got me out of my room at least! That's good, right?

Dorothea

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Dorothea
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The Leicester Alliance is no more. Three hundred years of history...gone and done.

Dorothea
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They write operas about events like this, you know.

Dorothea
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I'm sure you'll be played by the most handsome actor of the time. Hearts will pound as he takes the stage.

Dorothea
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A diva will play Edie! You'll fall madly in love, even if it isn't historically accurate.

Dorothea
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I'm sure they'll have a talented and beautiful songstress playing you.

Dorothea
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Probably for Edie as well. I wonder if there'll be romantic tension between your two characters, even if it's not historically accurate?

Petra

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Petra
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The Kingdom always is cold. I have hatred for the cold.

Petra
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Brigid is not cold. We have no Cold Spirit.

Petra
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Does the goddess of Fódlan give protection from the cold? I am wishing I knew how to ask her...

Felix

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Felix
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Hmph. My father is holding Arianrhod secure.

Felix
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Our next battle will be there, against him, or in Fhirdiad, which the king is protecting.

Felix
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Ha! Don't underestimate me. I've been preparing for this for a long time.

Felix
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Hah. You just worry about yourself.

Ashe

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Ashe
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Derdriu's fallen. The Alliance nobles have surrendered to the Empire.

Ashe
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We made it through with as few losses as possible. Not bad, all things considered...

Ashe
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But I doubt it'll be so easy to deal with Faerghus.

Sylvain

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Sylvain
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First Leicester and next Faerghus? Ah, that'll be really tough.

Sylvain
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Look, Professor... Fighting Faerghus? Isn't there some way we can come to an understanding?

Sylvain
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Yeah, but Edelgard and her idiot sidekick haven't shown much desire to compromise, have they?

Sylvain
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Harsh...but true. I don't see how we can avoid what's coming.

Sylvain
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Truthfully, I hate the idea of planning to kill people I used to be so close with.

Sylvain
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I guess everybody feels that way though.

Mercedes

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Mercedes
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Oh, Claude. I'm so relieved that he managed to make it out alive.

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Mercedes
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You'll be fighting the Kingdom next, right? Then the church?

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Mercedes
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Isn't there some way we can do this without fighting Dimitri and Lady Rhea? I suppose not...

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Mercedes
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Oh, Claude. It's too late now, but it's such a shame...

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Mercedes
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You'll be fighting the Kingdom next, right? Then the church?

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Mercedes
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I guess Edelgard won't hesitate to cut Dimitri and Lady Rhea down...

Annette

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Annette
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We may be witnessing a key moment in history.

Annette
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Hundreds of years from now, your name and Edelgard's will be written in the history books, Professor!

Annette
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What, how? I think it's just amazing!

Annette
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I wonder who will decide whether we did the right thing or not...

Annette
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Well, it won't be us, anyway. Probably the people of a future era.

Ingrid

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Ingrid
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While the battle with the Alliance is over, we still need to stay vigilant.

Ingrid
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Both the church and the Kingdom are not to be taken lightly. I have the feeling we'll draw their attention soon.

Ingrid
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Weapon prep and training are of the utmost importance now more than ever.

Lorenz

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Lorenz
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It seems all that praise of Claude's ingenuity was largely unfounded.

Lorenz
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A truly clever man would have realized defeat was inevitable and surrendered.

Lorenz
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Or, failing that, he could have rallied the Alliance nobles to secure a real fighting chance.

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Lorenz
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I regret not telling him so. But I suppose a man like him will not remain hidden for long.

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Lorenz
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It seems all that praise of Claude's ingenuity was largely unfounded.

Lorenz
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A truly clever man would have realized defeat was inevitable and surrendered.

Lorenz
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Or, failing that, he could have rallied the Alliance nobles to secure a real fighting chance.

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Lorenz
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I regret missing my only opportunity to tell him so.

Raphael

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Raphael
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I'm no noble, so it won't make much difference to me...

Raphael
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But it hasn't really hit me yet that the Alliance is finished.

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Raphael
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I wonder where Claude is now. What he's getting up to...

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Raphael
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I'm no noble, so it won't make much difference to me...

Raphael
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But it hasn't really hit me yet that the Alliance is finished.

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Raphael
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It hasn't even hit me that Claude is dead either.

Raphael
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I half think he might have faked it so he can jump out and surprise us. That's the kinda thing he'd do.

Ignatz

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Ignatz
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To think, I saw the end of the Leicester Alliance with my own eyes.

Ignatz
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I witnessed a turning point in the history of my homeland. I'm not sure how to express my feelings right now.

Ignatz
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No, I don't have a gift for words. But perhaps I'll tell my children someday, if I have any.

Ignatz
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That's right, I'll paint it! "The Fall of Derdriu."

Ignatz
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So that posterity can remember our triumph.

Lysithea

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Lysithea
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The battle ended without House Ordelia getting involved.

Lysithea
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Although...I've no desire to continue on with my family, so from here on out, it's up to Edelgard.

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Lysithea
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I have Claude to thank.

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Lysithea
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Ultimately, this ended without the Alliance being entirely consumed by this war. It's all thanks to Claude.

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Lysithea
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I have Claude to thank.

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Lysithea
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Before the battle, he considered my precarious position and told me it wouldn't matter if we fell to the Empire.

Lysithea
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So when you invited me, I accepted without hesitation.

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Lysithea
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Ultimately, this ended without the Alliance being entirely consumed by this war. It's all thanks to Claude.

Marianne

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Marianne
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I wonder...

Marianne
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Was there really no way to end it without fighting Claude?

Marianne
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You're probably right...

Marianne
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I hope you're right...

Marianne
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I suppose the only thing I can do for him now is pray...

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Marianne
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That he may live the rest of his life in happiness.

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Marianne
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I wonder...

Marianne
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Was there really no way to end it without fighting Claude?

Marianne
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You're probably right...

Marianne
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I hope you're right...

Marianne
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I suppose the only thing I can do for him now is pray...

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Marianne
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That he may rest in peace.

Leonie

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Leonie
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The worst part about going into battle is knowing you might have a friend fighting for the other side.

Leonie
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You were a mercenary, Professor. Were you always prepared for that?

Leonie
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Guess I need to learn. Won't make a very good mercenary otherwise, will I?

Leonie
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That's reassuring. I don't think I'll ever get used to it.

Leonie
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Fighting old friends—there's nothing worse. My hands shake just thinking about it.

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Leonie
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I'm glad Claude didn't die. Does that make me soft?

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Leonie
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The worst part about going into battle is knowing you might have a friend fighting for the other side.

Leonie
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You were a mercenary, Professor. Were you always prepared for that?

Leonie
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Guess I need to learn. Won't make a very good mercenary otherwise, will I?

Leonie
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That's reassuring. I don't think I'll ever get used to it.

Leonie
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Fighting old friends—there's nothing worse. My hands shake just thinking about it.

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Leonie
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I didn't want Claude to die. Does that make me soft?

Hanneman

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No... At the very least, I think not. There are other, lesser Crests to research.

Hanneman
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Yet I am a human first and a scholar second. For now, I grieve the fallen and pray for those still living.

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Hanneman
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Claude...lost in battle. My goodness. Do you suppose this means the end of House Riegan?

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Hanneman
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While the Crest of von Riegan is not terribly rare...

Hanneman
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The long lineage of the von Riegan family will be broken.

Hanneman
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Agreed. The poor boy...

Hanneman
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No... At the very least, I think not. There are other, lesser Crests to research.

Hanneman
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Yet I am a human first and a scholar second. For now, I grieve the fallen and pray for those still living.

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Hanneman
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It seems Claude has disappeared... Do you suppose this means the end of House Riegan?

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Hanneman
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While the Crest of von Riegan is not terribly rare...

Hanneman
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The long lineage of the von Riegan family will be broken.

Hanneman
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Agreed. The poor boy...

Hanneman
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No... At the very least, I think not. There are other, lesser Crests to research.

Hanneman
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Yet I am a human first and a scholar second. For now, I grieve the fallen and pray for those still living.

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Hanneman
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While the Crest of von Riegan is not terribly rare...

Hanneman
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The long lineage of the von Riegan family will be broken.

Manuela

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Manuela
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You know as well as I do, the day's coming that we'll have to fight the archbishop and her knights.

Manuela
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We've got some strong fighters here, sure. But even with all our training, I don't know if we can win.

Manuela
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I just don't see how any of us can compete with the archbishop, say, turning into a monster.

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Manuela
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You know as well as I do, the day's coming that we'll have to fight the archbishop and her knights.

Manuela
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We've got some strong fighters here, sure. But even with all our training, I don't know if we can win.

Manuela
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I just don't see how any of us can compete with the archbishop, say, turning into a monster.

Manuela
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Yeah? What if that fight's to the death—yours and mine in particular?

Manuela
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That's exactly what I was just saying. I've always appreciated how you listen to me.

Alois

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Alois
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I've lived at Garreg Mach Monastery for a few decades now.

Alois
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Still, the other day I got myself all turned around! There are so many secret rooms and hidden passages.

Alois
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Maybe I'll take the time to properly search the place.

Alois
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Care to join me? I expect it'd take a whole day.

Shamir

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Shamir
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You're too soft. I'm talking about Claude.

Shamir
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Our emperor mercilessly cuts down all those who stand in her way...

Shamir
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But perhaps she is more tolerant of those who know their place.

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Shamir
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Our emperor mercilessly cuts down all those who stand in her way...

Shamir
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Even the "Master Tactician."

Randolph

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Randolph
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Finally, the Kingdom... After that, we'll battle the church.

Randolph
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I volunteered for monastery guard duty. It was more for my family than anything.

Randolph
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But now, from the bottom of my heart, I want to see Her Majesty ruling this land.

Randolph
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Even if it costs me my life, I will protect Garreg Mach!

Fleche

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Fleche
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I just wanted to help out my brother, Randolph, so I aspired to be a soldier.

Fleche
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My brother puts his life on the line to fight, so I'll put everything I have into it too.

Fleche
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Eventually the enemy will attack, and when they do, we'll defend this place to the bitter end!

Ladislava

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Ladislava
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Your next opponents will be the Kingdom's army and the Knights of Seiros. Both fearsome foes.

Ladislava
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Put the mobility of my troops to good use, and let us protect the Kingdom's western battle front.

Ladislava
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When this month has ended, I'll depart. I pray that you have good luck in battle.

Gatekeeper

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Gatekeeper
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Greetings, Professor! Nothing to report!

Gatekeeper
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You may already know this, but the Kingdom and the Alliance were once a single entity.

Gatekeeper
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The leaders of the Alliance, House Riegan, are actually a branch of the Blaiddyd royal family.

Gatekeeper
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In a way, it's just a battle of the part of the Blaiddyd family tree that rose in rebellion against the Empire...

Merchant

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Merchant
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Doesn't seem to be much unrest in the former Alliance territories, perhaps thanks to Count Bergliez' strength.

Merchant
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That said, General Randolph is the head of one of the branches of House Bergliez.

Merchant
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It was once difficult for someone from a branch family to get ahead in life. But under Her Majesty...

Merchant
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Anyone who accomplishes great deeds during the war will see more success than they could have ever imagined!

Soldier

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Soldier
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The main body of the Imperial army is moving to the western region of the former Alliance territory to attack the Kingdom.

Soldier
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The time when victory or defeat will be decided between us and the Kingdom is close at hand.

Soldier

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Soldier
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It goes without saying but Garreg Mach is the most important sacred place to the Church of Seiros.

Soldier
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The Knights of Seiros will try to get this place back by any means necessary.

Soldier
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I don't think they're going to stay in the Kingdom capital forever. We should stay vigilant.

Citizen

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General Ladislava is really popular among the citizens of the Empire.

Citizen
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If I remember correctly, the emperor herself has recognized her genius and made her a general.

Citizen
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Despite her considerable talent, she never puts on airs. And she's beautiful too.

Citizen
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She's even known as the Scarlet Warrior.

Soldier

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King Dimitri of Faerghus possesses superhuman strength...

Soldier
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I heard he can lift a horse with a single hand! I wonder if it's true...

Soldier

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Soldier
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They call Lord Rodrigue, who's defending Arianrhod, the Shield of Faerghus.

Soldier
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He used to be on friendly terms with Dimitri's father, the former king. There's no chance that he'll surrender to us.

Scholar

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Scholar
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You must know this already... The former Faerghus territory used to belong to the Empire.

Scholar
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The Battle of Tailtean, where Nemesis was defeated, put Faerghus under the Empire's control.

Scholar
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Centuries later, a revolution sprung up in Faerghus, and through the mediation of the church, the Kingdom gained independence.

Scholar
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The ringleader of the revolt became the first king, Loog von Blaiddyd.

Scholar
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The Blaiddyds, the royal family of Faerghus, are directly descended from Loog, who was also known as the King of Lions.

Scholar
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If you look at it from the point of view of the Empire, the Kingdom is just a bunch of traitors.

Citizen

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Citizen
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Randolph has a big appetite. It does a heart good to see him. And he's handsome too.

Citizen
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Compared to him, Hubert is... Heh, forget I said anything.

Yuri

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Yuri
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I'm impressed by how quickly toppling Derdriu brought the Alliance into the fold.

Yuri
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Ideally we'd crush the Kingdom with ease...but something tells me it'll be...complicated.

Yuri
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You'd better sharpen your focus to a fine point. Though I'm sure you already know that.

Balthus

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Balthus
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The Alliance may be finished, but House Albrecht managed to come out unscathed.

Balthus
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It's all thanks to my little bro. He's a great guy. I'm sure he'll do well under the Empire.

Balthus
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No kidding. I may have cut ties with them, but I was still curious to know how they were managing.

Balthus
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Not a chance. I don't have time for drama like that.

Balthus
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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.

Constance

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Constance
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The swiftness of the Alliance's withdrawal on seeing that they had no hope of victory was unsurprising.

Constance
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Given their complete lack of solidarity, there could really have been no other outcome.

Constance
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No. But a noble's duty is to protect the commonfolk of their territory. I judge the Alliance by that metric.

Constance
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Yes, he built his scheme with their self-interest as its cornerstone. Very cunning of him.

Constance
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What's important is that one of the forces arrayed against us has fallen. Our victory draws nearer!

Hapi

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Hapi
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We're fighting people we used to know from the Officers Academy.

Hapi
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Guess that's the kind of thing that happens in war, but...still. It's pretty twisted.

Hapi
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It makes me feel so... Oof. Maybe I'll just try not to think about it.

Jeritza

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Jeritza
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Neither the emperor nor the Empire have my allegiance.

Jeritza
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It is all simply part of the agreement. There is no other reason for me to be here.

Anna

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Anna
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The Alliance is just...gone. It's hard to believe.

Anna
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The merchants of Derdriu all have nerves of steel. I'm sure they'll be up and running again in no time.

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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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The Alliance is a thing of the past now. Times are changing fast these days. It's hard to keep up, even for me!

Abysskeeper
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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.

Resident

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Resident
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Got a wager for ya. My friend says there's twice as many women in Abyss as men. You think he's right?

Resident
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Good eye. You win. Here, have a little something.

Resident
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No way. You got eyes? Take a look around.

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Resident
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Good eye. You win. Here, have a little something.

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Resident
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No way. You got eyes? Take a look around.

Suspicious Man

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Suspicious Man
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...

Suspicious Man
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That damn prince. Seems my role here is at an end.

Suspicious Man
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No matter. Should another chance present itself, I'll take a less subtle route...

Resident

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Resident
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Please, you can't tell anyone you saw me here. I'm in hiding from the army.

Resident
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I couldn't stand the war. The violence. I had to get away... But now that I've deserted, I can't go home.

Resident
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Justice, ambition—what does any of that matter if you're dead? I just want to live. Is that so wrong?

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.