Even within the Knights of Seiros, Catherine is
the strongest. By a large margin from what
Why not seek her out as a sparring partner,
Lord Lonato must know that his efforts are futile...
yet he can't help but fight.
If I were in that situation, I would do whatever it
took to ensure victory. You can count on that.
Doubtless, there are times when one must take up
their blade, even if there's no chance of winning.
But this... It's downright senseless. Lord Lonato
If he had enough allies to back his rebellion,
it would be a different matter...
Ah, my apologies. I was just thinking aloud.
This whole situation is a bit too strange for
Even with the necessary preparations in place,
there is always a chance that something unexpected
will occur. Please be ready for anything, Professor.
After Faerghus lost its king, there were many
rebellions. It is likely that Lord Lonato's
provocations are related.
How frustrating that I am too young to take the
throne. Rendered powerless by age... If the throne
is vacant much longer, the Kingdom will fall to ruin!
First that bandit business, and now a noble rebellion?
Are we ever gonna do anything but find and
Well, if we're just going to tie up loose ends,
at least it'll be pretty safe. I don't mind
stretching my legs for this one.
And if Catherine's going, too, there's a good chance
we'll get a look at her Relic in action.
Hey, Teach. There's some minor noble rebelling
in Faerghus, right? He has no chance of winning.
I wonder what he hopes to achieve...
Huh? Are you going along to help? Sounds like an
easy victory, but good luck out there.
Something about this situation doesn't feel right.
Why would a minor lord raise an army against a foe
he cannot possibly hope to defeat?
You have a kind soul, Professor. Now I feel a little
sheepish for showing anger and not empathy.
I apologize for my impetuousness.
I heard about your class's assignment, by the way.
Good luck subduing those treasonous nobles!
My central duty as a noble is to protect the
I abhor those like Lord Lonato, who deliberately
shatter the peace. Utterly disgraceful.
Professor, I feel I must speak to you about Caspar's
I've never seen the like of it. He inhales entire plates
of food in mere seconds.
Hence my mentioning it to you. Good luck
If that is a polite way of calling him a goat, I'm
inclined to agree.
Today's meal was delicious!
Linhardt keeps bothering me about eating too fast.
Says I'm gonna choke or something.
You're really gonna agree with that guy? Why is no
one here on my side?
Absolutely! I knew you'd see things my way.
♪Hm hm-hm hm-hm...♪
H-huh?! Um, is someone there?
What do you want?
Professor, about this month's assignment... Raising
an army against the church? Really?
Though it looks like we won't be fighting, it's still
My understanding is that it will all be subdued
Are you going to fight alongside the Knights
Hmm... Let me know if you meet anyone I might be
interested in, OK?
The plants of Fódlan are different ones than
And people here are unknowing of the spirits who
watch over the earth and bless it. Only the goddess
is known. Is that factual?
This flower is one that is eating insects. Is that
factual too? I am wondering who watches over
the plants in Fódlan...
His Highness is strong. But on the front lines,
anything can happen.
Losing him would be devastating for Faerghus.
I hope the church understands that.
Best be on your guard.
Catherine, hm? Her skill is impressive, I'll admit.
So is her sword.
But I think she's hiding something. Nobody knows
anything about her past.
You should spar with her. She's strong. Stronger than
you are, I'd bet.
Please, Professor, there must be some mistake.
Lonato would never raise arms against the church.
At least, he never said anything to me about it.
What's going to happen to Lonato? If he's killed, I...
I don't know how I'll live with that.
Professor, have you seen Felix around? I swear, as
soon as you take your eyes off him—poof—he's gone.
Ah, of course he's there. Sorry for bothering you,
Ah, right, it is meal time. Sorry for bothering you,
Don't you love looking after horses? I do. They repay
your absolute love and trust with the same.
I wish girls were so easy to deal with...
I've heard whispers about Lord Lonato. They say he
is a very kind and gentle lord.
Why would such a kind man suddenly raise an army?
Oh, Professor. You were working late last night,
weren't you? You shouldn't overdo it.
A ghost might rise up from the well to get you if you
stay up too late! Or so I'm told.
To be honest, I've felt a bit lost here at the
monastery. At a loss for what to do.
Thankfully, a sweet young girl reached out and
offered her help. I believe she's Seteth's little sister.
We're going on a mission with the knights, right?
I wonder if...
Oh... Sorry! It's nothing. I was just wondering
if someone I've been searching for might be
Yes. Well...maybe? If he's here, he's probably
a knight. Though it's also possible he became
Thank you. I'm definitely going to find him one of
Why does His Highness take the side of the people
of Duscur? I just don't understand it.
Only four years ago, they murdered our king
and slaughtered the soldiers and knights who
were with him, all of whom were innocent.
Even if he can forgive them, I can't—not ever.
What they've done is against all codes of honor
We are truly blessed with how fertile the monastery
grounds are. Every day, there's something new
It is a noble's duty to protect the commonfolk, not to
endanger them by rallying armies in such a feckless
and improper manner.
Abuse of that kind is no better than slavery.
A proper noble must guard the people from
such a fate, wouldn't you say?
Precisely why true nobility is well respected.
There can be no legitimate cause for a noble to
abandon that basic obligation. Let us put an end
to this quickly.
Hey, Professor! Do you happen to have any food
on you? I'm starving!
No matter how much I eat before I train, I'm always
so hungry after.
My muscles must be going through a growth spurt!
Ughhh. Why isn't there any food around right now?
This place has so many breathtaking works of art.
I feel like I'm living in a museum.
Each piece can teach us about styles and techniques
from a thousand years ago!
I'm from a family of merchants, so I've been able to
see a lot of art, but I won't pretend to be an expert.
Oh yes, very much. I'm from a family of merchants,
so I've been able to see a lot of art.
Ah, Professor. It would seem that a minor lord in
Faerghus is raising an army...
This poses a threat, obviously. But not one for the
Kingdom—for the church. I mean, Faerghus doesn't
even have a king at present.
There's something...unsettling about this army.
You had better ensure we're fully prepared.
The monastery grounds are far too spread out.
Feels like it takes hours to get from one
area to another.
And, no, that's not because I'm getting lost. I'm a
fully capable, mature person! Who never gets lost.
Oh. Hello, Professor...
Um. Was there something you needed?
Oh! You like horses? I like them too. They're such
I see. I won't bother you, then...
Professor, your clothes are a bit dirty.
If you don't pay attention to your hygiene, the girls
won't like you!
I'd have expected you to be more careful, seeing as
how you're a professor and all.
I hate when my clothes get dirty. That's one of the
many reasons I find it best to train as little
I'm studying here so I can be the best there is,
just like Captain Jeralt.
Do you think I've got it in me to be a top-tier
I'm going to work a lot harder than all the fancy
nobles around here, I can tell you that.
I do! Though, it's about so much more than being
rich. It's about honor.
If you have a moment, I would like a word. It has
been brought to my attention that certain individuals
have been making advances toward Flayn.
You wouldn't happen to know anything about that,
Have you witnessed any such behavior?
If you do see anyone getting too close with Flayn,
please, inform me of it at once.
If you see anything similar in the future,
please inform the perpetrators of their peril.
If the flowers within the greenhouse are removed,
they will soon wilt and wither... Is that not so,
I feel I can empathize with them... The flowers.
Flowers that thrive—despite their environment—
are truly inspiring, are they not?
I'm sorry, but I must vent to someone,
Professor. You're familiar with Manuela's
slovenly behavior, yes?
That woman! She borrowed a book last week and
returned it with stains of unknown origin on the
cover, and several pages either folded or torn.
Just now, she dropped a sandwich on the floor,
picked it up and kept eating. When she saw my
shock, she said simply, "Three second rule." Ugh!
Did you hear? There's news of someone in the
Kingdom raising an army.
The Kingdom, the Empire, the Alliance... They do
love a good war, don't they?
Spilling the blood of young men and women...
and for what? Just to enjoy the horror of it?
Past here is the Holy Mausoleum, where the saints
of the Church of Seiros slumber.
Sorry, but only a select few members of the church
are allowed entry.
It's open to the public on only one day of the year,
for the Goddess's Rite of Rebirth.
Here to train? You really are as hardworking
as they say.
Spoken like a true hard worker.
Huh. Maybe the gossip's wrong. Hardworking
people usually don't like to make a big fuss about it.
Castle Gaspard, eh? I've been there once before.
Many years ago...
It was by request of the son of that family...
Christophe, I think it was.
Pointing a sword at the Holy Church of Seiros is
akin to pointing a sword at the goddess herself.
Meting out appropriate punishment to the
sinful... It is a sacred duty with which we have
As a member of the church yourself, I hope that you
will take that to heart.
You have spent quite some time in here,
engaging in such idle chatter.
Do you not know that we have not a moment left
Forgotten? I don't believe that is the truth. No, it is
more likely you were dreaming the whole day away.
You must try harder from now on.
What? I desired fresh air.
Professor, I heard that you may battle alongside
Even among the knights, she is something special—
a holy knight who is able to wield a Hero's Relic.
Still...she can be a mite difficult.
Greetings, Professor! Nothing to report!
Have you talked with Catherine yet? If the knights
are the cream of the crop, she's the cream of
Oh, and that Relic of hers! I hear it's nothing short
Things we can't obtain here are likely obtainable by
way of the underground.
Are you unfamiliar with Garreg Mach's
underground? The place is an absolute paradise
for those who can't stay above ground.
Those Abyssian idiots. All they ever do is
We'd best purge the entire underbelly of
Since we're heading to Castle Gaspard, that means
we'll be passing through Magdred Way.
The road is well known for its beautiful
Depending on the time of year, it can be incredibly
foggy, though. When it's like that, you can't enjoy
the lovely scenery...
Lucky for us, it shouldn't be too foggy while
we're there. Not that we'll have time for
I hear that Lord Lonato served the king of Faerghus's
older brother when he was younger. Or something
He already had status and prestige, so why raise
Eh, I guess it's none of my business.
Next month is when a very important ceremony
will be taking place at the monastery.
Pilgrims from all corners of Fódlan have already
started to gather in anticipation.
I pray that you are able to nip this trouble in the bud
as soon as possible.
Catherine has invited me to train with her.
How much do you think I should train before I'm
ready to train with someone that strong?
Lord Lonato... He used to stay at the monastery
He was such a pious man. A true believer...
Such a terrible shame. I wonder what changed him...
Can't say I'm surprised about Lord Lonato launching
The writing was on the wall. If anything, it's more
surprising it didn't happen sooner.
Lord Lonato answers to Count Rowe of Faerghus,
the man who adopted me. That's how I got into the
I'm not in contact with the count anymore, but
that's how I know so much.
I'm not going to waste energy laying it out for you.
Not much point, and you'll understand eventually.
Gaspard territory smacks of war. It'll be interesting
to see how things shake out.
Whoever you are, it doesn't matter much to me.
But I do advise getting out of here before you get
tangled up in trouble.
Unless you've been sent here under someone's
orders. In which case, I'll happily show you a good
time. Heh heh...
Hmmm. You're that mercenary turned professor,
aren't you? The one who showed up at the monastery
Yeah, you're the one I've heard so much about.
Well, I guess it's fine you're here, then.
You can call me Yuri. You'll want to remember that,
if you ever come down here again.
Hey, pal. Haven't seen any suspicious types on the
surface lately, have you? Beefy, mean-looking folks?
Beautiful. Guess those lowlifes haven't tracked me
Damn. Guess those lowlifes finally tracked me down.
Bounty hunters are the worst, yeah? They can't just
let me be, so I have to go through the trouble of
roughing 'em up.
Haven't seen your face before. You're clearly not
from around here.
Ah, you're that new teacher everyone's been yapping
about. And yet...you look younger than me. Weird.
The name's Balthus. Formerly of the Alliance.
Do you have some need of me? I assure you, I am
busier than I may seem.
Oh? You would argue the point? Do you claim to
have a view inside my mind?
Yes, I thought not.
I warn you that I don't suffer fools.
I'm doing strenuous mental exercises. My magical
theories require rigorous fine-tuning.
I shall never finish this task if I am not left to my own
devices. Run along, now.
And who might you be? Not an Abyssian, that much
is clear at a glance.
A visitor from above, perhaps? With what purpose?
Oh...but of course. You must be the new teacher
specially appointed by Lady Rhea. That is it, yes?
Rumors have been flying underground about you.
Well, then! I am Constance von Nuvelle.
It's a pleasure to make your acquaintance.
Someone's raising an army in the Kingdom, I heard.
Normally I wouldn't care about that kind of thing...
But this army's picking a fight with the church,
so as far as I'm concerned, more power to 'em.
Hate's a strong word. I'm just saying, they might
have a good reason to rebel.
Hm, good point. Wouldn't want someone on Rhea's
payroll to hear about my trash talk. Mum's the word.
I'm just saying, they might have a good reason
Rhea and her lackeys like to pretend they're always
in the right, but they're not. No one is.
Who are you? Wait, shut up, let me guess.
You're...that new professor, right? You just started
teaching up on the surface.
Even here, people have been talking about you.
Not that the gossip got everything right.
I heard you were beautiful, but obviously that was
Hey, Professor. How's it going? Making lots of coin?
I'd love to catch up, but I'm super busy right now.
Working. For money. You understand.
There's unrest everywhere these days. All of my
fellow merchants seem to be endangered.
I hope things go back to normal soon. People need
more to smile about, aside from my great deals.
Abyss? You're interested in that place, are you?
Ancient sprawling remains deep below
Garreg Mach... That's Abyss.
Some folks have made their home there. Obviously
they all have their reasons and tales to tell.
But only the most enterprising merchant
would venture near it. My advice? Avoid
going there yourself.
Hey, you. Listen up. I've got something to report.
Lots of things happen down here. Lots of reports
need to be reported. And for all reportable things,
I'm your guy.
Oh! Have you explored Abyss, yet? Some shiny
treasures here. Much better than up top. Fact:
treasure likes to be underground.
You're one of those treasure snobs who thinks their
treasure is better than everyone else's, are ya?
Those types really get my goat.
Hey, you. You're from up top, right?
What business do you have here?
Wait a minute... Ah, got it. You're that new
professor, aren't you? I suppose that means I
have to let you pass.
I guess...welcome to Abyss! This town is full of
rough-and-toughs, so watch your back down here.
Mercy! I beg you!
Kostas never meant to attack the church!
He was tricked!
They don't understand that. They'll kill me!
But you... You could let me go! Please!
I...I understand. Then take me to the surface...
I've got a quiet life waiting for me back home.
I'll never cause trouble again, I swear. Thank you!
Despite what my appearance might suggest, I was
actually born a noble.
No one in my generation bore a Crest, however.
When the next generation proved to be flush with
Crests, my father and I were cast aside...
Ah, I see. So you are Jeralt's child. You so resemble
I did indeed. I was acquainted with your parents.
I've been wanting to speak with you for a while now.
I am nothing more than a common monk. I knew
your parents...once upon a time.
I've been gone from the monastery for some time
now because... Well, it matters not.
Might I...ask a favor of you?
Do you mind terribly picking up some fresh flowers
to place upon your mother's grave?
I am certain she'd be deeply moved to receive a gift
Thank you so much. This is just the type of flower
she once loved so dearly.
I can rest easy now.
I must be off. Take especially good care of yourself,
Please, look after Jeralt. She'd have wanted that.