Edelgard

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Edelgard

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

Edelgard

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

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Edelgard

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

Edelgard

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

Edelgard

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

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Edelgard

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

Hubert

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Hubert

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

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Hubert

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

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Hubert

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

Hubert

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

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Hubert

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

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Hubert

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

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Hubert

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

Hubert

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

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Hubert

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

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Hubert

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

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Hubert

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

Hubert

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

Ferdinand

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Ferdinand

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

Ferdinand

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

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

Ferdinand

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

Ferdinand

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

Linhardt

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Linhardt

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

Linhardt

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

Linhardt

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

Caspar

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Caspar

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

Caspar

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

Caspar

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

Bernadetta

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Bernadetta

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

Bernadetta

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

Bernadetta

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

Bernadetta

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

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

Bernadetta

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

Bernadetta

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

Bernadetta

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

I heard that Randolph died in battle guarding Garreg Mach.

Dorothea

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

Dorothea

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

Dorothea

Together, eh?

Dorothea

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

Dorothea

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

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

Petra

Yes. Hunting is doing surprise attacks on prey.

Petra

Surprise attacks are safe with friends. Fewer injuries.

Petra

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

Felix

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Felix

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

Felix

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

Felix

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

Ashe

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Ashe

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

Ashe

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

Ashe

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

Sylvain

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Sylvain

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

Sylvain

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

Sylvain

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

Sylvain

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

Sylvain

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

Sylvain

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

Sylvain

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

Well... That was certainly frightening.

Mercedes

You're very perceptive, Professor.

Mercedes

Having to fight against the Church of Seiros was unnerving.

Mercedes

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

Mercedes

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

Annette

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Annette

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

Annette

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

Annette

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

Annette

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

Ingrid

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Ingrid

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

Ingrid

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

Ingrid

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

Ingrid

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

Lorenz

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Lorenz

It seems we will soon set foot in Fhirdiad.

Lorenz

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

Lorenz

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

Lorenz

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

Lorenz

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

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

Raphael

What's wrong? Was that too much?

Raphael

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

Ignatz

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Ignatz

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

Ignatz

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

Ignatz

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

Ignatz

Is it? I thought I sounded quite sincere.

Ignatz

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

Lysithea

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Lysithea

I've been informed of the surprise attack.

Lysithea

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

Lysithea

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

Lysithea

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

Lysithea

But now, all I want is to support Edelgard.

Marianne

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Marianne

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

Marianne

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

Marianne

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

Marianne

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

Leonie

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Leonie

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

Leonie

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

Leonie

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

Hanneman

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Hanneman

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

Hanneman

The study of Crests and sorcery should not be separate.

Hanneman

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

Hanneman

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

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

Manuela

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

Manuela

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

Manuela

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

Alois

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Alois

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

Alois

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

Alois

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

Alois

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

Alois

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

Alois

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

Shamir

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Shamir

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

Shamir

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

Shamir

I am. I never believed in Seiros.

Shamir

And my old colleagues are now just enemies.

Shamir

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

Fleche

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Fleche

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

Fleche

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

Fleche

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

Gatekeeper

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Gatekeeper

Greetings, Professor! Nothing to report!

Gatekeeper

Between Garreg Mach and Fhirdiad stretch the plains of Tailtean.

Gatekeeper

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

Gatekeeper

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

Gatekeeper

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

Soldier

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Soldier

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

Soldier

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

Merchant

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Merchant

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

Merchant

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

Merchant

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

Former Monk

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Former Monk

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

Former Monk

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

Former Monk

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

Former Monk

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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Soldier

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

Soldier

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

Soldier

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Soldier

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

Soldier

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

Soldier

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Soldier

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

Soldier

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

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

Scholar

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

Scholar

About 120 years ago, they had a massive insurrection.

Scholar

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

Scholar

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

Scholar

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

Citizen

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Citizen

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

Citizen

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

Yuri

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Yuri

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

Yuri

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

Yuri

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

Yuri

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

Yuri

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

Balthus

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Balthus

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

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

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

Balthus

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

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

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

Constance

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

Constance

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

Constance

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

Constance

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

Hapi

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Hapi

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

Hapi

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

Hapi

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

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

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

Jeritza

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

Anna

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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 & Imperial Soldier

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Abysskeeper

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

Abysskeeper

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

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

Abysskeeper

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

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

Rogue

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Rogue

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

Rogue

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

Rogue

Honestly, maybe we should think about it...

Rogue

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Rogue

What a pain. What an absolute pain...

Rogue

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

Rogue

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

What a pain. What an absolute pain...

Rogue

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

Rogue

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

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

Rogue

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

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.