Dimitri

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Dimitri

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

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

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

Felix

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

Felix

My uncle is a reliable man. But still.

Felix

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

Felix

Only a fool would abandon his own territory.

Ashe

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Ashe

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

Ashe

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

Ashe

That thought makes me really happy to be here now.

Ashe

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

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

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

Mercedes

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

Mercedes

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

Mercedes

We can enjoy it together over some tea!

Mercedes

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

Mercedes

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

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

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

Ingrid

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

Ingrid

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

Raphael

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Raphael

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

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

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

Marianne

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

Marianne

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

Marianne

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

Marianne

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

Marianne

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

Hilda

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Hilda

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

Hilda

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

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

Hilda

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

Leonie

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Leonie

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

Leonie

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

Leonie

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

Seteth

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Seteth

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

Seteth

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

Seteth

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

Flayn

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Flayn

Being here brings back all manner of memories.

Flayn

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

Flayn

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

Flayn

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

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.

Gilbert

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Gilbert

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

Gilbert

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

Gilbert

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

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

Alois

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

Alois

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

Alois

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

Catherine

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Catherine

Gwendal made the ultimate sacrifice in service of House Rowe.

Catherine

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

Catherine

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

Catherine

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

Catherine

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

Shamir

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Shamir

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

Shamir

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

Shamir

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

Shamir

I just hope it goes according to plan.

Cyril

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Cyril

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

Cyril

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

Rodrigue

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Rodrigue

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

Rodrigue

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

Rodrigue

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

Rodrigue

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

Gatekeeper

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Gatekeeper

Greetings, Professor! Nothing to report!

Gatekeeper

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

Gatekeeper

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

Gatekeeper

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

Merchant

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Merchant

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

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

Merchant

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

Soldier

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Soldier

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

Soldier

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

Soldier

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

Soldier

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

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

Kingdom Knight

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

Kingdom Knight

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

Kingdom Knight

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

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

Kingdom Knight

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

Kingdom Knight

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

Kingdom Knight

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

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

Knight of Seiros

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

Knight of Seiros

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

Knight of Seiros

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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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.

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

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

Balthus

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

Balthus

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

Balthus

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

Balthus

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

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

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

Hapi

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Hapi

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

Hapi

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

Hapi

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

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

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

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

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

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

Resident

Do you know what's going on?

Resident

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

Rogue

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Rogue

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

Rogue

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

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.