Dimitri

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Dimitri

Go away.

Ferdinand

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Ferdinand

Some day we will take the Imperial capital.

Ferdinand

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

Ferdinand

Ah, that is still a ways off.

Ferdinand

I will prepare for our journey to Ailell.

Linhardt

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Linhardt

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

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

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Linhardt

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

Linhardt

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

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Linhardt

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

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

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Linhardt

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

Linhardt

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

Caspar

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Caspar

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

Caspar

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

Caspar

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

Caspar

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

Caspar

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

Caspar

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

Bernadetta

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Bernadetta

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

Bernadetta

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

Bernadetta

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

Dorothea

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Dorothea

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

Dorothea

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

Dorothea

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

Dorothea

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

Petra

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Petra

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

Petra

But speaking the Fódlan language still gives me difficulty.

Petra

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

Petra

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

Petra

Yes. I will keep practicing more.

Felix

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Felix

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

Felix

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

Felix

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

Ashe

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Ashe

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

Ashe

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

Ashe

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

Ashe

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

Ashe

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

Sylvain

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Sylvain

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

Sylvain

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

Sylvain

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

Sylvain

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

Mercedes

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Mercedes

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

Mercedes

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

Mercedes

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

Mercedes

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

Annette

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Annette

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

Annette

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

Annette

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

Annette

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

Annette

But if not, then why...

Annette

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

Ingrid

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Ingrid

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

Ingrid

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

This seems to me the best strategy at present.

Ingrid

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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Raphael

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

Raphael

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

Raphael

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

Raphael

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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Ignatz

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

Ignatz

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

Ignatz

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

Ignatz

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

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

Lysithea

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

Marianne

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Marianne

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

Marianne

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

Marianne

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

Marianne

I feel there is something dreadful I'm forgetting.

Hilda

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Hilda

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

Hilda

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

Hilda

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

Hilda

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

Hilda

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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Leonie

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

Leonie

Is there something you'd rather be called?

Leonie

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

Leonie

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

Seteth

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Seteth

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

Seteth

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

Seteth

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

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

Flayn

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

Flayn

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

Flayn

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

Flayn

Wait, but how would you know, Professor?

Hanneman

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Hanneman

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

Hanneman

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

Hanneman

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

Manuela

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Manuela

Gilbert was a knight to the royal family of Faerghus?

Manuela

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

Manuela

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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Gilbert

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

Gilbert

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

Alois

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Alois

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

Alois

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

Alois

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

Catherine

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Catherine

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

Catherine

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

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

Catherine

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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Shamir

There are enemy spies around. Remain vigilant.

Shamir

Capture anyone who seems suspicious.

Shamir

What else would we do with them?

Shamir

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

Cyril

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Cyril

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

Cyril

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

Cyril

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

Cyril

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

Cyril

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

Gatekeeper

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Gatekeeper

Greetings, Professor! Nothing to report!

Gatekeeper

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

Gatekeeper

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

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

Soldier

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

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

Kingdom Knight

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

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

Soldier

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

Monk

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Monk

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

Monk

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

Monk

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

Yuri

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Yuri

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

Yuri

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

Yuri

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

Balthus

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Balthus

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

Balthus

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

Balthus

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

Balthus

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

Balthus

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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Constance

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

Constance

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

Constance

And miss my share of the glory? Unacceptable.

Constance

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

Constance

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

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Hapi

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

Hapi

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

Hapi

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

Hapi

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

Hapi

Oops, that was close. Almost sighed.

Anna

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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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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.

Resident

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Resident

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

Resident

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

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Resident

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

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Resident

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

Resident

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

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

Resident

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

Resident

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

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.