I really caused trouble for you, didn't I...
I am so sorry. Truly.
I am also...eternally grateful to you.
Now, it's time to go to the Kingdom capital. I hope
that you will lend me your strength once again.
Dimitri hated the Empire with a fiery passion.
At Gronder, driven by fury, he sent many good
knights to their doom...
Now he appears to be freed from that hatred.
If he can make thoughtful decisions, unswayed by
his emotions, he may make a fine king someday.
No, they are not. A king must strive to be a
king first and a human second.
No, they cannot. Kingly judgment has to be wholly
separate from the emotions of the individual.
There are stories of Heroes' Relics a thousand years
ago of which we have no real evidence today.
So many, in fact, that I'm led to wonder if those
Relics are nothing more than legends...
Especially since we know of Relics like those passed
down in the families of the 10 Fódlan Elites.
Can you believe it, Professor? Dimitri actually
apologized to me!
Remember that awful business between him and my
He just came by and said he was sorry for all of that.
That was behind us as far as I was concerned,
but even so...
It seems like he's changed for the better.
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.
And now we're headed to the Kingdom? That sounds
hard! Oh, really hard! Don't you think?!
I knew you'd think so! I knew you— Ow! Oh, ow.
Can't believe I tried to hug you through the door...
Of course you'd say that! Why'd I even ask?!
So many people died in the battle at Gronder...
And here we are, preparing for the next battle, as if
nothing happened the day before.
It's almost easier to think about war as theater,
with the stage an entire continent.
Something like that. If an accident happens on stage,
the next day's performance must be unaffected.
Even if an accident happens on stage, the next day
you have to sing as though nothing happened.
Everyone just pretends like everything is fine...
focusing on their role in the play.
Taking back the land of home has the
That is why I am fighting...all for my land of home.
Actually, there is more... I am also fighting for you
and for everyone here.
Everyone is saying His Highness is back to his
old self, but I do not think that is accurate.
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.
He has always been too kind to be king. He has
always felt too much for the weak and the dead.
That is exactly why I look up to him.
He'll need to excel as a leader, if he's to make up for
my old man's death.
Though if my father could see Dimitri now, he'd be
glad to have made the sacrifice.
Don't you dare tell anyone I said that.
I was born and raised in Faerghus, but I've never
actually been to Fhirdiad.
Do you think it'll still be cold at this time of year?
I can't even imagine.
You're right. It's an important battle, so let's make
sure we're ready for anything.
Good point. I'll check with His Highness.
I don't feel like I can just forget all the awful stuff
But if His Highness is owning up to his past, and
trying to move forward...
I figure I can give him that chance.
We've been friends since we were kids. I'm gonna be
there for him all the way to the end.
I agree that we should head for Fhirdiad, but let's not
forget our search for Lady Rhea!
The soldiers from the church are going to set up a
base at the Great Bridge of Myrddin.
They'll be able to keep up the search while we head
for the Kingdom capital!
The Kingdom capital... It's been way too long since
I was there last...
Oh, Professor! I didn't mean, ah... It's not that I'm
looking forward to it or anything.
Ah! Please don't tease me like that!
I know that! We're preparing for battle!
It's just...when I think of us finally saving everyone
in Fhirdiad, it makes me a little happy. OK, maybe
a lot happy.
The Kingdom capital is under the tight control of
Cornelia, who was ennobled by the Empire.
Judging by what we heard from Lord Rodrigue,
it sounds like she's a tyrant.
But all of that ends soon. Let's get there quickly!
We buried Lord Rodrigue's body ourselves.
There wasn't time to do things properly. It pains me
that I was unable to take him home to his territory.
Once this war is over, I'd like to hold a proper
funeral for him.
For now, we need to focus on taking back Fhirdiad.
All will be well eventually. I know we can win.
It seems we will soon set foot in Fhirdiad.
I used to live there, you know. Though that was
before my time in the Officers Academy.
No, of course not. There is a school of magic there,
which I was enrolled in for a time.
That's right. I was enrolled at the school of magic
there for a time.
Trouble within the Kingdom forced me to return to
Alliance lands. There was much I had yet to learn.
You know when you work your muscles and they
start screaming? That means you gotta be nice
If your muscles are hungry, you gotta feed them, and
let them rest when they're tired.
Whaddya mean, "how"? You just gotta eat and sleep!
It's pretty obvious...
Of course! If my muscles hurt, then I hurt. If they're
hungry, well then I'm hungry too!
What's with the confused face, Professor? You look
like you don't get a word I'm saying!
The battle at Gronder Field was gruesome, wasn't it?
But perhaps it's irresponsible to look away—to close
our eyes to the horrors of war.
Thank you. But I think I do actually.
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.
May an age of peace rise from the ashes, so that all
this sacrifice means something.
I'm relieved the prince seems to have finally come
to his senses.
Though it's a real shame that Lord Rodrigue passed
away. It really is.
But now I think we're starting to see a sliver of hope
for the future of Fódlan.
I never used to care whether I lived or died...
But after seeing so much death firsthand, I now
realize how precious life truly is.
I'm ashamed of how arrogant I was to think that
death could mean so little...
Fhirdiad, huh? I've always wanted to go there.
But I'd rather be visiting for fun, and during a
And going into battle? Not exactly an
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.
Dimitri's completely changed. Or maybe I should say
he's finally back to normal.
Either way, I'm glad he's come around to the idea of
With our current troops, there's no way we could
handle the Imperial capital. We wouldn't even get
past Fort Merceus.
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.
It may be a roundabout route, but I believe this path
will still eventually take us to Rhea.
Besides—saving the people of Faerghus is just what
she would want us to do.
Standing face to face with those whom I went to
school with. On the field of battle...
How inhuman war is—how horrifying. My heart
It is my hope that this war marks the end of such
There's a school of sorcery in Fhirdiad, which is
staffed by the top minds of magical research.
The study of Crests and sorcery should not
I've often thought I should pay them a visit someday.
I never imagined I might end up invading the place
with an army though. Not how I imagined it at all.
Fighting with three different groups in the mix was
as confusing as it was difficult to survive.
Enemies and allies dying one on top of the other...
What an absolute mess, huh?
If only I had my infirmary out in Gronder,
maybe I could have saved a few more lives.
I am very grateful to you. I could never have
achieved this on my own.
This is all thanks to you and Lord Rodrigue.
This month, we will invade Fhirdiad by way of
the Fraldarius domain.
Leave the negotiations with House Fraldarius
to me. You make ready for the actual battle.
It is a tricky business, but we are taking our first
The emperor was wounded at Gronder Field.
What do you think is going on in the Empire now?
The Leicester Alliance has really suffered a blow
as well. Who knows what will become of them?
From now on, we have to pay close attention to how
the rest of Fódlan is doing.
If we're headed to the Kingdom capital, that means
we're further away from rescuing Lady Rhea.
But it can't be helped, can it?
Perhaps some people will question this decision,
but I trust your judgment.
Lady Rhea would want us to help in Fhirdiad.
She'd scold us if we rescued her and left innocent
So we're turning around and heading for the
Kingdom capital? Ridiculous.
Tell him to cease this nonsense.
Isn't there a saying in Fódlan? Something about those
with power knowing how to use it?
If he's not careful, the goddess will send her saints to
smite him. Not that I believe that...
Guess what I noticed. I can see further than most
other people can see.
But I can't figure the point of seeing further than an
arrow can fly, since I can't shoot what I see.
I suppose I could see a whole horde of enemies
coming and run away. That's kinda useful, at least.
Yeah, I suppose it could be real useful for finding
Lady Rhea too.
Thanks, Professor. I think I get it now. I'm gonna
put my eyes to real good use.
Greetings, Professor! Nothing to report!
Fhirdiad is a city with a long history that goes back
to before Faerghus gained its independence.
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!
Ah, well. I'll go there for some leisurely sightseeing
once Fódlan knows peace!
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
I've come to deliver vegetables we harvested
in the village to the monastery's dining hall.
Because of the season, I couldn't really pick
that much, but I wanted to help you guys out,
even just a little bit.
We're busily planting seeds, so when things start
to grow, I'll be back.
If you manage to take back Fhirdiad, it'll make it a
bit easier for us to do business.
Taxes in the Faerghus Dukedom are ridiculously
high. Makes it hard to even think about trading.
That Cornelia woman... What does she use that
ample tax money for, anyway?
From the Empire's perspective, I suppose it makes
sense to squeeze the former Kingdom territories for
all they're worth...
But if they throw those territories into total ruin,
doesn't that defeat the purpose of conquering them?
Up until a few decades ago, Fhirdiad was a disorderly
city. Even the water supply was poorly constructed.
As such, it was a hotbed of sickness and disease.
The late king hired a researcher named Cornelia,
who advised that he give top priority to improving
the city's infrastructure.
In the space of just a few years, the city was
transformed into a place of beauty and order.
At the same time, the diseases that had plagued our
land loosened their grip, one after another.
It was miraculous.
I can still hardly believe we managed to win
against numbers like that!
Oh... Unless the real me is lying dead in Gronder,
and this is all just a happy dream...
The fish in this pond get fed every day,
so they're swimming all lazy and serene...
But the only reason they're kept here is so that they
can one day be used for food.
But the fish don't know that, so they just swim
It's a bit of a miserable thought, but aren't soldiers
much the same?
After that great battle earlier, the balance of power
in Fódlan has shifted greatly...
To get revenge for all our fallen friends, we'll have to
stake our lives on the fight that lies before us.
Edelgard, Claude, His Highness...
All the house leaders from way back when
assembled again at Gronder.
I wonder what their thoughts were as they headed
out to the battlefield...
We've come so far... I hate that we're headed to the
Kingdom capital now.
But it's not like we have much choice. We don't have
the numbers to face the Empire head on.
So we've just gotta shut it and deal.
Get this, pal. I swung by the training ground and ran
into that Dimitri guy. Haven't seen him in ages.
He seems less rabid, but he's still too damn serious.
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.
What was I supposed to do? Invite him to tea?
Trade hugs? Ha! Not in a million years, pal.
True. The two of us could have taken him down,
Between you and me...the man is stunning in battle!
Nearly on par with myself! Bet the ladies can't
It's a shame that our path is taking us far from the
Imperial capital, but I don't feel too badly about it.
It takes us closer to the Fhirdiad School of Sorcery,
where I explored many branches of study.
This way, I can repay my debt to the teachers who
gave me such invaluable guidance.
If we're going to the Kingdom capital, that means
I'll run into the lady who... Well, you know.
No, I'm definitely not in a rush to confront that one.
That's a bit much. I'm not nearly pompous enough
to call anyone my "archenemy."
We'll just have to see what happens when I meet her
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.
A class reunion on the battlefield? That's...bleak.
That must have been so hard on everyone.
You gotta keep looking after them all. I mean,
they still look to you for guidance, you know?
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.
I hear there was a huge battle recently. Glad to see
you made it back safe and sound.
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.
Got a wager for ya. My friend says there's twice as
many women in Abyss as men. You think he's right?
Good eye. You win. Here, have a little something.
No way. You got eyes? Take a look around.
I hear there was a pretty spectacular battle up there
recently, but we don't hear a lot about that stuff.
There was a lot of talk when it first started, but five
years on... It's just a fact of life.
What? There have been lots of battles on the surface
recently? I hadn't heard! See what I mean?!
I've...been close with one of the Kingdom soldiers
I met in town...
He talked about how he hated the war. We'd just
gotten engaged... I thought he'd stay...
He didn't want to invade the Empire, but he left for
the front anyway... He never came back...
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.