Edelgard

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Edelgard
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Ugh, I thought I told you to forget about that.

Edelgard
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There's something I don't want you to see.

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Edelgard
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So...you know about it. Yes, it's a portrait. Of you. I painted it myself.

Edelgard
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It's, uh...quite disgraceful. I did a terrible job with it, and it looks nothing like you.

Edelgard
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I'm happy that you appreciate my efforts, but...please don't touch that door.

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Edelgard
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I'm happy that you appreciate my efforts, but...please don't touch that door.

Hubert

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Hubert
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This was a trying month, but we did manage to hold Garreg Mach—if only just.

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Hubert
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Honestly, I did not expect such strident supporters of the archbishop as Seteth and Flayn to flee.

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Hubert
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But with this victory, we have all but cornered the Church of Seiros and its knights.

Hubert
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The goddess above shall give away to the darkness that has long dwelled below...

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Hubert
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This was a trying month, but we did manage to hold Garreg Mach—if only just.

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Hubert
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The power of Seteth and Flayn was certainly a sight to behold. The archbishop's supporters were strong.

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Hubert
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But with this victory, we have all but cornered the Church of Seiros and its knights.

Hubert
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The goddess above shall give away to the darkness that has long dwelled below...

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Hubert
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This was a trying month, but we did manage to hold Garreg Mach—if only just.

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Hubert
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The power of Seteth and Flayn was certainly a sight to behold. The archbishop's supporters were strong.

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Hubert
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But with this victory, we have all but cornered the Church of Seiros and its knights.

Hubert
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The goddess above shall give away to the darkness that has long dwelled below...

Ferdinand

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Ferdinand
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Dimitri, the King of Faerghus. He despises Edelgard and everything she stands for.

Ferdinand
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I am of the opinion that a man seized by such strong feelings is not fit to be king. It is a sad situation, really.

Ferdinand
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If he cannot suppress his emotions to make reasoned decisions, he should abdicate.

Ferdinand
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No, they cannot. Kingly judgment has to be wholly separate from the emotions of the individual.

Ferdinand
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At any rate, I find it hard to imagine that Dimitri could defeat Edelgard.

Linhardt

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Linhardt
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There are stories of Heroes' Relics a thousand years ago of which we have no real evidence today.

Linhardt
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So many, in fact, that I'm led to wonder if those Relics are nothing more than legends...

Linhardt
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Especially since we know of Relics like those passed down in the families of the 10 Fódlan Elites.

Caspar

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Caspar
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All right! Off to the Kingdom's capital we go!

Caspar
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What's the matter? Should I not be excited?

Caspar
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I can't help it. Everyone's gotta have something to look forward to!

Bernadetta

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Bernadetta
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I've got a dream, you know. I don't know if it'll come true, but it's nice to hope.

Bernadetta
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Remember when I went to Brigid, with Petra? I drew a picture of some of the flowers I saw there.

Bernadetta
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Next time, I wanna go even farther. Maybe Dagda. Maybe even past that.

Bernadetta
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I wanna fill a whole book with drawings of the biggest plants I see! And the carnivorous ones especially! Oh, I hope I get the chance...

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Bernadetta
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I've got a dream, you know. Not that I think it'll actually come true, but it's nice to hope.

Bernadetta
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I'd like to get out of Fódlan and travel across the sea. Maybe to Dagda. Maybe even past that.

Bernadetta
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I want to see all the wild jungles out there, the huge flowers, and—oh—the carnivorous plants!

Bernadetta
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I know it's not realistic, and I know it's probably impossible, but that's what I'd like.

Dorothea

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Dorothea
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I heard that Randolph died in battle guarding Garreg Mach.

Dorothea
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We knew each other for, wow, more than five years... My chest feels tight.

Dorothea
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Think about it. There's no end in sight to the fighting. I might be next. Any of us could be.

Dorothea
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Together, eh?

Dorothea
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That sounds like one of Sylvain's old pick-up lines! But yes, let's get through this war. Together.

Dorothea
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When the days are filled with fighting, or preparing to fight, it really does feel like this could last forever.

Petra

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Petra
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I have excitement in my heart for secret tactics! I enjoy attacks that are surprising.

Petra
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Yes. Hunting is doing surprise attacks on prey.

Petra
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Surprise attacks are safe with friends. Fewer injuries.

Petra
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That is a wonderful thing. I have no liking for the thought of losing anyone.

Felix

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Felix
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Since I allied with you and the emperor, my resolve has never wavered.

Felix
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I abandoned my country. I am prepared to kill my father, and kill a man I once called my friend.

Felix
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Resolute as I am, my sword feels...heavy.

Ashe

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Ashe
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In Faerghus, there's an amazing knight of House Rowe they call the Gray Lion.

Ashe
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I heard about him from Lonato, who was an acquaintance of his.

Ashe
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Apparently he's getting old, but with each year that passes, he only hones his skills even more.

Sylvain

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Some people are so in awe of King Dimitri, they call him the Tempest King.

Sylvain
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After he wins, there won't be anything left. He'll be a storm, leaving nothing behind.

Sylvain
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He hates the Empire so much he's willing to do anything to bring it down.

Sylvain
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Yeah, because of the role the Empire played in the Tragedy of Duscur.

Sylvain
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You know, even back at the Officers Academy, he never had much to do with anyone from the Empire.

Sylvain
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No. Then again, maybe we just didn't actually know him at all.

Sylvain
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We'll be fighting Dimitri and his troops soon. We all oughta train a little harder if we want to stay alive.

Mercedes

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Mercedes
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Well... That was certainly frightening.

Mercedes
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You're very perceptive, Professor.

Mercedes
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Having to fight against the Church of Seiros was unnerving.

Mercedes
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To push back against something I've hinged so much of my life upon... I was terrified.

Mercedes
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But now we must fight Lady Rhea, and I won't back down!

Annette

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Annette
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I used to live in the Kingdom capital with my parents.

Annette
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I know we've got no choice but to fight the Kingdom, but I really don't want Fhirdiad to become a battlefield...

Annette
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Lots of my old friends still live in the city, and many people there were kind to me.

Annette
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If fighting breaks out there, all of those people might get caught up in it...

Ingrid

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Ingrid
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I never thought this day would come—that I'd fight my homeland.

Ingrid
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My betrothed was a knight who served the king. He died bravely to protect the future of our country.

Ingrid
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Now I'm betraying the place he fought to protect. I'm betraying him. But I must do this.

Ingrid
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Professor. I believe in the path you have chosen for us.

Lorenz

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Lorenz
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It seems we will soon set foot in Fhirdiad.

Lorenz
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I used to live there, you know. Though that was before my time in the Officers Academy.

Lorenz
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No, of course not. There is a school of magic there, which I was enrolled in for a time.

Lorenz
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That's right. I was enrolled at the school of magic there for a time.

Lorenz
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Trouble within the Kingdom forced me to return to Alliance lands. There was much I had yet to learn.

Raphael

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Raphael
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Hyah! Next up is the Kingdom's capital! We're coming for you!

Raphael
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What's wrong? Was that too much?

Raphael
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Maybe it was too dramatic...or I didn't yell it loud enough!

Ignatz

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Ignatz
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Soon we'll assault Fhirdiad, the Kingdom's capital! This'll be one for the history books.

Ignatz
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Our enemy won't hold anything back. I'm quivering with excitement at the very thought of it!

Ignatz
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Heh, I appreciate the compliment! I worried I was laying it on too thick...

Ignatz
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Is it? I thought I sounded quite sincere.

Ignatz
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In any case, let's do our best! We're coming for you, Fhirdiad! And so on, heh.

Lysithea

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I've been informed of the surprise attack.

Lysithea
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That information could be devastating, were the enemy to find out. It moves me to know I've been trusted with it.

Lysithea
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Edelgard and those within the army... They really do trust me.

Lysithea
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Initially, I had my own motives for joining the Black Eagle Strike Force.

Lysithea
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But now, all I want is to support Edelgard.

Marianne

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Even though we're denying the doctrine and fighting the knights, I keep praying to the goddess...

Marianne
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When I think about those who have fallen in battle... I...I have no choice but to pray.

Marianne
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The goddess of the church may be a fallacy, but I'm sure she still exists in some form.

Marianne
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I'm weak. I would be nothing without her.

Leonie

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Leonie
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Don't you think this plan to use the entire army for a surprise attack is a bit—I don't know—cowardly?

Leonie
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Sorry, the word just kind of slipped out. Maybe don't tell Edelgard or Hubert I said that.

Leonie
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No matter the target or strategy, I'll do my job.

Hanneman

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Hanneman
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There's a school of sorcery in Fhirdiad, which is staffed by the top minds of magical research.

Hanneman
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The study of Crests and sorcery should not be separate.

Hanneman
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I've often thought I should pay them a visit someday.

Hanneman
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I never imagined I might end up invading the place with an army though. Not how I imagined it at all.

Manuela

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Manuela
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How have we come to this? Fighting the archbishop and her knights...

Manuela
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I'd never imagined... I hate this. So much.

Manuela
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Professor, I tried. I gave treatment to everyone I could, but...but lives were still lost.

Manuela
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The infirmary is as much a morgue right now as it is a place of care and healing...

Alois

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Alois
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It's hard to feel cheery when you've just gone to battle against old friends.

Alois
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Mraaaugh! No! I will not let myself be gloomy!

Alois
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You're trying to take care of me, but it's supposed to be the other way around! Forgive me, Jeralt!

Alois
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Fishing, huh? That may brighten my mood a bit, now that you mention it.

Alois
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I'm sure it must be even harder for you, to fight against your students.

Alois
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When times are tough, just remember, you can always rely on your pal Alois!

Shamir

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Shamir
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Last month's fight with the Knights of Seiros was a disaster.

Shamir
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Are you asking if I'm OK with killing my former colleagues?

Shamir
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I am. I never believed in Seiros.

Shamir
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And my old colleagues are now just enemies.

Shamir
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Sometimes it's easier to get by without any personal attachment or religious beliefs.

Fleche

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My brother fought proudly to the end and died an honorable death.

Fleche
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He said something to me before the battle. That he was entrusting his dream to me...

Fleche
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I'm gonna see this battle through to the end. I'm gonna fight for my brother!

Gatekeeper

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Gatekeeper
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Greetings, Professor! Nothing to report!

Gatekeeper
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Between Garreg Mach and Fhirdiad stretch the plains of Tailtean.

Gatekeeper
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That's the site of the ancient battle where Nemesis, the King of Liberation, fought the prophet Seiros.

Gatekeeper
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If our forces end up fighting our enemies there...

Gatekeeper
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It'll be a clash passed down through the ages!

Soldier

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Soldier
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Next we'll be headed to the Kingdom capital of Fhirdiad to begin the invasion, right?

Soldier
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I wonder if we can defeat the Tempest King... We have to!

Merchant

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Merchant
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Driving back the Knights of Seiros is a big deal for the Imperial army.

Merchant
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Defeating the Alliance was hugely exciting, but this victory will probably just add to your reputation.

Merchant
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Now if you could only sway the loyalties of the Kingdom's lords... Is it even possible?

Former Monk

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I dedicated my life to serving the church. However...

Former Monk
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Now, all that comes from the church is talk of spilling blood.

Former Monk
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Now that we've even lost Seteth, the possibility of the church returning to its former power is slim.

Former Monk
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Today I came to beg the goddess to grant me leave to quit my position. From tomorrow, I live by my own values.

Soldier

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Destroying Seteth is a big achievement, but as long as the archbishop remains in good health, we must remain vigilant.

Soldier
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One day they'll probably try to surprise attack us again. We have to attack them first!

Soldier

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The old general who serves the Rowe family in Arianrhod is known for being a curmudgeon.

Soldier
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Even if we invited him to join our side, he probably just wouldn't respond.

Soldier

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Soldier
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That was an unexpectedly fierce battle. The Knights of Seiros were tough opponents.

Soldier
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If the archbishop had been there, we would have been in trouble. If it hadn't been for the efforts of the main force... Who even knows.

Scholar

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Scholar
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You must know about the Western Church in the Kingdom, and the Eastern Church in the Alliance.

Scholar
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But you probably don't know about the Southern Church. It used to exist a long time ago, in Enbarr.

Scholar
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About 120 years ago, they had a massive insurrection.

Scholar
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The bishop of the Southern Church who participated was exiled by the furious emperor.

Scholar
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After that, the Empire reconciled with the Central Church, but relations continued to be strained.

Scholar
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That history has probably laid the groundwork for the current antagonism among the Empire's citizens.

Citizen

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Randolph has fallen. He was a good person... It's a shame.

Citizen
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When someone close to you dies, you really feel the horrors of war. Please watch out for yourself.

Yuri

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Yuri
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The church smiles warmly on all who pay reverence, but defy them, and... Well, that's another story.

Yuri
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The way the Knights of Seiros fight is cold-blooded and ruthless. Coming from me, you get the implications.

Yuri
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Yeah, somehow. There are no good ways out of here, so we're lucky they never came through.

Yuri
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Yeah... Although it was a draw, I'm relieved it ended without the monastery being captured.

Yuri
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So, Arianrhod next, huh? I've got some fond memories of that place.

Balthus

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Balthus
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So about this surprise attack. It's all over if the details leak, yeah? I know my shoulders are broad, but you sure you wanna lay a secret like that on 'em?

Balthus
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I'm no war hero. In fact, I'm a wanted man. If I were you, I wouldn't trust me with something that important...

Balthus
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Wait a minute. By "she," do you mean Edelgard? Ha! I didn't know she had eyes for me.

Balthus
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Huh. I just got a sudden chill, like someone's got it out for me. It's not you, is it? Nah... You wouldn't. Your shoes are too goody.

Balthus
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Hard to say, but the bounty hunters have been off my back lately. Maybe my debts are finally forgotten...

Constance

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Constance
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Fhirdiad at last... The very city where I struggled through school and mastered the art of spellcraft!

Constance
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So many memories are bound up there, and now it is to become a battlefield... I am a bit overwhelmed.

Constance
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Yes, but don't you know there are spies everywhere? Learn to take your cue!

Constance
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Aha, I...I am quite the thespian, it's true. You, on the other hand, need to learn your cue.

Constance
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To fool the enemy, one must first deceive one's allies. The walls have ears, you know.

Hapi

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Hapi
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The Bert said that we'll be facing someone I know in our next battle.

Hapi
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The lady who captured me after I ran away from my village. I wonder if she remembers me...

Hapi
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Honestly, I don't wanna go anywhere near her. But if I have to, it won't be much different than any other fight.

Hapi
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That's how it goes, right? If we wanna end this war, we have to keep charging forward, no matter who's on the other side.

Jeritza

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Jeritza
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The Knights of Seiros... They certainly know how to inflict pain. However.

Jeritza
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The demon within me will be satiated only by fighting you.

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 & Imperial Soldier

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

Abysskeeper
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As you know, I'm the anointed alpha of Abyss. But this lady's been standing watch for a while. She can probably hear us talking even now...

Imperial Soldier
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Yes, I can. I'm here by order of Lord Hubert. That is all I'm at liberty to reveal at present.

Abysskeeper
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Wow. Impressive. You've really got a knack for this, lady. Ever think of making this a full-time gig? I could use the company... I mean, the backup.

Imperial Soldier
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My mission concludes at the end of the month. Deepest apologies.

Rogue

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Rogue
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My friend and I were messing around the other day, and an Imperial general stopped to talk to us.

Rogue
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"If you've got that much energy," he said, "you should fight for the Imperial army!"

Rogue
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Honestly, maybe we should think about it...

Rogue

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Rogue
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What a pain. What an absolute pain...

Rogue
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Concerned, are you? That's nice. A little too nice.

Rogue
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Here's a word of warning—if anyone here asks you for a favor, it's probably just a scam.

Rogue
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Rogue
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What a pain. What an absolute pain...

Rogue
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Concerned, are you? That's nice. A little too nice.

Rogue
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Here's a word of warning—if anyone here asks you for a favor, it's probably just a scam.

Rogue
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Rogue
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Concerned, are you? That's nice. A little too nice.

Rogue
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Here's a word of warning—if anyone here asks you for a favor, it's probably just a scam.

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.