Dimitri

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Dimitri
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Go away.

Ferdinand

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Ferdinand
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Some day we will take the Imperial capital.

Ferdinand
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It is odd to think that I will be invading the very city that I once called home.

Ferdinand
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Ah, that is still a ways off.

Ferdinand
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I will prepare for our journey to Ailell.

Linhardt

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I never do get used to the sight of blood. It always makes me feel as if I might faint.

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Linhardt
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I suppose I've told you that though, yes? I've no idea how you cope with it.

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Linhardt
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I hope this war ends soon. I dislike being lightheaded because other people are bleeding everywhere.

Linhardt
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Though the thought of working hard for it does sound like quite a pain...

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Linhardt
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I never do get used to the sight of blood. It always makes me feel as if I might faint.

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Linhardt
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Have I never told you that? Huh. Oh well.

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Linhardt
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I hope this war ends soon. I dislike being lightheaded because other people are bleeding everywhere.

Linhardt
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Though the thought of working hard for it does sound like quite a pain...

Caspar

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Caspar
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We weren't related by blood, but Randolph was still my uncle...

Caspar
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Seeing him end up that way was... Never mind. It's nothing.

Caspar
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This wasn't just about war. It was a grudge. Or are you gonna tell me you're on Dimitri's side?

Caspar
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It's fine. I don't need your sympathy. It's not like I had any real connection with him anyway.

Caspar
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But Dimitri's methods... I don't know...

Caspar
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I'm sure he never trusted me, being born in the Empire and all.

Bernadetta

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Bernadetta
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Ailell, the Valley of Torment? What kind of a name for a place is that?

Bernadetta
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It sounds scary. Do I really have to go with you?

Bernadetta
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Hey, um, here's an idea... Maybe let the recluse stay home and hold the fort!

Dorothea

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Dorothea
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This is all a bit troubling, isn't it? The people from the Kingdom seem to be of two minds, as well.

Dorothea
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Can we really plan to fight when we're this unsure of ourselves?

Dorothea
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You think once we're face to face with the enemy, it might help us band together? I hope so.

Dorothea
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Well, Professor, I hope you can bring everyone together. You might be the only person who can.

Petra

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Since the past, I have learned much of the language of Fódlan.

Petra
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But speaking the Fódlan language still gives me difficulty.

Petra
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I can understand, read, and write with nearly perfection now. But understanding and speaking are...fruits of a different color.

Petra
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I have gratitude for you, Professor. I hope that I will have fluency one day.

Petra
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Yes. I will keep practicing more.

Felix

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Hmph. I am steeling myself to see my father again. I can't stand that old man.

Felix
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That's just biological circumstance. We may have the same blood, but we've nothing else in common.

Felix
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Yes, I do. Above all, I hate the crazed nonsense that comes out of his mouth.

Ashe

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Ashe
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The Kingdom capital or the Imperial capital? I don't know which is the right way.

Ashe
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If we tried to take on the Empire like this, would we really stand a chance?

Ashe
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With House Fraldarius under attack, they probably can't spare many soldiers.

Ashe
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On the other hand, if we did manage to take the Imperial capital, the war would be over.

Ashe
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Hmm... I'm no good at thinking through this kind of complicated stuff.

Sylvain

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Ailell, the Valley of Torment. Aw, man... I really do not want to go there.

Sylvain
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Professor, have you ever been to Ailell? If you had, you'd know.

Sylvain
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That place is crazy hot! For guys like me who grew up somewhere cold? Man... It's gonna be rough.

Sylvain
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Though, I guess that climate will keep our enemies at bay.

Mercedes

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I don't know about everyone else, but heading to the Empire seems like a good idea to me.

Mercedes
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The search for Lady Rhea will be so much easier if we can just get the Empire out of the way.

Mercedes
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I suppose Dimitri might still pose a problem though. He seems so fixated on the Imperial capital, but...

Mercedes
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I get the feeling he's not even sure what he wants anymore.

Annette

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If we can take back the Kingdom, we'll recover our soldiers. And some food and supplies too, I bet.

Annette
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Most importantly of all, there are people in the Kingdom waiting for our help...

Annette
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Even His Highness understands that. I'm sure of it. Yet he wants to take on the Empire despite all that...

Annette
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Do you think...he just doesn't care about anything other than fighting Edelgard anymore?

Annette
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But if not, then why...

Annette
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He wasn't always like this. What happened...

Ingrid

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It is imperative that we regroup with those who continue to resist. Most importantly, we must join up with the Fraldarius family.

Ingrid
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If we do, our ability to reclaim the Kingdom capital is ensured. We should aim for this outcome rather than focusing our efforts on the Imperial capital.

Ingrid
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This seems to me the best strategy at present.

Ingrid
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But I feel what His Highness feels—his hatred, his anger—so keenly, as if it were my own. So I find it difficult to oppose his wishes.

Raphael

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Ugh...so...hungry... I won't be able to train if I don't get some food in me!

Raphael
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I used to eat until I was full, but nowadays I can't even get seconds!

Raphael
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Aren't reinforcements supposed to be joining us soon? I hope they bring food along with them...

Raphael
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I still want my little sis to live in the town here, but there's no point if we can't even feed her!

Ignatz

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The Valley of Torment... I'd heard of it, but I never expected to go there.

Ignatz
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It's exciting! I wonder what the landscape is like.

Ignatz
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It probably is dangerous, but I still want to get there and see it as soon as I can.

Ignatz
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Hm, that is an interesting point... The name does seem to suggest that.

Lysithea

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Ailell, the Valley of Torment, lies on the border of three noble territories.

Lysithea
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The Kingdom's Fraldarius and Galatea families, and the Alliance's Daphnel family.

Lysithea
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Incidentally, the Galatea family was originally an offshoot from the Daphnel family.

Marianne

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Valley of Torment... Valley of Torment...

Marianne
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I once read a book full of legends surrounding Ailell, but I can't seem to remember...

Marianne
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N-no... I'm trying to remember the legends surrounding Ailell...

Marianne
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I feel there is something dreadful I'm forgetting.

Hilda

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I heard we're headed to the Valley of Torment. I'm not exactly thrilled.

Hilda
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That place is supposed to be really, really hot. Just the thought of it makes me uncomfortable.

Hilda
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I hate them! You get all sweaty and sticky and eugh!

Hilda
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Ooh, that's not a bad idea! Though if our enemies attacked while I was here, that would be a pain too...

Hilda
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Ugh! Who names a place "Valley of Torment"? A more inviting name would have been nice. "Valley of Endless Summer," something like that!

Leonie

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You're not a teacher anymore, and we're not your students, but everyone still calls you "Professor."

Leonie
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Is there something you'd rather be called?

Leonie
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Guess that's what we're used to, huh? All right.

Leonie
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Oh? All right, then. I'll call you—ugh. Nope! Sorry, can't do it. Too weird.

Seteth

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Meeting reinforcements in the Valley of Torment seems an astute decision to me.

Seteth
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In that land of oppressive heat, it is unlikely that we will be disturbed.

Seteth
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It also means we will need to contend with those harsh conditions ourselves, however. Best ensure we are well prepared.

Flayn

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It has been only five years, yet so much has changed.

Flayn
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Half of the Kingdom has fallen to the Empire. Skirmishes are rife throughout the Alliance.

Flayn
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Despite such tumult, we look upon the same sky, unchanged by the storm happening beneath it.

Flayn
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Yes, it would be nice, I suppose. Things were... simpler then. Or so they seemed to be, at the time.

Flayn
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Indeed. I gazed up at this same sky with Mother and Father. It does not feel so long ago at all.

Flayn
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Wait, but how would you know, Professor?

Hanneman

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The monastery repairs have made solid progress. Most excellent news.

Hanneman
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When we first returned here, I was unsure what we were going to do with the ruins of this place...

Hanneman
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But if we can get the cathedral rebuilt, we'll have it looking just like old times soon enough.

Manuela

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Gilbert was a knight to the royal family of Faerghus?

Manuela
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What was a man like that doing in Garreg Mach, I wonder?

Manuela
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Who knows. Whenever I'd try to ask about it, he'd change the subject and avoid giving a proper answer.

Gilbert

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These past five years, Lord Rodrigue worried for His Highness more than any other.

Gilbert
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But I wonder what he would say if he saw what has become of Dimitri...

Alois

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The Kingdom doesn't seem to have clear goals holding them together. Different people have different priorities.

Alois
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The situation right now is difficult. But at times like this, you have the opportunity to really shine, eh Professor?

Alois
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You're in charge. Show them what you're made of! I'll do what I can to help.

Catherine

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Strategically speaking, our best move is probably to head for the Kingdom capital.

Catherine
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Though, I think it's more likely that Lady Rhea is in the Empire, so I would not object to taking the fight directly to Edelgard.

Catherine
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Hm. There are no right or wrong answers in war.

Catherine
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What do you think we should do? I hope, with the goddess's guidance, we can make the right choice.

Shamir

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There are enemy spies around. Remain vigilant.

Shamir
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Capture anyone who seems suspicious.

Shamir
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What else would we do with them?

Shamir
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I'm glad you understand. I'm counting on you.

Cyril

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Gotta clean out the storerooms, tend the flowers, do the washing, dust the library...

Cyril
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Well, it's my job, ya know? Gotta do your job.

Cyril
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Nah, this is my job. Lady Rhea herself gave it to me.

Cyril
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Even if Lady Rhea's not here right now, I still gotta do my duty.

Cyril
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Like you. You gotta have other stuff you oughta be doing, yeah?

Gatekeeper

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Greetings, Professor! Nothing to report!

Gatekeeper
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Is everyone setting out on a big campaign? Not exactly? Ah, so you're meeting up with the reinforcements.

Gatekeeper
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Well, you can leave guarding this place to me! I'll keep an eye out for anything suspicious!

Soldier

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To the north of Garreg Mach lie the territories of the Charon and Galatea houses, former lords of the Kingdom.

Soldier
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Even though their territory is being nibbled at by the Empire, they are still clinging to their neutrality.

Soldier
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Since they only display enough force to defend their borders, I suppose the Empire has no incentive to attack them with any real strength.

Kingdom Knight

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It seems Arianrhod, one of the Kingdom's sturdiest fortress cities, has fallen to the Empire.

Kingdom Knight
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It looks like Count Rowe didn't resist, and switched sides to the Empire straight away.

Kingdom Knight
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Repaying all that the royal family has done for him with betrayal... How shameful.

Soldier

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It seems some of our friends believe that if we get those reinforcements, we'll be set for provisions too...

Soldier
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But I think it's best not to hold our breath on the food front.

Soldier
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With the added headcount from the reinforcements, there will be even more mouths to feed.

Monk

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Monk
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I have lived inconspicuously these past five years, so as not to be discovered by the Empire.

Monk
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To be able to finally return to the monastery again is overwhelming...

Monk
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I hope that our brothers and sisters who ran far away will also return one day.

Yuri

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The Valley of Torment, huh? I see your angle, but don't let your guard down.

Yuri
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Any movement about their borders, and the lords of the Kingdom will react swiftly. Don't underestimate them.

Yuri
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Keep your focus on a positive outcome. There's a lot to gain and a lot to lose.

Balthus

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I wonder how many soldiers that Rodrigue guy will lend us...

Balthus
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Not that it matters much. Taking on the whole damn Empire... Not even I would bet on those odds.

Balthus
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Now you're talkin', pal. I love a nice, reckless gamble. Oof, now I'm excited!

Balthus
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Well, yeah. If we don't, we'll die a terrible death. I've survived this long. I refuse to give up now.

Balthus
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You know... Win or lose, I guess it's not worth betting on. Who would I collect from after the war's over?

Constance

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So you intend to march into Ailell. Frankly, I want no part of it.

Constance
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Surely, such an uneventful journey won't require my presence.

Constance
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And miss my share of the glory? Unacceptable.

Constance
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You will? Then...I shall don my marching boots.

Constance
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Though I would ask that we at least consider marching only under cover of night.

Hapi

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The Valley of Torment... Isn't that the place where it's scorching hot year-round?

Hapi
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You know, I've always wanted to see the world. That's why I left my village.

Hapi
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And here I am, traveling to all these interesting new places...to kill people. Not what I had in mind.

Hapi
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Maybe I'll find some time to admire the scenery. Though people might get mad I'm not taking this silly war seriously...

Hapi
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Oops, that was close. Almost sighed.

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

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

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

Resident

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Bandits from Garreg Mach used to come down to Abyss pretty frequently.

Resident
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We never dealt with them though. We refused their offers at every turn. Sometimes we had to use force.

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Resident
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It was Hapi who finally drove them out for good. Only then there were beasts all over the place...

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Resident
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Bandits from Garreg Mach used to come down to Abyss pretty frequently.

Resident
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We never dealt with them though. We refused their offers at every turn. Sometimes we had to use force.

Resident

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Resident
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When the monastery fell to ruin, we lost all hope for support from the church.

Resident
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Most able-bodied folks abandoned Abyss for the surface around that time.

Resident
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Since then, we've been barely scraping by...

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.