Ugh, I thought I told you to forget about that.
There's something I don't want you to see.
So...you know about it. Yes, it's a portrait. Of you.
I painted it myself.
It's, uh...quite disgraceful. I did a terrible job with it,
and it looks nothing like you.
I'm happy that you appreciate my efforts, but...please
don't touch that door.
This was a trying month, but we did manage to
hold Garreg Mach—if only just.
Honestly, I did not expect such strident supporters
of the archbishop as Seteth and Flayn to flee.
But with this victory, we have all but cornered the
Church of Seiros and its knights.
The goddess above shall give away to the darkness
that has long dwelled below...
The power of Seteth and Flayn was certainly a sight
to behold. The archbishop's supporters were strong.
Dimitri, the King of Faerghus. He despises Edelgard
and everything she stands for.
I am of the opinion that a man seized by such
strong feelings is not fit to be king. It is a sad
If he cannot suppress his emotions to make reasoned
decisions, he should abdicate.
No, they cannot. Kingly judgment has to be wholly
separate from the emotions of the individual.
At any rate, I find it hard to imagine that Dimitri
could defeat Edelgard.
There are stories of Heroes' Relics a thousand years
ago of which we have no real evidence today.
So many, in fact, that I'm led to wonder if those
Relics are nothing more than legends...
Especially since we know of Relics like those passed
down in the families of the 10 Fódlan Elites.
All right! Off to the Kingdom's capital we go!
What's the matter? Should I not be excited?
I can't help it. Everyone's gotta have something to
look forward to!
I've got a dream, you know. I don't know if it'll come
true, but it's nice to hope.
Remember when I went to Brigid, with Petra? I drew
a picture of some of the flowers I saw there.
Next time, I wanna go even farther. Maybe Dagda.
Maybe even past that.
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...
I've got a dream, you know. Not that I think it'll
actually come true, but it's nice to hope.
I'd like to get out of Fódlan and travel across the
sea. Maybe to Dagda. Maybe even past that.
I want to see all the wild jungles out there, the huge
flowers, and—oh—the carnivorous plants!
I know it's not realistic, and I know it's probably
impossible, but that's what I'd like.
I heard that Randolph died in battle guarding
We knew each other for, wow, more than five years...
My chest feels tight.
Think about it. There's no end in sight to the
fighting. I might be next. Any of us could be.
That sounds like one of Sylvain's old pick-up lines!
But yes, let's get through this war. Together.
When the days are filled with fighting, or preparing
to fight, it really does feel like this could last forever.
I have excitement in my heart for secret tactics!
I enjoy attacks that are surprising.
Yes. Hunting is doing surprise attacks on prey.
Surprise attacks are safe with friends. Fewer injuries.
That is a wonderful thing. I have no liking for the
thought of losing anyone.
Since I allied with you and the emperor, my resolve
has never wavered.
I abandoned my country. I am prepared to kill my
father, and kill a man I once called my friend.
Resolute as I am, my sword feels...heavy.
In Faerghus, there's an amazing knight of House
Rowe they call the Gray Lion.
I heard about him from Lonato, who was
an acquaintance of his.
Apparently he's getting old, but with each year that
passes, he only hones his skills even more.
Some people are so in awe of King Dimitri, they call
him the Tempest King.
After he wins, there won't be anything left. He'll be a
storm, leaving nothing behind.
He hates the Empire so much he's willing to do
anything to bring it down.
Yeah, because of the role the Empire played in the
Tragedy of Duscur.
You know, even back at the Officers Academy, he
never had much to do with anyone from the Empire.
No. Then again, maybe we just didn't actually know
him at all.
We'll be fighting Dimitri and his troops soon. We all
oughta train a little harder if we want to stay alive.
Well... That was certainly frightening.
You're very perceptive, Professor.
Having to fight against the Church of Seiros
To push back against something I've hinged so much
of my life upon... I was terrified.
But now we must fight Lady Rhea, and I won't
I used to live in the Kingdom capital with
I know we've got no choice but to fight the
Kingdom, but I really don't want Fhirdiad to
become a battlefield...
Lots of my old friends still live in the city, and many
people there were kind to me.
If fighting breaks out there, all of those people might
get caught up in it...
I never thought this day would come—that I'd fight
My betrothed was a knight who served the king.
He died bravely to protect the future of our country.
Now I'm betraying the place he fought to protect.
I'm betraying him. But I must do this.
Professor. I believe in the path you have chosen
It seems we will soon set foot in Fhirdiad.
I used to live there, you know. Though that was
before my time in the Officers Academy.
No, of course not. There is a school of magic there,
which I was enrolled in for a time.
That's right. I was enrolled at the school of magic
there for a time.
Trouble within the Kingdom forced me to return to
Alliance lands. There was much I had yet to learn.
Hyah! Next up is the Kingdom's capital! We're
coming for you!
What's wrong? Was that too much?
Maybe it was too dramatic...or I didn't yell it
Soon we'll assault Fhirdiad, the Kingdom's capital!
This'll be one for the history books.
Our enemy won't hold anything back. I'm quivering
with excitement at the very thought of it!
Heh, I appreciate the compliment! I worried I was
laying it on too thick...
Is it? I thought I sounded quite sincere.
In any case, let's do our best! We're coming for you,
Fhirdiad! And so on, heh.
I've been informed of the surprise attack.
That information could be devastating, were the
enemy to find out. It moves me to know I've been
trusted with it.
Edelgard and those within the army... They really
do trust me.
Initially, I had my own motives for joining the
Black Eagle Strike Force.
But now, all I want is to support Edelgard.
Even though we're denying the doctrine and fighting
the knights, I keep praying to the goddess...
When I think about those who have fallen in battle...
I...I have no choice but to pray.
The goddess of the church may be a fallacy, but I'm
sure she still exists in some form.
I'm weak. I would be nothing without her.
Don't you think this plan to use the entire army for a
surprise attack is a bit—I don't know—cowardly?
Sorry, the word just kind of slipped out. Maybe don't
tell Edelgard or Hubert I said that.
No matter the target or strategy, I'll do my job.
There's a school of sorcery in Fhirdiad, which is
staffed by the top minds of magical research.
The study of Crests and sorcery should not
I've often thought I should pay them a visit someday.
I never imagined I might end up invading the place
with an army though. Not how I imagined it at all.
How have we come to this? Fighting the archbishop
and her knights...
I'd never imagined... I hate this. So much.
Professor, I tried. I gave treatment to everyone I
could, but...but lives were still lost.
The infirmary is as much a morgue right now as it is
a place of care and healing...
It's hard to feel cheery when you've just gone to
battle against old friends.
Mraaaugh! No! I will not let myself be gloomy!
You're trying to take care of me, but it's supposed to
be the other way around! Forgive me, Jeralt!
Fishing, huh? That may brighten my mood a bit,
now that you mention it.
I'm sure it must be even harder for you, to fight
against your students.
When times are tough, just remember, you can
always rely on your pal Alois!
Last month's fight with the Knights of Seiros was
Are you asking if I'm OK with killing my
I am. I never believed in Seiros.
And my old colleagues are now just enemies.
Sometimes it's easier to get by without any personal
attachment or religious beliefs.
My brother fought proudly to the end and
died an honorable death.
He said something to me before the battle.
That he was entrusting his dream to me...
I'm gonna see this battle through to the end.
I'm gonna fight for my brother!
Greetings, Professor! Nothing to report!
Between Garreg Mach and Fhirdiad stretch the
plains of Tailtean.
That's the site of the ancient battle where Nemesis,
the King of Liberation, fought the prophet Seiros.
If our forces end up fighting our enemies there...
It'll be a clash passed down through the ages!
Things we can't obtain here are likely obtainable by
way of the underground.
Are you unfamiliar with Garreg Mach's
underground? The place is an absolute paradise
for those who can't stay above ground.
Those Abyssian idiots. All they ever do is
We'd best purge the entire underbelly of
Next we'll be headed to the Kingdom capital of
Fhirdiad to begin the invasion, right?
I wonder if we can defeat the Tempest King...
We have to!
Driving back the Knights of Seiros is a big deal for
the Imperial army.
Defeating the Alliance was hugely exciting, but this
victory will probably just add to your reputation.
Now if you could only sway the loyalties of the
Kingdom's lords... Is it even possible?
I dedicated my life to serving the church.
Now, all that comes from the church is talk of
Now that we've even lost Seteth, the possibility of
the church returning to its former power is slim.
Today I came to beg the goddess to grant me leave
to quit my position. From tomorrow, I live by my
Destroying Seteth is a big achievement, but as long
as the archbishop remains in good health, we must
One day they'll probably try to surprise attack us
again. We have to attack them first!
The old general who serves the Rowe family in
Arianrhod is known for being a curmudgeon.
Even if we invited him to join our side, he probably
just wouldn't respond.
That was an unexpectedly fierce battle. The Knights
of Seiros were tough opponents.
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.
You must know about the Western Church in the
Kingdom, and the Eastern Church in the Alliance.
But you probably don't know about the Southern
Church. It used to exist a long time ago, in Enbarr.
About 120 years ago, they had a massive
The bishop of the Southern Church who participated
was exiled by the furious emperor.
After that, the Empire reconciled with the Central
Church, but relations continued to be strained.
That history has probably laid the groundwork for
the current antagonism among the Empire's citizens.
Randolph has fallen. He was a good person...
It's a shame.
When someone close to you dies, you really feel
the horrors of war. Please watch out for yourself.
The church smiles warmly on all who pay reverence,
but defy them, and... Well, that's another story.
The way the Knights of Seiros fight is cold-blooded
and ruthless. Coming from me, you get the
Yeah, somehow. There are no good ways out of here,
so we're lucky they never came through.
Yeah... Although it was a draw, I'm relieved it ended
without the monastery being captured.
So, Arianrhod next, huh? I've got some fond
memories of that place.
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?
I'm no war hero. In fact, I'm a wanted man. If I were
you, I wouldn't trust me with something that
Wait a minute. By "she," do you mean Edelgard?
Ha! I didn't know she had eyes for me.
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.
Hard to say, but the bounty hunters have been off my
back lately. Maybe my debts are finally forgotten...
Fhirdiad at last... The very city where I struggled
through school and mastered the art of spellcraft!
So many memories are bound up there, and now it is
to become a battlefield... I am a bit overwhelmed.
Yes, but don't you know there are spies everywhere?
Learn to take your cue!
Aha, I...I am quite the thespian, it's true. You, on
the other hand, need to learn your cue.
To fool the enemy, one must first deceive one's
allies. The walls have ears, you know.
The Bert said that we'll be facing someone I know in
our next battle.
The lady who captured me after I ran away from my
village. I wonder if she remembers me...
Honestly, I don't wanna go anywhere near her.
But if I have to, it won't be much different than
any other fight.
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.
The Knights of Seiros... They certainly know how to
inflict pain. However.
The demon within me will be satiated only by
Hey, Professor. How's it going? Making lots of coin?
I'd love to catch up, but I'm super busy right now.
Working. For money. You understand.
There's unrest everywhere these days. All of my
fellow merchants seem to be endangered.
I hope things go back to normal soon. People need
more to smile about, aside from my great deals.
Abyss? You're interested in that place, are you?
Ancient sprawling remains deep below
Garreg Mach... That's Abyss.
Some folks have made their home there. Obviously
they all have their reasons and tales to tell.
But only the most enterprising merchant
would venture near it. My advice? Avoid
going there yourself.
Hey, you. Listen up. I've got something to report.
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...
Yes, I can. I'm here by order of Lord Hubert.
That is all I'm at liberty to reveal at present.
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.
My mission concludes at the end of the month.
My friend and I were messing around the other day,
and an Imperial general stopped to talk to us.
"If you've got that much energy," he said, "you
should fight for the Imperial army!"
Honestly, maybe we should think about it...
What a pain. What an absolute pain...
Concerned, are you? That's nice. A little too nice.
Here's a word of warning—if anyone here asks you
for a favor, it's probably just a scam.
Ah, I see. So you are Jeralt's child. You so resemble
I did indeed. I was acquainted with your parents.
I've been wanting to speak with you for a while now.
I am nothing more than a common monk. I knew
your parents...once upon a time.
I've been gone from the monastery for some time
now because... Well, it matters not.
Might I...ask a favor of you?
Do you mind terribly picking up some fresh flowers
to place upon your mother's grave?
I am certain she'd be deeply moved to receive a gift
Thank you so much. This is just the type of flower
she once loved so dearly.
I can rest easy now.
I must be off. Take especially good care of yourself,
Please, look after Jeralt. She'd have wanted that.