Edelgard

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Edelgard

This month, we will take all of the military force we can muster and advance to the Kingdom capital of Fhirdiad.

Edelgard

I have no intention of retreating to Garreg Mach after we've come this far.

Edelgard

We will only return after we've conquered Fhirdiad and put an end to this war.

Edelgard

Be sure to steel your heart and ready yourself for the battle ahead.

Edelgard

Are you certain? If so, please help me raise the morale of our allies.

Edelgard

I'm sorry to burden you, but please look after our allies as well.

Edelgard

We have no choice. I have every faith that you are capable of this.

Hubert

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Hubert

Tch. Lord Arundel. As long as he exists, Lady Edelgard will...

Hubert

I believe I have explained before that he is the one who commanded the likes of Solon and Kronya.

Hubert

Cornelia, whom we defeated at Arianrhod, was also one of his.

Hubert

An irksome sort. We must not fail to be rid of him.

Hubert

He is a maggot, crawling in the filth of the world, feeding off the Empire like a parasite.

Ferdinand

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Ferdinand

Fhirdiad, the Kingdom Capital... From the Empire's perspective, it seems like the northernmost edge of the world.

Ferdinand

I have come a long way, following you and Edelgard.

Ferdinand

To think, what if I had succeeded Duke Aegir as prime minister?

Ferdinand

I would never have had all these experiences.

Ferdinand

I hope that is true. I used to be so naive...

Ferdinand

Please do not tease, Professor. I think all of this has changed me a little bit.

Ferdinand

For now, let us join together and walk the path that Her Majesty lays out.

Linhardt

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Linhardt

When you think of it, as one approaches the end of a war, the sacrifices only grow larger, don't they?

Linhardt

The winning side musters their forces and attempts to strike a decisive blow...

Linhardt

While those of the losing side make desperate attempts to turn the war in their favor.

Linhardt

Neither side will give. I only wish we'd consider those who lose their lives in that struggle.

Linhardt

Yes, exactly my point. Let's be careful to ensure we don't lose our own lives, Professor.

Linhardt

Perhaps, but that doesn't make it any easier to accept your own survival depends on a throw of the dice.

Linhardt

I can appreciate that, but just because a choice is better does not mean that it's good.

Caspar

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Caspar

All right! Off to the Kingdom capital we go!

Caspar

Huh. I feel like I've said that before.

Caspar

My imagination, eh? You usually know what you're talking about. Still, this is gonna bug me...

Caspar

Yeah, you usually know what you're talking about. I just can't remember when I woulda said it!

Caspar

All right! I'm fired up and ready to go!

Bernadetta

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Bernadetta

Professor! What should I do?!

Bernadetta

Everyone's acting like this is leading up to the final chapter in a book or something!

Bernadetta

Is the battle ahead really going to be that climactic?! Am I not taking it seriously enough?!

Bernadetta

You think so? All right, I believe you. I'm...ready for this. I am. Yeah! We're going to win!

Bernadetta

I know, I know, but I...don't wanna die!

Bernadetta

Yeah, you're probably right. I should take a breath and try to calm down.

Dorothea

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Dorothea

We're almost to the Kingdom capital of Fhirdiad. Just imagine...the war might almost be over.

Dorothea

But is it true that Arianrhod was annihilated?!

Dorothea

What in the world happened?! What is the Seiros Church, really?

Dorothea

Fair enough. Let's just focus on this battle right now.

Dorothea

Of course, Professor. I trust you, OK?

Dorothea

I always have, and I always will.

Petra

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Petra

I have...worries. What have I been achieving?

Petra

When the war is ended, I will be returning to Brigid with many...much new potential.

Petra

But have I had enough growth to become the ruler?

Petra

I have gratitude. I will take your words into my heart.

Petra

This is the truth. I will fight with all of my strength so that I will know with certainty!

Petra

Brigid pride, techniques, and culture... I will be showing all of the world who we are!

Felix

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Felix

They used to call my father the "Shield of Faerghus." Now he's gone, and Arianrhod has fallen.

Felix

Yet the Knights of Seiros remain. As does the boar.

Felix

What terrifies me most is his stubbornness.

Felix

He'll keep on fighting to the last man.

Felix

He's a monster. I've seen it firsthand.

Ashe

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Ashe

I hear that House Blaiddyd commands some strong and well-trained troops.

Ashe

People say they're fiercely devoted and will gladly die for their king.

Ashe

Reminds me of Lonato's men—the ones we faced back in Magdred.

Ashe

Unlike those civilian soldiers though, here we're up against the best that the Faerghus army has to offer.

Ashe

It's going to be a hard battle, but if there's a peaceful tomorrow waiting on the other side, it'll be worth it.

Sylvain

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Sylvain

I've been thinking about how we've got our own ideas about justice...and so does the Kingdom.

Sylvain

And what's coming, it's not just a battle between us and them. It's our ideals that are fighting.

Sylvain

Whoever wins will say they were right and the other side was wrong. And I get it. That's how it goes...

Sylvain

But nobody's willing to talk or compromise, so we'll fight to the death to prove the other guy's wrong.

Sylvain

It won't be an easy battle, but let's make sure we come back alive. Right, Professor?

Mercedes

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Mercedes

When I first enrolled in the Officers Academy, I never thought it would come to this.

Mercedes

I can't believe we're waging war...against the church, no less.

Mercedes

There are some things that I regret, but I don't think I made the wrong decision.

Mercedes

Yes, of course.

Mercedes

Even if our enemy is Lady Rhea herself, I am prepared to fight.

Annette

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Annette

I'm sure my father will be waiting in Fhirdiad. If I can avoid it, I'd rather not fight him...

Annette

But I don't think my father is capable of betraying the royal family...of betraying Dimitri.

Annette

I must be prepared to do...what I have to.

Annette

Right!

Annette

I'm all right. I still stand by my decision to trust in you.

Annette

Professor... Let's make sure we win!

Ingrid

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Ingrid

Claude was known as the Master Tactician. There wasn't a situation he couldn't strategize his way out of.

Ingrid

Whereas, King Dimitri is known as the Tempest King. He is a force to be reckoned with on the battlefield.

Ingrid

We still haven't ever faced him head-on. Can we do this?

Ingrid

Yes. Of course we can! I'm sorry. I let my uncertainty get the better of me.

Ingrid

Ah, Professor. Ever the reliable one.

Ingrid

We have you, and we have Edelgard. Not to mention many other allies we can rely upon.

Ingrid

Together...we can overcome even the most formidable foe!

Lorenz

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Lorenz

Personally I take no issue with attacking Lady Rhea.

Lorenz

But the eagerness of my fellow nobles does vex me, despite so many grand displays of piety from them in the past.

Lorenz

It gives the impression that faith is little more than a tool they use to maintain their positions of power.

Lorenz

I suppose I am in no position to judge them, being among their number myself. Still, it irritates me.

Lorenz

If it is no longer useful as a tool, then I expect the nobles will cease to give it any credence.

Lorenz

What is a noble's duty, truly? I hope we will discover an answer in the conflict ahead.

Raphael

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Raphael

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

Raphael

Whoa. That sounds familiar. Have I said that before?

Raphael

Really? You're probably right. It's not like we've invaded the Kingdom capital before.

Raphael

Really? Does that mean we've invaded the Kingdom capital before?

Raphael

Yeah! Let's do it, Professor! I just gotta get my muscles prepped and ready first!

Ignatz

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Ignatz

Once the Kingdom capital falls, all of Fódlan will be united under the banner of the Empire.

Ignatz

Isn't it thrilling? We're going to make history.

Ignatz

Well, yes, I suppose that's true.

Ignatz

Hah! I don't think that will happen.

Ignatz

Yes, of course! I'll do my best.

Ignatz

Our opponents may be strong, but with you on our side, we can't lose!

Lysithea

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Lysithea

If we win this battle, it will be an end to the Kingdom, and to the church. Under the Empire, an era of peace would begin...

Lysithea

Many people are cleaving to this notion, but I wonder if it would really end up as such.

Lysithea

Such resolve. It's convincing, to say the least.

Lysithea

I worry as much myself.

Lysithea

It's true—it's nothing but hypotheticals at this point.

Lysithea

I wonder... Was the collapse of Arianrhod really the church's doing?

Lysithea

Or could it be that... Hm. Never mind me. Just thinking aloud.

Marianne

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Marianne

Dear Goddess...

Marianne

Yes... I was praying for your safety.

Marianne

Um...for your safety.

Marianne

I'll do all I can to survive, but please...please don't die out there, Professor.

Leonie

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Leonie

Looks like we're finally getting to the end of this thing. Don't go dying on us now, all right?

Leonie

Ha! I like your confidence.

Leonie

Not planning on it.

Leonie

If you're still alive when this is all over, then I'll have kept my word to Captain Jeralt.

Leonie

Let's both live to see the dawn of a bright new age!

Hanneman

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Hanneman

When Edelgard first invited me to join this army, I, to be frank, thought her dream utterly ridiculous.

Hanneman

But at my advanced age, I was tempted by the notion of chasing a seemingly impossible dream through blood, sweat, and tears.

Hanneman

Five years on, the unification of Fódlan is slowly becoming a reality. Now I feel...

Hanneman

It may soon be possible to abolish the nobility, and create a world where none need suffer due to Crests.

Hanneman

You need not say anything. I will stay by your side, and hers, to the very end.

Manuela

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Manuela

Professor, do you mind if I complain about something, well, personal? Of course you don't.

Manuela

This army is almost all single men. If that marital status came before or during the war, I'm not to say...

Manuela

The point is, I'm in charge of the infirmary. I wind up treating hundreds of men every week.

Manuela

I get to talk to all sorts of men, from all walks of life, all of the time. And yet...

Manuela

No! Not one of these men is infatuated with their caregiver! Isn't that supposed to happen in wartime?!

Manuela

Forget that, I can't even find a boyfriend! Marriage is just—pffftt! A joke! Just a sick joke.

Manuela

Yeah... I'm starting to figure that's the most realistic option.

Manuela

At this point, you're the only man who pays attention to me. I guess I'll have to take what I can get.

Manuela

At this point, I'm just hoping you stay single too. Then at least we can share each other's misery!

Alois

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Alois

I wonder what the captain would say if he knew we were planning to take down Lady Rhea.

Alois

Lady Rhea and Captain Jeralt went back pretty far.

Alois

But hey, it's your decision! I'm sure he would have understood in the end.

Alois

Now, onward to Fhirdiad! I'm ready!

Shamir

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Shamir

The idea of defeating Rhea is beginning to feel more like a reality.

Shamir

Some may say that I'm returning her goodwill with betrayal, but I believe I've worked off my debt.

Shamir

The real problem is a certain someone else.

Shamir

That's right. She was my partner, after all. I haven't seen her since leaving the knights...

Shamir

I taught him some archery, but we are of different birth and hold different values.

Shamir

I was speaking of Catherine.

Shamir

I have no particular interest in him.

Shamir

I was speaking of Catherine.

Shamir

I can see her coming to slaughter me. Driven by her mixed emotions of love and hate.

Fleche

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Fleche

Ah! Did you want something?!

Fleche

Sorry, I was a bit lost in thought... Or rather, I was thinking about work.

Fleche

My brother had sorted out all his personal affairs, but apparently he'd forgotten about his work duties.

Fleche

So now I've got a ton more work on my plate... Oh, Brother, why must you be so careless...

Fleche

Once this war is over, I'm gonna take a vacation and get some well-earned rest back home with my mother.

Gatekeeper

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Gatekeeper

Greetings, Professor! Nothing to report!

Gatekeeper

The time has finally come to set out for the Kingdom Capital, Fhirdiad...

Gatekeeper

I thought the same thing last month, but I still can't believe the plan was to ambush Arianrhod...

Gatekeeper

I know it couldn't be helped, but even I wasn't let in on the secret. Me! Not gonna lie...that hurt a little.

Gatekeeper

Ah well, let's forget about that! I'm praying for your victory and your safe return!

Soldier

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Soldier

If the enemy forces come to intercept us, chances are high that we'll clash on the Tailtean Plains.

Soldier

The Tailtean Plains were the site of a famous battle in ancient times, right?

Soldier

That's what some book-type at the library said, at any rate.

Soldier

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Soldier

I have a fiancée back home, and I promised her I'd come back alive.

Soldier

No matter how tough the fight gets, I won't die. I have to survive and make it back to her!

Former Monk

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Former Monk

Before I left the church, I recall Lady Rhea saying something strange.

Former Monk

Something about how she would recover her mother, no matter what...

Former Monk

Do you think Lady Rhea's mother is buried in Garreg Mach or something?

Merchant

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Merchant

I thought you were going to attack the Kingdom capital, but you attacked Arianrhod instead?

Merchant

Well, you sure had me fooled! She's a tricksy one, that Lady Edelgard.

Merchant

But...this time you really are going for the capital, right? I wish you the best of luck.

Soldier

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Soldier

Rumor has it King Dimitri is always accompanied by a man from Duscur with a terrifying face.

Soldier

And what's more, this man is said to be so huge he's often mistaken for a bear!

Soldier

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Soldier

The Knights of Seiros are led by the archbishop herself, and the Kingdom army is led by none other than the king...

Soldier

I have faith that the Imperial army will prevail, but it still makes my knees feel a bit wobbly...

Scholar

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Scholar

Over a thousand years ago now, not long after the Adrestian Empire was founded...

Scholar

The first emperor and his army, with the aid of Seiros, set out on a campaign to the north with the aim of unifying Fódlan.

Scholar

Meanwhile, in the northern reaches of Fódlan, Nemesis, the King of Liberation, raised an army to take down the Empire...

Scholar

Both armies clashed on the Tailtean Plains, where Seiros felled Nemesis.

Scholar

As a result, the conflict ended in a victory for the Empire. It's known as the Battle of Tailtean.

Citizen

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Citizen

Once you set out on your next mission, you won't be able to have a proper meal for a while, right?

Citizen

You should eat up while you can. Build up your physical strength to prepare for the mission.

Yuri

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Yuri

Seems like a lot of people from House Rowe died in Arianrhod...

Yuri

I know Edelgard is saying it's the church's fault, and she hasn't been shy to express that. But...that doesn't seem right to me.

Yuri

My take? There exist some dangerous folks capable of destroying strongholds with ease...

Yuri

You should ask Edelgard or Hubert. They'd know more than I do.

Yuri

Some think that all we have to do is take down Fhirdiad to end the war, but I don't think it's quite that simple.

Balthus

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Balthus

So it's finally time to take on Fhirdiad. Can't wait to get in there and show 'em what I'm made of!

Balthus

Hopefully I get a go at that Dimitri guy before all is said and done...

Balthus

They say he has inhuman strength, yeah? Best way to find out is to throw fists with the guy.

Balthus

It's war, pal. If you can't be blunt on the battlefield, what are we even fighting for?

Balthus

He may be the Tempest King of Fhirdiad, but I'm the Grappling King of the world! My domain is way bigger.

Balthus

Grab a front-row seat if you can manage. These arms of mine will knock some sense back into that towhead of his.

Constance

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Constance

The war of Fódlan unification is finally reaching its climax!

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Constance

I must surpass myself in the struggle to come if Her Majesty is to recognize my power.

Constance

But don't you see? Your presence would diminish the grandeur of my achievements!

Constance

I intend to. The fate of House Nuvelle hangs in the balance!

Constance

The culmination of all my studies, all my magical experiments, shall be unleashed in battle!

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Constance

The war of Fódlan unification is finally reaching its climax!

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Constance

You must send me into the field, that I might achieve greatness in full view of Her Majesty!

Constance

But don't you see? Your presence would diminish the grandeur of my achievements!

Constance

I intend to. The fate of House Nuvelle hangs in the balance!

Constance

The culmination of all my studies, all my magical experiments, shall be unleashed in battle!

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Constance

The culmination of all my studies, all my magical experiments, shall be unleashed in battle!

Hapi

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Hapi

If we win this next battle, it won't just be a victory against the Kingdom, but also the church.

Hapi

Maybe they'll all die—even the people from the church who lied to me and locked me up.

Hapi

I don't care either way. If they died, I would say, "Well, that happened," and move on.

Hapi

I don't owe them my compassion. They've never shown me any.

Jeritza

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Jeritza

The war is at its end. Has the time finally come that I might kill you?

Jeritza

It is true... Those petulant fleas must be picked off one by one. They are nothing if not persistent.

Jeritza

And if we do not win, then we die. Either has its charms.

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Jeritza

The war is at its end. Has the time finally come that I might kill you?

Anna

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Anna

Seems like the war is gonna end soon.

Anna

Once the dust settles, it'll be back to rolling in fat stacks of gold for me!

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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 war is careening headfirst toward its grand finale. Do me a favor and get through this mess alive, OK?

Abysskeeper

After the dust settles, maybe I'll go on to guard other entrances in other parts of the world. I'm a dreamer, my friend. Always have been.

Resident

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Resident

Word is Garreg Mach's starting to look like a real town again.

Resident

With the Empire winning one battle after another, it seems like the end to the war is finally in sight.

Resident

There's hope for recovery now. Even for Abyss.

Resident

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Resident

I hear there was a pretty spectacular battle up there recently, but we don't hear a lot about that stuff.

Resident

There was a lot of talk when it first started, but five years on... It's just a fact of life.

Resident

What? There have been lots of battles on the surface recently? I hadn't heard! See what I mean?!

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.