Dimitri

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Dimitri
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If you stand in my way, I will strike you down.

Ferdinand

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

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

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

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

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

Linhardt

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

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

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

Linhardt
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I knew it. War makes people crazy, huh?

Caspar

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

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

Caspar
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At least the land gets some extra water!

Bernadetta

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Bernadetta
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War isn't kind to you if you're a recluse.

Bernadetta
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By the time you realize what's going on, you're already under attack.

Bernadetta
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And if you're off by yourself, you can get killed with no one ever even finding out.

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

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

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

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

Petra

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

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

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

Felix

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Felix
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Leaving the house in my uncle's hands? What is the old man thinking?

Felix
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I always knew my father was mad, but this time he's gone too far.

Felix
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My uncle is a reliable man. But still.

Felix
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Easy for you to say. You hardly know the man.

Felix
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Only a fool would abandon his own territory.

Ashe

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Ashe
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The area around Castle Gaspard, where I was living, is under the control of House Rowe, who have submitted to the Empire.

Ashe
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If I hadn't come to Garreg Mach, I might have ended up as your enemy at Ailell.

Ashe
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That thought makes me really happy to be here now.

Ashe
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I don't think I would have been able to handle facing all of you in battle.

Sylvain

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

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

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

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

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

Mercedes

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Mercedes
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It looks like we're all set with food supplies, thanks to Lord Rodrigue!

Mercedes
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We have more soldiers to feed now, so we'll still need to ration...

Mercedes
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But I think we have enough extra to make some tasty treats! I'll go scout the pantry.

Mercedes
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We can enjoy it together over some tea!

Mercedes
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That's true, but it's important to indulge every now and again.

Mercedes
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It's been so difficult lately and everyone is worn out. We won't be able to go on if we don't treat ourselves!

Annette

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

Annette
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Do you remember? It was five whole years ago!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Annette
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Do you remember? It was five whole years ago!

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

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

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

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

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

Ingrid

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Ingrid
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Just like House Fraldarius, House Galatea is currently being invaded by the Dukedom.

Ingrid
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My family is not as wealthy as most others, so we are incapable of sparing resources or reinforcements.

Ingrid
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I'm sorry. It's just so frustrating, not being able to do anything to help.

Raphael

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Raphael
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I finally got to eat a full meal for the first time in forever, and it's all thanks to Lord Rodrigue!

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

Raphael
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Oh, but then how do we cross?

Ignatz

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

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

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

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

Lysithea

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

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

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

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

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

Marianne

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Marianne
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My adoptive father is planning on supporting the Riegan family in the upcoming operation.

Marianne
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He says it's the perfect opportunity to get both the Alliance and the Kingdom on his side.

Marianne
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He even insisted that I promote the good name of House Edmund to the people of the Kingdom.

Marianne
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No... I'm not very good at this sort of thing...

Marianne
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He'll see right through me if I lie, so I can't ignore the request...

Marianne
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But I suppose I did just tell you, so that must count for something.

Hilda

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Hilda
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Claude says he's on our side. I know everything will be fine if we leave it to him!

Hilda
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He may act like a layabout, but he's actually smart. And although Claude isn't honest about some things, you can trust him when it counts.

Hilda
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No, I'm sure it'll be fine! That's just my gut feeling, but still.

Hilda
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Yeah, he'll do us proud! That's just my gut feeling, but still.

Leonie

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Leonie
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Lord Rodrigue seems reliable. But even with his help, aren't we still a little shorthanded?

Leonie
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We can probably make it to the Great Bridge of Myrddin. But beyond that, I don't know.

Leonie
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Don't let Dimitri push you too much, Professor. It'll shorten your life for sure.

Seteth

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Seteth
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So, the renowned Shield of Faerghus is now on our side. That is quite reassuring.

Seteth
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Not only will he provide valuable support in battle, but he has also brought us much-needed supplies.

Seteth
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We cannot grow complacent, however. We must take the Imperial capital as soon as possible.

Flayn

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Flayn
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Being here brings back all manner of memories.

Flayn
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The days I spent studying here with you and everyone else—those days were so special to me.

Flayn
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They truly were some of the warmest days of my life. I hold them dear in my heart.

Flayn
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And now, to be forced to fight with those I was once so close to, my friends... It is most saddening.

Hanneman

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

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

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

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

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

Manuela

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

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

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

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

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

Gilbert

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Gilbert
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House Fraldarius is a military house. They swore fealty to the royal family at the Kingdom's founding.

Gilbert
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The current family head, Lord Rodrigue, was raised like a brother to the former king.

Gilbert
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He harbors a loyalty that goes beyond mere duty. Perhaps this is why he was willing to lend us his aid.

Alois

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Alois
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I thought House Fraldarius had an invasion of their own to worry about.

Alois
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I'm impressed Lord Rodrigue was willing to provide us all these reinforcements and supplies.

Alois
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The knights' morale is really boosted, seeing as they have had their first good meal in a while.

Alois
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Let's hope we can keep this up, and take down the Great Bridge of Myrddin!

Catherine

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Catherine
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Gwendal made the ultimate sacrifice in service of House Rowe.

Catherine
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I understand that feeling. I'd do anything for Lady Rhea.

Catherine
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You think we should have stopped him. You might be right about that.

Catherine
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I'm surprised. I didn't peg you as the kind of person to say that sort of thing.

Catherine
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At any rate, it's up to the individual how to demonstrate loyalty.

Shamir

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Shamir
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So, House Riegan accepted. I knew the leader of the Alliance wouldn't refuse.

Shamir
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Still, we can't let our guard down. There's no telling when he'll turn on us.

Shamir
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If we advance through the Alliance into the Empire, our chances for reconnaissance will be limited.

Shamir
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I just hope it goes according to plan.

Cyril

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Cyril
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Lady Rhea must be so scared. We gotta find her quick as we can.

Cyril
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We got reinforcements from the Kingdom people now, right? Then we oughta be able to go save her!

Rodrigue

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Rodrigue
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Even after all these decades, the academy hasn't changed a bit.

Rodrigue
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I remember it well, even now. I used to sneak out of lectures with Lambert almost every day...

Rodrigue
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I suppose this is not the time for an old man's nostalgia.

Rodrigue
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We have received approval from House Riegan. We should set out as soon as you're ready.

Gatekeeper

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Gatekeeper
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Greetings, Professor! Nothing to report!

Gatekeeper
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Lord Rodrigue is revered by all as the Shield of Faerghus.

Gatekeeper
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I was imagining a more stern-faced fellow, but he's actually quite friendly. Shocking!

Gatekeeper
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I heard that he recently spent the night drinking in the dining hall with soldiers from the church...

Merchant

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Merchant
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I've been away from Garreg Mach for a while, but I came back when I heard the rumors of what you were doing.

Merchant
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The scars of five years ago may still be raw, but it's nice to be back.

Merchant
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Anyway, I'm going to start up business here again, so I look forward to your patronage!

Soldier

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Soldier
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We were raised by Lord Rodrigue himself to be the elite of the elite.

Soldier
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Even if our enemy is the Empire's vast army, we can overcome the difference in numbers.

Soldier
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The one thing that could prove to be a problem is if our food and supplies don't hold up.

Soldier
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If we attack the Imperial capital before the Kingdom capital, we'll have to be swift if we want to prevail.

Kingdom Knight

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Kingdom Knight
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Lord Gwendal was pretty tough. If only he'd been on our side, he would have been a great ally.

Kingdom Knight
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But it was Lord Gwendal himself who made the decision to throw his lot in with the Empire alongside his liege.

Kingdom Knight
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I will neither pity him nor mourn for him. It would be an insult to his honor.

Kingdom Knight
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To follow the path of justice, as long as life endures. That is the duty of a knight of Faerghus.

Kingdom Knight

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Kingdom Knight
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From the outset, House Riegan and House Gloucester have been fighting over leadership of the Alliance.

Kingdom Knight
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Then this war comes along...and their opinions are split about whether to ally with the Empire or not.

Kingdom Knight
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Their existing enmity only worsened, leading them to full-on conflict with one another.

Kingdom Knight
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However, the leader of the Alliance is a very shrewd man... It's difficult to predict what he'll do at this point.

Knight of Seiros

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Knight of Seiros
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Do you really think it's a good idea to trust Claude?

Knight of Seiros
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If you let yourself get taken in by his silver tongue, you might wind up regretting it...

Knight of Seiros
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The thing is, ah... Five years ago, I was taken in by his tricks myself...

Knight of Seiros
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I was given a long and grueling lecture by my unit leader that day... Urgh. The memory of it is still too painful...

Soldier

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

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

Yuri

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

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

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

Yuri
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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
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I hear Claude's gonna fight the good fight with us. Heh, not a bad ally to have, that one.

Balthus
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Something about him is untrustworthy, but from what I hear, he's a man who keeps his promises.

Balthus
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Eh, sort of? We're both Alliance nobility, and we've crossed paths a handful of times these past five years.

Balthus
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It's fine by me. At least until we pass the Great Bridge, he'll be valuable from a tactical standpoint.

Balthus
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I honestly have no clue what will happen after we cross the bridge...

Constance

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

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

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

Constance
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However, if we succeed in defeating the Empire and rebuilding the Kingdom, I may yet achieve my dream.

Hapi

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Hapi
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That sorcerer who runs the Kingdom capital... Cornelia's her name, yeah?

Hapi
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The woman who kidnapped me was called that too. But it's probably just a coincidence.

Hapi
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Super common name. You can't swing a dead cat without hitting a Cornelia. Right?

Anna

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

Abysskeeper
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Some Kingdom noble called Rodrigue has been footing the bill to feed the people of Garreg Mach. Feeding the hungry with his own gold... Just, wow!

Abysskeeper
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Even the folks down here have been getting a share of the provisions. Needless to say, this Rodrigue guy is popular these days. We're all very grateful.

Rogue

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

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

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

Resident

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Resident
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I heard the Kingdom fell. If that's true, why are there Kingdom soldiers right above us?

Resident
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Do you know what's going on?

Resident
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That so? Sounds like a good business opportunity. Thanks for the tip. Time to rake in some gold.

Rogue

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Rogue
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I hurt my leg in the last battle. Had to take shelter down here—nowhere else to go.

Rogue
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Be careful up there. All sides are bringing their strongest people to this fight.

Monk

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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.