Ferdinand

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Ferdinand

What used to be Aegir territory lies far to the east of the Great Bridge of Myrddin, downstream of the Airmid River.

Ferdinand

For the sake of my family, I wish we could invade the Empire from there.

Ferdinand

But I do not have the power to advocate for that. Strategically, Myrddin is more important.

Ferdinand

Thank you, Professor. I will not give in. Not until I have restored my noble pride!

Ferdinand

Yes, I know it would be difficult, but I will not give in!

Linhardt

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Linhardt

Since I'm originally from the Empire, it seems no one trusts me with any important tasks. Fine by me.

Linhardt

Honestly, I'd bet they're watching my every move to make sure I can be trusted.

Linhardt

If I were in charge, it's what I would do.

Linhardt

I knew it. War makes people crazy, huh?

Caspar

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Caspar

The Airmid River separates the Empire and Alliance. It's the largest river in Fódlan.

Caspar

Sometimes it'll flood when there's lots of rain, but...

Caspar

At least the land gets some extra water!

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

Oh, that'd be awful—just terrible! OK, Professor, I get it. I know I'll have to come out.

Dorothea

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Dorothea

We're going to invade the Empire...which means we'll be fighting people we know, won't we?

Dorothea

If we're attacked by someone we know, or used to think of as a friend, is it permitted to run away?

Dorothea

Makes sense. A commander running away would be terrible for morale.

Dorothea

Really? If something happens, will you keep me safe?

Petra

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Petra

If we can suppress this Myrddin, we can invade into the Empire. Right?

Petra

I was in the Empire. Now I will be an enemy...

Petra

I am having strange feelings. It is with ease that an ally turns into an enemy...

Felix

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Felix

We have the Empire and Alliance situations under control. The problem is Faerghus.

Felix

The eastern lords have joined forces and are warring with the Dukedom.

Felix

But I've heard nothing about that conflict as of late. It's strange.

Felix

I haven't heard much from my father either. I can't help but find this silence unsettling...

Ashe

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Ashe

It's thanks to you that I'm here now.

Ashe

I owe you, Professor. You saved my life.

Ashe

I swear I'll do all I can to repay that debt.

Sylvain

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Sylvain

I had an encounter with Lord Gwendal... How many years ago was it?

Sylvain

Back before the academy, I met this girl who I fell madly in love with...and her dad tried to kill me.

Sylvain

I suppose he just tried to scare me, but I was sure I was gonna die. Oh yeah, her dad? Lord Gwendal.

Sylvain

Crazy, right? I never thought I'd seriously be trying to kill the guy in battle.

Sylvain

I kind of don't know how to make sense of it.

Mercedes

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Mercedes

Lady Rhea is in the Empire, isn't she? We should hurry up and find her.

Mercedes

So many people in the monastery and nearby towns are worried...

Mercedes

I want to ease their minds as soon as possible, Professor. Let's work together to find her!

Annette

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Annette

Next we face the Great Bridge of Myrddin... We actually crossed it a long time ago.

Annette

Do you remember? It was five whole years ago!

Annette

It seems like so long ago, doesn't it? It's odd how fast time flies...

Annette

What are you talking about, Professor? It was on the way to the Battle of the Eagle and Lion!

Annette

Everyone was still friends then. After the fighting, we all ate together without splitting into our separate houses.

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Annette

But now we're fighting the same people who were our friends back then... Even Ashe...

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Annette

I often wish we could go back to those peaceful days...

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Annette

Next we face the Great Bridge of Myrddin... We actually crossed it a long time ago.

Annette

Do you remember? It was five whole years ago!

Annette

It seems like so long ago, doesn't it? It's odd how fast time flies...

Annette

What are you talking about, Professor? It was on the way to the Battle of the Eagle and Lion!

Annette

Everyone was still friends then. After the fighting, we all ate together without splitting into our separate houses.

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Annette

I often wish we could go back to those peaceful days...

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Annette

I often wish we could go back to those peaceful days...

Ingrid

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Ingrid

So, that was Judith. Just as I'd heard of her, she was an upstanding person.

Ingrid

The same Daphnel blood runs through my veins, and yet I feel as though I am nothing like her. I am but a phantom of what could be...

Ingrid

You think so? Wow, thank you!

Ingrid

If only I could be even half of who she is.

Raphael

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Raphael

Thanks to all that food from Judith, I'm full for once!

Raphael

I've got so much energy! Let me at that Great Bridge of Myrddin! I'll bust it down myself!

Raphael

Oh, but then how do we cross?

Ignatz

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Ignatz

The Great Bridge of Myrddin isn't just a bridge. It has the features of a fortress.

Ignatz

I believe it was built for military purposes by the first leader of the Adrestian Empire.

Ignatz

In other words, it's even older than the monastery.

Ignatz

So if we occupy the Great Bridge, we'll have to search it from top to bottom.

Lysithea

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Lysithea

I'm sure you know this already, but House Ordelia is aligned with the Empire.

Lysithea

They face the Empire from across a river, similar to the Gloucesters.

Lysithea

Even so, I refuse to yield to the Empire a second time.

Lysithea

The Empire did unthinkable things to my family. And to me.

Lysithea

The only option here is winning. Professor, you must promise we will overcome the Empire.

Marianne

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Marianne

Legend says that pillars of light fell and ravaged Ailell. I was reminded of that when I saw it...

Marianne

Um, Professor? Do you think those legends are true?

Marianne

I think so too. I don't know if the goddess really destroyed the valley out of anger, but...

Marianne

Oh! I suppose you may be right. There's no way to be sure it won't...

Marianne

There are still so many things we don't understand in this world.

Hilda

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Hilda

It looks like people are slowly starting to come back to the town.

Hilda

I guess they feel safe now that you and the Knights of Seiros have returned.

Hilda

Peddlers have become more common too, so there'll be food and supplies available.

Hilda

After being run-down for all those years, it's really becoming livable again!

Leonie

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Leonie

Things would have gotten a lot more interesting if Judith had joined us.

Leonie

I only spoke to her briefly, but I really liked her.

Leonie

I hope someday I can be as strong, kind, and levelheaded as her.

Seteth

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Seteth

If Rhea really is in the Empire, then we must defeat the Imperial army by any means necessary.

Seteth

The people at large are just as concerned for Rhea's safety as we are.

Seteth

The sooner we can settle all our unease, the better.

Flayn

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Flayn

Judith is a wonderful person. So strong and confident, as well.

Flayn

Looking upon her, I was sharply reminded of my mother.

Flayn

Not in the slightest. Rather, it is her way of being—her demeanor. Brilliantly bright and positive, like a warm ray of light.

Flayn

Very much so! Both brilliantly bright and positive, like a warm ray of light.

Flayn

I...lost my mother, long ago. I miss her desperately.

Hanneman

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Hanneman

The battle at Ailell was a tactical marvel. You grow stronger with each passing day.

Hanneman

Where does your talent end and your Crest's power begin? Are they one and the same, I wonder?

Hanneman

Most intriguing. Yet it is quite difficult to draw useful conclusions, given the situation.

Hanneman

It is quite unfortunate I did not achieve my research goals before the war broke out. So much unknown.

Hanneman

Now, I fear I will not have those answers even by conflict's end. So very frustrating.

Manuela

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Manuela

Oh, hello there, Professor. Did you need something from me?

Manuela

It doesn't look like you're wounded or anything. You just looking for...someone to talk to?

Manuela

I thought so. Well, I'm here for you! Making you feel better is my top priority.

Manuela

Come on now, you don't have to be shy. Helping you feel better is important to me.

Manuela

Whether it's physical pain or worries of the heart, you can come to me for anything, Professor.

Alois

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Alois

So, Lady Rhea was in the Empire all this time.

Alois

Glad as I am that Judith told us, I wish we had known this five years ago.

Alois

We spent all that time spread out over Fódlan, searching for the archbishop and you.

Alois

It was a mistake to abandon the monastery, to leave it in ruins. Now we're paying for that mistake.

Catherine

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Catherine

I'd heard of the Hero of Daphnel, but that was the first time I've met her in person.

Catherine

She's the head of a prestigious noble family? Just like Claude. The Alliance nobility is so...odd.

Catherine

Kind of, but I don't mean that in a bad way. You won't find such big-hearted nobles elsewhere.

Catherine

Plus, Judith can drink with the best of 'em! A woman after my own heart.

Shamir

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Shamir

Five years ago, when the Imperial army attacked Garreg Mach, they moved with incredible speed.

Shamir

But in the middle of all that chaos, she still had operatives watching.

Shamir

The Hero of Daphnel's spy network is impressive. She shouldn't be taken lightly.

Cyril

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Cyril

Is it true Lady Rhea was dragged off by the Imperial army? I heard that was true.

Cyril

Why'd they take Lady Rhea? Professor...they didn't take her to kill her, did they?

Cyril

That's good. We just gotta beat the Imperial army and get her back, right?

Cyril

Yeah, good point. If they did, we'd have heard about it by now.

Cyril

You gotta help her, Professor. I'm begging ya.

Gatekeeper

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Gatekeeper

Greetings, Professor! Nothing to report!

Gatekeeper

Oh! I heard what happened at Ailell.

Gatekeeper

I can't believe Imperial spies have been lurking in Garreg Mach! Under my watch!

Gatekeeper

But I'll make sure no more of 'em get in, trust me!

Soldier

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Soldier

We came from the territory of House Daphnel. It's not easy to leave one's home, but it had to be done.

Soldier

Judith asked us so earnestly, there was no way we could have refused.

Soldier

We can trust you, right? I'd hate to end up just another pointless death...

Knight of Seiros

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Knight of Seiros

I was dead certain Judith would fight by our side as well...

Knight of Seiros

But since she holds a position within the Alliance, it seems she has no choice but to abstain for now.

Knight of Seiros

If the in-fighting within the Alliance came to an end, maybe she'd be able to fight with us...

Priest

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Priest

With life returning to the monastery, the unease of the church's followers is slowly abating.

Priest

The number of people coming to the town church dwindled over the past five years, but we're seeing a resurgence.

Priest

To reward and accommodate their devotion, we have to hurry and rebuild the church!

Knight of Seiros

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Knight of Seiros

Count Gloucester of the Alliance is supposed to be the head of the faction that supports the Empire.

Knight of Seiros

That being said, the count himself is an ardent follower of Seiros, and likely not too keen on fighting us.

Knight of Seiros

The commoners are also allies of the knights. We should be able to reach Myrddin without incident.

Soldier

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Soldier

On the north side of the Great Bridge of Myrddin lies the territory of Acheron of the Alliance, and to the south, the Empire's Bergliez territory.

Soldier

Count Bergliez has held the position of Minister of Military Affairs for the Empire ever since the days of Emperor Ionius.

Soldier

The current emperor seems to have brought the corrupt nobility to heel, but Count Bergliez looks to be an exception.

Monk

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Monk

Hearing that the Knights of Seiros have returned, the monks have also been coming back.

Monk

We still don't have enough hands here, but we'll use all that we've got to rebuild the monastery.

Monk

Until the day that Lady Rhea is returned to us, we have to do all we can...

Yuri

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Yuri

Damn, who'd have thought that House Rowe would show up.

Yuri

They must've been sweating blood to get to Ailell from way out there.

Yuri

Guess it's been a while since I left House Rowe, so it doesn't bother me much to have to fight them.

Yuri

Kinda always knew I'd be the one to take that stubborn old donkey out. I've been ready for this.

Balthus

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Balthus

Huh. That lady hasn't changed a bit since I was a kid. Still intimidating as hell. What a woman.

Balthus

Being me, I'm not nervous or anything. I just... I'm not sure how to approach her, that's all.

Balthus

My luck, she'll treat me like I'm still a kid, even though I'm clearly a full-grown adult man.

Balthus

Hm. If that's the angle she takes, maybe I can get some nice hugs out of this... Huh?! Oh, nothing.

Constance

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Constance

Invading the Empire at last, are we? I cannot still the wild palpitations in my chest.

Constance

I have made myself ready to the extent that I could, but now that the day draws near...

Constance

I fear that to proceed will be to abandon all hope of restoring the Imperial house of Nuvelle.

Constance

Which leaves me with no choice but to appeal to you and Claude for that. My dream is in your hands.

Hapi

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Hapi

I've never met someone like Judy.

Hapi

She's easygoing, but at the same time, tough as nails. I bet she'd be real fun to hang out with.

Hapi

Ha, yeah, same here. But in a good way, ya know?

Hapi

Judy's great. Unlike that other guy, Lord What's-His-Name.

Hapi

I can't stand people like him—people who think they're always in the right.

Hapi

All he did was make trouble, but he convinced himself it was for a good cause. So infuriating.

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

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Abysskeeper

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

Abysskeeper

Lots of things happen down here. Lots of reports need to be reported. And for all reportable things, I'm your guy.

Rogue

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Rogue

Not sure what brought people back up above, but I'm glad for it.

Rogue

The dining hall, the greenhouse... They're all ripe for the picking again.

Rogue

Uh, I mean, for them! Good for them!

Resident

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Resident

House Daphnel was kind enough to share their food with us.

Resident

It may not be much in the grand scheme of things, but the gesture means a lot.

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Resident

The Hero of Daphnel is something else too, isn't she? Balthus seems pretty taken with her...

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Resident

House Daphnel was kind enough to share their food with us.

Resident

It may not be much in the grand scheme of things, but the gesture means a lot.

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.