Dimitri

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Dimitri
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I can finally kill her... Finally... I can avenge them...

Ferdinand

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Ferdinand
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We captured the Great Bridge of Myrddin, but the fight has only just begun.

Ferdinand
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Enbarr, the Imperial Capital, lies far to the south, beyond Gronder Field.

Ferdinand
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And waiting for us on the way there is the entire Imperial army, with twice as many troops as us.

Ferdinand
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We had better brace ourselves.

Linhardt

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Linhardt
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I seem to lack the skills required to grieve for the dead.

Linhardt
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If someone has passed, even someone dear to me, I could stand about and wail or get on with my life.

Linhardt
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While I'm at it, that whole idea that we must speak well of the dead? I don't understand that either.

Linhardt
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If I didn't like them when they were alive, then why pretend to do so when they are no longer here?

Caspar

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Caspar
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After we cross the Great Bridge of Myrddin, we'll be in my father's territory.

Caspar
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We actually crossed it five years ago for the Battle of the Eagle and Lion. Remember?

Caspar
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Ugh! This is terrifying! What am I gonna do? I gotta get a grip...

Caspar
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You think we'll meet him on the battlefield and he'll kill me? The front lines cover a long stretch of land, you know! We might not even run into him!

Caspar
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Oh, no no no. You should pray we don't run into him at all! The front lines cover a long stretch of land, you know!

Bernadetta

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Bernadetta
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So the campaign continues, does it? Well, allow me, as a professional recluse with ten years of experience, to volunteer for, um...staying behind.

Bernadetta
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Oh, who am I kidding? The fighting won't stop until we've defeated Edelgard, will it?

Bernadetta
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Or until we lose, I guess. But there's not much use in thinking about that.

Dorothea

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Dorothea
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The Great Bridge of Myrddin was considerably better fortified than it was five years ago...

Dorothea
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The bridge was full of soldiers...and they all died.

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Dorothea
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And Ferdie was there. We killed Ferdie, Professor, he used to be our friend. Do you remember those days?

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Dorothea
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The Great Bridge of Myrddin was considerably better fortified than it was five years ago...

Dorothea
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The bridge was full of soldiers...and they all died.

Petra

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Petra
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Nobles who are changing allegiance, again and again. I do not have understanding for that.

Petra
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How can you trust if treason comes with ease? How can you be calling yourself a noble?

Petra
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I do not have understanding of the reasoning...

Petra
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Surviving is more difficult without trust. There must be...some other goal.

Petra
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Survival has more importance than that. Are they not knowing this?

Dedue

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Dedue
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You have my sincerest gratitude.

Dedue
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Circumstances, and my wounds, have prevented me from being by His Highness's side these five years.

Dedue
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I am grateful that you have found him for me. I am once again in your debt.

Felix

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Felix
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As powerful as our knights are, we're outnumbered. By a long shot. This won't be easy.

Felix
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It's crazy to attempt this. I guess I'm crazy to go along with it.

Ashe

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Ashe
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If we defeat the Imperial army at Gronder Field, what will our next objective be?

Ashe
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I guess we won't have much choice but to try to take Fort Merceus, on the far side of Gronder Field.

Ashe
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It's probably too soon for us to be thinking about that, isn't it?

Ashe
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The battle just ahead of us is far from certain.

Sylvain

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Sylvain
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Say we do manage to take down Edelgard here... What do you think His Highness will do next?

Sylvain
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As long as there's a plan, I won't complain. I just, you know, wanna know there is a plan.

Sylvain
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Yeah, I suppose that's the most likely plan since we're traveling with the church and everything.

Sylvain
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Heh, well, I'd be happy if that were the case, but I don't figure that'll actually happen.

Sylvain
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All this isn't just gonna magically end the moment we kill Edelgard. It's gone too far.

Sylvain
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Heh, well, if even you can't say, I guess it's not surprising the rest of us don't know either.

Sylvain
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I suppose we should focus on the battle right in front of us instead of what happens later.

Mercedes

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Mercedes
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So, we're finally going to set foot in the Empire... I'm starting to get a little nervous.

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Mercedes
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We already fought Ferdinand at the Great Bridge of Myrddin, but...

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Mercedes
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I guess there's a good chance we'll be fighting more old friends from here on out.

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Mercedes
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So, we're finally going to set foot in the Empire... I'm starting to get a little nervous.

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Mercedes
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I guess there's a good chance we'll be fighting more old friends from here on out.

Annette

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Annette
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The thought of fighting people who were once our friends...it makes my heart heavy.

Annette
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If it was gonna come to this, maybe I should have avoided making friends with people from the Empire and the Alliance to begin with...

Annette
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You think so too, Professor? I'm glad it's not just me.

Annette
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I just don't know, Professor. I'm having a hard time with it.

Annette
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It did often seem strange to me at the academy that we were studying with all these people from all over the world.

Annette
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But I feel like I've finally started to understand the real reason behind it.

Annette
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The more you get to know people from other places, the harder you'll try to avoid fighting wars with them...

Ingrid

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Ingrid
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Yet another grand battle awaits. Many will lose their lives.

Ingrid
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I am well aware. This is war, after all.

Ingrid
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Yes, let's. We must both make it home in one piece.

Ingrid
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Even considering those we are up against—friends from a time now past—I won't hold back.

Lorenz

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Lorenz
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So, Claude and my father have made peace. That is to be expected.

Lorenz
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They both prioritize their own interests above all else. So long as those interests are in alignment, they will continue to cooperate.

Lorenz
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And based on that reasoning, one might infer that the Alliance should be also willing to work with the Kingdom's military.

Lorenz
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I highly doubt Claude would refuse to assist us, if we were to ask.

Raphael

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I gotta say, it's tough to keep the fighting spirit alive when you recognize your enemies on the battlefield.

Raphael
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So you can't avoid it, huh? How did everything get so messed up?

Raphael
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Hey, come on! Even I know we can't do that!

Raphael
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Just because we're fighting someone doesn't mean we gotta hate 'em!

Raphael
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That's probably the worst thing about war. Win or lose, I still get a bad taste in my mouth.

Ignatz

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Ignatz
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Thanks to our victory, I've been able to study the Great Bridge of Myrddin at my leisure.

Ignatz
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And you know what? It's an astounding structure. So much history there.

Ignatz
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Imagine how much time and effort it must have taken to build something that big. Over water, no less!

Ignatz
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I hope that someday it will be opened up to the people of Fódlan—a historical site, rather than a military checkpoint.

Lysithea

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I'm glad you're the one giving orders on the battlefield, Professor. I don't think we should trust Dimitri with that task...

Lysithea
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Although it's thanks to his obsession that we're wasting no time, taking the shortest route to defeating the Empire.

Lysithea
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I just can't see a bright future for this army, fighting as we are under the banner of a prince possessed.

Lysithea
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Even if we do succeed in defeating the Empire, I wonder what will become of Fódlan.

Lysithea
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I apologize. Whenever I'm with you, I speak more openly than I should. Please keep this between us.

Marianne

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Marianne
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The situation in the Alliance has changed so much, but I haven't heard a word from my adoptive father...

Marianne
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Do you think he's forgotten about me?

Marianne
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If that's the case, I hope he gets even busier.

Marianne
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I'm not overly concerned about him...

Marianne
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I'd actually be happier if he really did forget about me. Everything would be so much easier...

Hilda

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Hilda
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I heard the next battle might take us to Gronder Field. Is that right?

Hilda
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Reminds me of the Battle of the Eagle and Lion. But of course, that was a very different time.

Hilda
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When it was over, all three class heads complimented each other on their bravery.

Hilda
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And then we had a party. But we can never go back to that, can we?

Leonie

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Leonie
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I heard Edelgard is going to be leading her forces personally in the next battle.

Leonie
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Seems pretty reckless to charge right into this one. I'm not sure I like our chances. What do you think?

Leonie
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I don't know why you're so confident, but it does somehow make me feel better.

Leonie
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Hey, how come you only ever flatter me in times like these? What am I supposed to make of that?

Leonie
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Anyway, we've come this far. Let's just keep putting one foot in front of the other and see how far we get.

Seteth

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Seteth
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Each time we press forward, our search for Rhea broadens to a wider area.

Seteth
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I certainly hope we will find at least some clue, but I do suspect I already know where she is.

Seteth
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If I am right, and she is in the Imperial capital, then we cannot save her until we topple the Empire.

Flayn

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Flayn
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The Battle of the Eagle and Lion. Has it truly been five years since then?

Flayn
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Can you recall whether it was before or after I joined your class, Professor?

Flayn
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That is not at all the case, Professor. Your memory serves you poorly.

Flayn
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I am glad you have not forgotten.

Flayn
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It was shortly after I joined your class—I remember it like it was yesterday.

Hanneman

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Hanneman
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When undertaking research, the usual method is to form a hypothesis, then test it with experiments.

Hanneman
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Those experiments reveal facts and falsehoods, yet sometimes, they also unveil an exception.

Hanneman
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You seem to be that exception when it comes to my Crest research.

Hanneman
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Worry not, Professor. Exceptions are what make my work interesting. Why don't the rules apply to you?

Hanneman
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I will find out, eventually. I feel it is my destiny as a Crest scholar!

Manuela

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Manuela
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I hear the next battle could be a big one, is that true?

Manuela
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I miss the old days when, if someone got hurt, we'd rush them to the infirmary and make them well...

Manuela
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But on the battlefield, there's not enough time to help. People die. Professor, don't be one of those!

Gilbert

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Catherine will surely be able to convince Count Charon.

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Gilbert
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All that remains is to wait for a response from the Alliance side...

Gilbert
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For now, there are preparations to be made for the coming battle.

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Gilbert
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All that remains is to wait for a response from the Alliance side...

Gilbert
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For now, there are preparations to be made for the coming battle.

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Gilbert
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Catherine has successfully convinced Count Charon. However...

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Gilbert
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The knights we sent to the Alliance have yet to return.

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Gilbert
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The knights we sent to the Alliance have yet to return.

Alois

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Alois
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Word just reached me that the Empire has stationed soldiers in Fort Merceus.

Alois
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If they decide to dig in their heels and defend the fort, we'll be in a difficult situation.

Alois
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I hear it's an impregnable keep, surrounded by high ramparts. Taking it would not be easy.

Catherine

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Catherine
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Hey, Professor. It's been a while... Well, actually not that long.

Catherine
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If you're here about the reinforcements, no need to worry. I've sorted everything out with my father.

Catherine
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If the Alliance agrees to chip in as well, we might have a real chance at victory.

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Catherine
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Hey, Professor. It's been a while... Well, actually not that long.

Catherine
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If you're here about the reinforcements, no need to worry. I've sorted everything out with my father.

Catherine
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If the Alliance agrees to chip in as well, we might have a real chance at victory.

Shamir

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Shamir
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Reconnaissance is becoming more of a risk the deeper we move into enemy territory.

Shamir
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If I don't come back, assume I'm dead.

Shamir
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I'm glad you think so highly of me, but we have to be realistic.

Shamir
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Good. We have to be realistic.

Shamir
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Don't waste your energy worrying about me.

Cyril

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Cyril
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I gotta keep this place clean, and I mean properly clean, every day. Dust it, sweep it, everything.

Cyril
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You never can tell when Lady Rhea might be back.

Rodrigue

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Rodrigue
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Hm? Oh, it's you, Professor.

Rodrigue
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Sorry, I was a little lost in thought there. About all that has happened, and all that is to come...

Rodrigue
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I'm sure the battles ahead will not be easy, but please take good care of His Highness.

Maiden

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Um...thank you. For bringing me here.

Maiden
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I've been given permission to take part in this next mission too.

Maiden
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I'll finally be able to avenge my brother! I swear... I'll take down that monster!

Gatekeeper

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Gatekeeper
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Greetings, Professor! Nothing to report!

Gatekeeper
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I hear we're sending troops to Gronder Field next. Is that what's what?

Gatekeeper
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That whole area is in the territory of House Bergliez. It's famous as the main granary of Fódlan.

Gatekeeper
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If we could capture it, we probably wouldn't have to worry about food anymore! Bread for all!

Monk

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Monk
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I once saw the prince patting the head of an orphan from the monastery.

Monk
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Does this mean even that cruel man has some empathy in his heart?

Monk
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Was it just a random whim? Maybe my eyes just tricked me...

Soldier

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I can hardly believe we're crossing the borders of the Empire to battle their army. I never thought I'd see the day.

Soldier
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You'd never guess from the calm looks on everyone's faces, though... I mean, we're probably all gonna die, let's be honest.

Soldier
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His Highness, Lord Rodrigue, you... There's really something wrong with the lot of you, I swear...

Merchant

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Merchant
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Yeah... You know, war really is terrible. People die, food becomes scarce...

Merchant
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Weapons and rations start selling like hotcakes, nobles start begging for loans...

Merchant
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Oh, um, I didn't mean... I didn't mean for that to sound so cold, really.

Merchant
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Anyway, where are we off to this time? I hope it's the Alliance...

Soldier

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Edelgard's presence suggests that Hubert is around too.

Soldier
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He is Minister of the Imperial Household, after all.

Soldier
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He's been around Edelgard since they were children. I suppose he must be pretty happy with his current position.

Knight of Seiros

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Knight of Seiros
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So, we're finally moving into enemy territory... We can expect the war to get even more intense from here on out.

Knight of Seiros
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I'm really feeling the tension now. I have almost no experience with battles of this scale.

Knight of Seiros
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Professor... I'll be grateful for your leadership on the battlefield. I know I can trust you!

Yuri

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Yuri
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That Duke Fraldarius is a rather upstanding guy. Getting into his good graces isn't without challenges.

Yuri
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If he were a bit more corrupt, he'd be much more pliable.

Yuri
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I'm not trying to pull anything funny. Just noting that he's a respectable soldier.

Yuri
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I hear he's the sort to have drinks with his men, getting to know them personally.

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Yuri
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Just last night, he and Felix had a chat. I'm sure there's a lot to work out between them.

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Yuri
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That Duke Fraldarius is a rather upstanding guy. Getting into his good graces isn't without challenges.

Yuri
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If he were a bit more corrupt, he'd be much more pliable.

Yuri
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I'm not trying to pull anything funny. Just noting that he's a respectable soldier.

Yuri
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I hear he's the sort to have drinks with his men, getting to know them personally.

Balthus

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We've seen the face of evil. One of its faces at least. Even the Alliance is involved now...

Balthus
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Hopefully we can avoid dragging Alliance territory through the horrors of war.

Balthus
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I may have cut ties with my family, but I still want them to be safe and all...

Constance

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Constance
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Across the bridge is Bergliez territory. It marks the start of our incursion into the Empire.

Constance
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Worry not. I feel no trepidation as we do this.

Constance
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Mark how my spellcraft carries us through to Enbarr, heart of the Empire!

Hapi

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Hapi
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We're fighting people we used to know from the Officers Academy.

Hapi
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Guess that's the kind of thing that happens in war, but...still. It's pretty twisted.

Hapi
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It makes me feel so... Oof. Maybe I'll just try not to think about it.

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

Abysskeeper
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The Great Tree Moon is finally upon us. It's time to celebrate a new year. We only get so many!

Abysskeeper
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Folks up top don't seem to be in the mood to celebrate though. I hate war...

Resident

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I used to be a rather important person in the church, but...I am in exile for committing a crime.

Resident
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I embezzled some money. But it wasn't out of greed!

Resident
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My hometown was pillaged, you see, and the church wasn't putting in enough to rebuild...

Rogue

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Rogue
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What a pain. What an absolute pain.

Rogue
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Concerned, are you? That's nice. A little too nice.

Rogue
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Here's a word of warning—if anyone here asks you for a favor, it's probably just a scam.

Rogue
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...

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Rogue
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What a pain. What an absolute pain.

Rogue
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Concerned, are you? That's nice. A little too nice.

Rogue
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Here's a word of warning—if anyone here asks you for a favor, it's probably just a scam.

Rogue
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...

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Rogue
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Concerned, are you? That's nice. A little too nice.

Rogue
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Here's a word of warning—if anyone here asks you for a favor, it's probably just a scam.

Resident

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Please, you can't tell anyone you saw me here. I'm in hiding from the army.

Resident
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I couldn't stand the war. The violence. I had to get away... But now that I've deserted, I can't go home.

Resident
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Justice, ambition—what does any of that matter if you're dead? I just want to live. Is that so wrong?

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.