Edelgard

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Edelgard

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

Edelgard

If we hesitate, we risk losing the initiative.

Edelgard

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

Edelgard

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

Edelgard

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

Edelgard

Thank you.

Hubert

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Hubert

Claude von Riegan. What an interesting character.

Hubert

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

Hubert

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

Hubert

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

Hubert

I have to say, I am impressed beyond words.

Ferdinand

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Ferdinand

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

Ferdinand

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

Ferdinand

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

Ferdinand

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

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

Linhardt

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

Linhardt

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

Linhardt

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

Caspar

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Caspar

Did you meet my father in Derdriu?

Caspar

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

Caspar

Not really sure what all that means though...

Caspar

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

Caspar

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

Caspar

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

Bernadetta

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Bernadetta

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

Bernadetta

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

Bernadetta

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

Bernadetta

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

Dorothea

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Dorothea

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

Dorothea

They write operas about events like this, you know.

Dorothea

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

Dorothea

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

Dorothea

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

Dorothea

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

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

Petra

Brigid is not cold. We have no Cold Spirit.

Petra

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

Hmph. My father is holding Arianrhod secure.

Felix

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

Felix

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

Felix

Hah. You just worry about yourself.

Ashe

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Ashe

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

Ashe

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

Ashe

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

Sylvain

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Sylvain

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

Sylvain

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

Sylvain

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

Sylvain

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

Sylvain

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

Sylvain

I guess everybody feels that way though.

Mercedes

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Mercedes

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

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Mercedes

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

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Mercedes

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

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Mercedes

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

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Mercedes

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

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Mercedes

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

Annette

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Annette

We may be witnessing a key moment in history.

Annette

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

Annette

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

Annette

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

Annette

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

Ingrid

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Ingrid

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

Ingrid

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

Ingrid

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

Lorenz

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Lorenz

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

Lorenz

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

Lorenz

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

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Lorenz

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

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Lorenz

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

Lorenz

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

Lorenz

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

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Lorenz

I regret missing my only opportunity to tell him so.

Raphael

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Raphael

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

Raphael

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

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Raphael

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

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Raphael

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

Raphael

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

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Raphael

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

Raphael

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

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

Ignatz

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

Ignatz

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

Ignatz

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

Ignatz

So that posterity can remember our triumph.

Lysithea

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Lysithea

The battle ended without House Ordelia getting involved.

Lysithea

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

I have Claude to thank.

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Lysithea

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

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Lysithea

I have Claude to thank.

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Lysithea

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

Lysithea

So when you invited me, I accepted without hesitation.

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Lysithea

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

Marianne

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Marianne

I wonder...

Marianne

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

Marianne

You're probably right...

Marianne

I hope you're right...

Marianne

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

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Marianne

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

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Marianne

I wonder...

Marianne

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

Marianne

You're probably right...

Marianne

I hope you're right...

Marianne

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

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Marianne

That he may rest in peace.

Leonie

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Leonie

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

Leonie

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

Leonie

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

Leonie

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

Leonie

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

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Leonie

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

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Leonie

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

Leonie

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

Leonie

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

Leonie

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

Leonie

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

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Leonie

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

Hanneman

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Hanneman

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

Hanneman

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

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

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Hanneman

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

Hanneman

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

Hanneman

Agreed. The poor boy...

Hanneman

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

Hanneman

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

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

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Hanneman

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

Hanneman

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

Hanneman

Agreed. The poor boy...

Hanneman

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

Hanneman

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

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

Hanneman

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

Manuela

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Manuela

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

Manuela

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

Manuela

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

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Manuela

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

Manuela

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

Manuela

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

Manuela

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

Manuela

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

Alois

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Alois

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

Alois

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

Alois

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

Alois

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

Shamir

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Shamir

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

Shamir

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

Shamir

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

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Shamir

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

Shamir

Even the "Master Tactician."

Randolph

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Randolph

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

Randolph

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

Randolph

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

Randolph

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

Fleche

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Fleche

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

Fleche

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

Fleche

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

Ladislava

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Ladislava

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

Ladislava

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

Ladislava

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

Gatekeeper

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Gatekeeper

Greetings, Professor! Nothing to report!

Gatekeeper

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

Gatekeeper

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

Gatekeeper

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

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

Merchant

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

Merchant

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

Merchant

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

Soldier

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Soldier

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

Soldier

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

Soldier

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Soldier

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

Soldier

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

Soldier

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

Citizen

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Citizen

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

Citizen

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

Citizen

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

Citizen

She's even known as the Scarlet Warrior.

Soldier

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Soldier

King Dimitri of Faerghus possesses superhuman strength...

Soldier

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

Soldier

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Soldier

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

Soldier

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

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

Scholar

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

Scholar

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

Scholar

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

Scholar

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

Scholar

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

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

Citizen

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

Yuri

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Yuri

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

Yuri

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

Yuri

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

Balthus

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Balthus

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

Balthus

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

Balthus

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

Balthus

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

Balthus

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

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

Constance

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

Constance

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

Constance

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

Constance

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

Hapi

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Hapi

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

Hapi

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

Hapi

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

Jeritza

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Jeritza

Neither the emperor nor the Empire have my allegiance.

Jeritza

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

Anna

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Anna

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

Anna

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

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

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

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

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

Resident

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

Resident

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

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Resident

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

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Resident

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

Suspicious Man

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Suspicious Man

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

Suspicious Man

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

Resident

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Resident

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

Resident

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

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

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.