Dimitri

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Dimitri

I really caused trouble for you, didn't I... I am so sorry. Truly.

Dimitri

I am also...eternally grateful to you.

Dimitri

Now, it's time to go to the Kingdom capital. I hope that you will lend me your strength once again.

Ferdinand

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Ferdinand

Dimitri hated the Empire with a fiery passion. At Gronder, driven by fury, he sent many good knights to their doom...

Ferdinand

Now he appears to be freed from that hatred.

Ferdinand

If he can make thoughtful decisions, unswayed by his emotions, he may make a fine king someday.

Ferdinand

No, they are not. A king must strive to be a king first and a human second.

Ferdinand

No, they cannot. Kingly judgment has to be wholly separate from the emotions of the individual.

Linhardt

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Linhardt

There are stories of Heroes' Relics a thousand years ago of which we have no real evidence today.

Linhardt

So many, in fact, that I'm led to wonder if those Relics are nothing more than legends...

Linhardt

Especially since we know of Relics like those passed down in the families of the 10 Fódlan Elites.

Caspar

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Caspar

Can you believe it, Professor? Dimitri actually apologized to me!

Caspar

Remember that awful business between him and my uncle Randolph?

Caspar

He just came by and said he was sorry for all of that.

Caspar

That was behind us as far as I was concerned, but even so...

Caspar

It seems like he's changed for the better.

Bernadetta

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Bernadetta

It's always so peaceful coming back here. But it's hard to relax knowing we have to go out on another expedition again so soon.

Bernadetta

And now we're headed to the Kingdom? That sounds hard! Oh, really hard! Don't you think?!

Bernadetta

I knew you'd think so! I knew you— Ow! Oh, ow. Can't believe I tried to hug you through the door...

Bernadetta

Of course you'd say that! Why'd I even ask?!

Dorothea

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Dorothea

So many people died in the battle at Gronder...

Dorothea

And here we are, preparing for the next battle, as if nothing happened the day before.

Dorothea

It's almost easier to think about war as theater, with the stage an entire continent.

Dorothea

Something like that. If an accident happens on stage, the next day's performance must be unaffected.

Dorothea

Even if an accident happens on stage, the next day you have to sing as though nothing happened.

Dorothea

Everyone just pretends like everything is fine... focusing on their role in the play.

Petra

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Petra

Taking back the land of home has the most importance.

Petra

That is why I am fighting...all for my land of home.

Petra

Actually, there is more... I am also fighting for you and for everyone here.

Dedue

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Dedue

Everyone is saying His Highness is back to his old self, but I do not think that is accurate.

Dedue

What he was until recently is what he had been for as long as I've known him. So tortured by his compassion for the fallen that it had driven him mad.

Dedue

He has always been too kind to be king. He has always felt too much for the weak and the dead.

Dedue

That is exactly why I look up to him.

Felix

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Felix

He'll need to excel as a leader, if he's to make up for my old man's death.

Felix

Though if my father could see Dimitri now, he'd be glad to have made the sacrifice.

Felix

Don't you dare tell anyone I said that.

Ashe

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Ashe

I was born and raised in Faerghus, but I've never actually been to Fhirdiad.

Ashe

Do you think it'll still be cold at this time of year? I can't even imagine.

Ashe

You're right. It's an important battle, so let's make sure we're ready for anything.

Ashe

Good point. I'll check with His Highness.

Sylvain

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Sylvain

I don't feel like I can just forget all the awful stuff he's done...

Sylvain

But if His Highness is owning up to his past, and trying to move forward...

Sylvain

I figure I can give him that chance.

Sylvain

We've been friends since we were kids. I'm gonna be there for him all the way to the end.

Mercedes

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Mercedes

I agree that we should head for Fhirdiad, but let's not forget our search for Lady Rhea!

Mercedes

The soldiers from the church are going to set up a base at the Great Bridge of Myrddin.

Mercedes

They'll be able to keep up the search while we head for the Kingdom capital!

Annette

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Annette

The Kingdom capital... It's been way too long since I was there last...

Annette

Oh, Professor! I didn't mean, ah... It's not that I'm looking forward to it or anything.

Annette

Ah! Please don't tease me like that!

Annette

I know that! We're preparing for battle!

Annette

It's just...when I think of us finally saving everyone in Fhirdiad, it makes me a little happy. OK, maybe a lot happy.

Annette

The Kingdom capital is under the tight control of Cornelia, who was ennobled by the Empire.

Annette

Judging by what we heard from Lord Rodrigue, it sounds like she's a tyrant.

Annette

But all of that ends soon. Let's get there quickly!

Ingrid

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Ingrid

We buried Lord Rodrigue's body ourselves.

Ingrid

There wasn't time to do things properly. It pains me that I was unable to take him home to his territory.

Ingrid

Once this war is over, I'd like to hold a proper funeral for him.

Ingrid

For now, we need to focus on taking back Fhirdiad.

Ingrid

All will be well eventually. I know we can win.

Lorenz

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Lorenz

It seems we will soon set foot in Fhirdiad.

Lorenz

I used to live there, you know. Though that was before my time in the Officers Academy.

Lorenz

No, of course not. There is a school of magic there, which I was enrolled in for a time.

Lorenz

That's right. I was enrolled at the school of magic there for a time.

Lorenz

Trouble within the Kingdom forced me to return to Alliance lands. There was much I had yet to learn.

Raphael

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Raphael

You know when you work your muscles and they start screaming? That means you gotta be nice to them.

Raphael

If your muscles are hungry, you gotta feed them, and let them rest when they're tired.

Raphael

Whaddya mean, "how"? You just gotta eat and sleep! It's pretty obvious...

Raphael

Of course! If my muscles hurt, then I hurt. If they're hungry, well then I'm hungry too!

Raphael

What's with the confused face, Professor? You look like you don't get a word I'm saying!

Ignatz

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Ignatz

The battle at Gronder Field was gruesome, wasn't it?

Ignatz

But perhaps it's irresponsible to look away—to close our eyes to the horrors of war.

Ignatz

Thank you. But I think I do actually.

Ignatz

As survivors, we must ensure that all these lives were not lost in vain. We must see the tragic foundations upon which we'll build our future.

Ignatz

May an age of peace rise from the ashes, so that all this sacrifice means something.

Lysithea

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Lysithea

I'm relieved the prince seems to have finally come to his senses.

Lysithea

Though it's a real shame that Lord Rodrigue passed away. It really is.

Lysithea

But now I think we're starting to see a sliver of hope for the future of Fódlan.

Marianne

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Marianne

I never used to care whether I lived or died...

Marianne

But after seeing so much death firsthand, I now realize how precious life truly is.

Marianne

I'm ashamed of how arrogant I was to think that death could mean so little...

Hilda

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Hilda

Fhirdiad, huh? I've always wanted to go there.

Hilda

But I'd rather be visiting for fun, and during a warmer season.

Hilda

And going into battle? Not exactly an appealing prospect!

Hilda

Heh, I'm just teasing. I'll do what I can to help. I'm just so relieved that Dimitri is his old self again.

Leonie

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Leonie

Dimitri's completely changed. Or maybe I should say he's finally back to normal.

Leonie

Either way, I'm glad he's come around to the idea of retaking Fhirdiad.

Leonie

With our current troops, there's no way we could handle the Imperial capital. We wouldn't even get past Fort Merceus.

Seteth

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Seteth

It seems we are headed for the Kingdom capital this month. The Church of Seiros stands ready to lend its aid to you and Dimitri.

Seteth

It may be a roundabout route, but I believe this path will still eventually take us to Rhea.

Seteth

Besides—saving the people of Faerghus is just what she would want us to do.

Flayn

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Flayn

Standing face to face with those whom I went to school with. On the field of battle...

Flayn

How inhuman war is—how horrifying. My heart feels shattered.

Flayn

It is my hope that this war marks the end of such foolish behavior.

Hanneman

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Hanneman

There's a school of sorcery in Fhirdiad, which is staffed by the top minds of magical research.

Hanneman

The study of Crests and sorcery should not be separate.

Hanneman

I've often thought I should pay them a visit someday.

Hanneman

I never imagined I might end up invading the place with an army though. Not how I imagined it at all.

Manuela

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Manuela

Fighting with three different groups in the mix was as confusing as it was difficult to survive.

Manuela

Enemies and allies dying one on top of the other... What an absolute mess, huh?

Manuela

If only I had my infirmary out in Gronder, maybe I could have saved a few more lives.

Gilbert

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Gilbert

I am very grateful to you. I could never have achieved this on my own.

Gilbert

This is all thanks to you and Lord Rodrigue.

Gilbert

This month, we will invade Fhirdiad by way of the Fraldarius domain.

Gilbert

Leave the negotiations with House Fraldarius to me. You make ready for the actual battle.

Gilbert

It is a tricky business, but we are taking our first steps forward.

Alois

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Alois

The emperor was wounded at Gronder Field. What do you think is going on in the Empire now?

Alois

The Leicester Alliance has really suffered a blow as well. Who knows what will become of them?

Alois

From now on, we have to pay close attention to how the rest of Fódlan is doing.

Catherine

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Catherine

If we're headed to the Kingdom capital, that means we're further away from rescuing Lady Rhea.

Catherine

But it can't be helped, can it?

Catherine

Perhaps some people will question this decision, but I trust your judgment.

Catherine

Lady Rhea would want us to help in Fhirdiad. She'd scold us if we rescued her and left innocent people suffering.

Shamir

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Shamir

So we're turning around and heading for the Kingdom capital? Ridiculous.

Shamir

Tell him to cease this nonsense.

Shamir

Isn't there a saying in Fódlan? Something about those with power knowing how to use it?

Shamir

If he's not careful, the goddess will send her saints to smite him. Not that I believe that...

Cyril

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Cyril

Guess what I noticed. I can see further than most other people can see.

Cyril

But I can't figure the point of seeing further than an arrow can fly, since I can't shoot what I see.

Cyril

I suppose I could see a whole horde of enemies coming and run away. That's kinda useful, at least.

Cyril

Yeah, I suppose it could be real useful for finding Lady Rhea too.

Cyril

Thanks, Professor. I think I get it now. I'm gonna put my eyes to real good use.

Gatekeeper

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Gatekeeper

Greetings, Professor! Nothing to report!

Gatekeeper

Fhirdiad is a city with a long history that goes back to before Faerghus gained its independence.

Gatekeeper

I'd like to visit that place at least once before I die, but I'm afraid I have my own work to attend to. It's hard being so dedicated!

Gatekeeper

Ah, well. I'll go there for some leisurely sightseeing once Fódlan knows peace!

Churchgoer

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Churchgoer

I've come to deliver vegetables we harvested in the village to the monastery's dining hall.

Churchgoer

Because of the season, I couldn't really pick that much, but I wanted to help you guys out, even just a little bit.

Churchgoer

We're busily planting seeds, so when things start to grow, I'll be back.

Merchant

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Merchant

If you manage to take back Fhirdiad, it'll make it a bit easier for us to do business.

Merchant

Taxes in the Faerghus Dukedom are ridiculously high. Makes it hard to even think about trading.

Merchant

That Cornelia woman... What does she use that ample tax money for, anyway?

Merchant

From the Empire's perspective, I suppose it makes sense to squeeze the former Kingdom territories for all they're worth...

Merchant

But if they throw those territories into total ruin, doesn't that defeat the purpose of conquering them?

Kingdom Knight

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Kingdom Knight

Up until a few decades ago, Fhirdiad was a disorderly city. Even the water supply was poorly constructed.

Kingdom Knight

As such, it was a hotbed of sickness and disease.

Kingdom Knight

The late king hired a researcher named Cornelia, who advised that he give top priority to improving the city's infrastructure.

Kingdom Knight

In the space of just a few years, the city was transformed into a place of beauty and order.

Kingdom Knight

At the same time, the diseases that had plagued our land loosened their grip, one after another. It was miraculous.

Soldier

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Soldier

I can still hardly believe we managed to win against numbers like that!

Soldier

Oh... Unless the real me is lying dead in Gronder, and this is all just a happy dream...

Soldier

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Soldier

The fish in this pond get fed every day, so they're swimming all lazy and serene...

Soldier

But the only reason they're kept here is so that they can one day be used for food.

Soldier

But the fish don't know that, so they just swim around happily...

Soldier

It's a bit of a miserable thought, but aren't soldiers much the same?

Knight of Seiros

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Knight of Seiros

After that great battle earlier, the balance of power in Fódlan has shifted greatly...

Knight of Seiros

To get revenge for all our fallen friends, we'll have to stake our lives on the fight that lies before us.

Soldier

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Soldier

Edelgard, Claude, His Highness...

Soldier

All the house leaders from way back when assembled again at Gronder.

Soldier

I wonder what their thoughts were as they headed out to the battlefield...

Yuri

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Yuri

We've come so far... I hate that we're headed to the Kingdom capital now.

Yuri

But it's not like we have much choice. We don't have the numbers to face the Empire head on.

Yuri

So we've just gotta shut it and deal.

Balthus

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Balthus

Get this, pal. I swung by the training ground and ran into that Dimitri guy. Haven't seen him in ages.

Balthus

He seems less rabid, but he's still too damn serious. It's depressing.

Balthus

I challenged him to a brawl, hoping for a quick knockout. Didn't work out that way. We went at it for quite a while. He's a tough one.

Balthus

What was I supposed to do? Invite him to tea? Trade hugs? Ha! Not in a million years, pal.

Balthus

True. The two of us could have taken him down, no problem.

Balthus

Between you and me...the man is stunning in battle! Nearly on par with myself! Bet the ladies can't get enough.

Constance

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Constance

It's a shame that our path is taking us far from the Imperial capital, but I don't feel too badly about it.

Constance

It takes us closer to the Fhirdiad School of Sorcery, where I explored many branches of study.

Constance

This way, I can repay my debt to the teachers who gave me such invaluable guidance.

Hapi

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Hapi

If we're going to the Kingdom capital, that means I'll run into the lady who... Well, you know.

Hapi

No, I'm definitely not in a rush to confront that one.

Hapi

That's a bit much. I'm not nearly pompous enough to call anyone my "archenemy."

Hapi

We'll just have to see what happens when I meet her face-to-face.

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Anna

A class reunion on the battlefield? That's...bleak. That must have been so hard on everyone.

Anna

You gotta keep looking after them all. I mean, they still look to you for guidance, you know?

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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

I hear there was a huge battle recently. Glad to see you made it back safe and sound.

Abysskeeper

Maybe there's life after death, or maybe that's just a bunch of pretty words. Either way, we should live like our time here is all we've got.

Resident

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Resident

Got a wager for ya. My friend says there's twice as many women in Abyss as men. You think he's right?

Resident

Good eye. You win. Here, have a little something.

Resident

No way. You got eyes? Take a look around.

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Resident

Good eye. You win. Here, have a little something.

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Resident

No way. You got eyes? Take a look around.

Resident

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Resident

I hear there was a pretty spectacular battle up there recently, but we don't hear a lot about that stuff.

Resident

There was a lot of talk when it first started, but five years on... It's just a fact of life.

Resident

What? There have been lots of battles on the surface recently? I hadn't heard! See what I mean?!

Resident

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Resident

I've...been close with one of the Kingdom soldiers I met in town...

Resident

He talked about how he hated the war. We'd just gotten engaged... I thought he'd stay...

Resident

He didn't want to invade the Empire, but he left for the front anyway... He never came back...

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.