Claude

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You know... I'd never have been recognized as the legitimate heir to House Riegan without Judith's recommendation...

Claude
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Feels like I'm digging myself deeper and deeper in debt to the Hero of Daphnel, but what do you do? It's all been worth it.

Claude
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After all, we need the Daphnel army for our next move.

Claude
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It's possible we'll have to deal with our enemy sooner than later. Be prepared, Teach.

Ferdinand

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Ferdinand
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Some day we will take the Imperial capital.

Ferdinand
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It is odd to think that I will be invading the very city that I once called home.

Ferdinand
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Ah, that is still a ways off.

Ferdinand
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I will prepare for our journey to Ailell.

Linhardt

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Linhardt
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I never do get used to the sight of blood. It always makes me feel as if I might faint.

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Linhardt
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I suppose I've told you that though, yes? I've no idea how you cope with it.

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Linhardt
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I hope this war ends soon. I dislike being lightheaded because other people are bleeding everywhere.

Linhardt
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Though the thought of working hard for it does sound like quite a pain...

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Linhardt
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I never do get used to the sight of blood. It always makes me feel as if I might faint.

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Linhardt
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Have I never told you that? Huh. Oh well.

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Linhardt
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I hope this war ends soon. I dislike being lightheaded because other people are bleeding everywhere.

Linhardt
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Though the thought of working hard for it does sound like quite a pain...

Caspar

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Caspar
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I didn't think we'd end up fighting Randolph...

Caspar
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He's my uncle. Well, not by blood, so... I guess I can handle it.

Caspar
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Don't worry about me. I'm ready for anything.

Bernadetta

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Bernadetta
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Ailell, the Valley of Torment? What kind of a name for a place is that?

Bernadetta
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It sounds scary. Do I really have to go with you?

Bernadetta
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Hey, um, here's an idea... Maybe let the recluse stay home and hold the fort!

Dorothea

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Dorothea
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Hey, Professor, thanks for your hard work again! Nothing to report today!

Dorothea
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Was I convincing? Was it like he was standing right in front of you?

Dorothea
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Some things are the same as they were five years ago, but I guess a lot more has changed...

Petra

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Petra
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Since the past, I have learned much of the language of Fódlan.

Petra
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But speaking the Fódlan language still gives me difficulty.

Petra
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I can understand, read, and write with nearly perfection now. But understanding and speaking are...fruits of a different color.

Petra
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I have gratitude for you, Professor. I hope that I will have fluency one day.

Petra
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Yes. I will keep practicing more.

Felix

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Some in Faerghus believe Dimitri is still alive.

Felix
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My father is one such eccentric.

Felix
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Hmph, they can't accept reality. Dimitri is dead. He's not coming back.

Sylvain

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Ailell, the Valley of Torment. Aw, man... I really do not want to go there.

Sylvain
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Professor, have you ever been to Ailell? If you had, you'd know.

Sylvain
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That place is crazy hot! For guys like me who grew up somewhere cold? Man... It's gonna be rough.

Sylvain
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Though, I guess that climate will keep our enemies at bay.

Mercedes

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Mercedes
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We may not be students anymore, but it's still important to read.

Mercedes
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We might even learn something that's useful for our next battle.

Mercedes
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I couldn't agree more! I hope the Officers Academy reopens when the war is over.

Mercedes
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I suppose that may be true. I always try my best at both.

Mercedes
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It's a shame the monastery was ruined, but...

Mercedes
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At least the books are still intact!

Annette

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Professor, how do Claude and Judith know each other?

Annette
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I hear there are still quarrels within the Alliance...

Annette
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This generous offer of soldiers and supplies seems a little too good to be true.

Annette
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I mean, it's also really impressive, but I'm just a little worried, I suppose...

Ingrid

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Ingrid
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My family, the Galateas, are an offshoot of the Daphnel family.

Ingrid
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The family split in half when two brothers quarreled over an inheritance.

Ingrid
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Despite blood relations, the families lived apart from one another, so the relationship has been distant and somewhat estranged.

Ingrid
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I'm not so much acquainted with Judith, the head of House Daphnel.

Lorenz

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The bridge that links Alliance and Empire lands is currently under the occupation of the Imperial army.

Lorenz
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In other words, the Empire can choose to invade the Alliance whenever they wish.

Lorenz
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I want you to understand that my father does not support the Empire to antagonize House Riegan.

Lorenz
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He does it to deprive them of an easy excuse to cross that bridge.

Raphael

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Sharing her food with us for nothing in return? Judith really is a great person!

Raphael
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She's more like a goddess than the goddess is!

Raphael
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I never met her, so I don't know for sure, but she must be beautiful and kind.

Raphael
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No? Well, she could be a demon for all I care, so long as she feeds me!

Ignatz

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The Valley of Torment... I'd heard of it, but I never expected to go there.

Ignatz
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It's exciting! I wonder what the landscape is like.

Ignatz
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It probably is dangerous, but I still want to get there and see it as soon as I can.

Ignatz
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Hm, that is an interesting point... The name does seem to suggest that.

Lysithea

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Ailell, the Valley of Torment, lies on the border of three noble territories.

Lysithea
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The Kingdom's Fraldarius and Galatea families, and the Alliance's Daphnel family.

Lysithea
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In the Fraldarius lands to the north, the former Kingdom army and new duke's army are fighting.

Marianne

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Valley of Torment... Valley of Torment...

Marianne
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I once read a book full of legends surrounding Ailell, but I can't seem to remember...

Marianne
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N-no... I'm trying to remember the legends surrounding Ailell...

Hilda

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My big brother told me stories of Judith's bravery.

Hilda
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With just one look, she tamed a runaway horse that nobody else had been able to touch.

Hilda
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When an Almyran general provoked her, she talked him into a tearful apology.

Hilda
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She's spectacular. I wish she'd fight alongside us.

Leonie

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Leonie
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You're not a teacher anymore, and we're not your students, but everyone still calls you "Professor."

Leonie
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Is there something you'd rather be called?

Leonie
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Guess that's what we're used to, huh? All right.

Leonie
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Oh? All right, then. I'll call you—ugh. Nope! Sorry, can't do it. Too weird.

Seteth

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Seteth
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Meeting reinforcements in the Valley of Torment seems an astute decision to me.

Seteth
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In that land of oppressive heat, it is unlikely that we will be disturbed.

Seteth
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It also means we will need to contend with those harsh conditions ourselves, however. Best ensure we are well prepared.

Flayn

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It has been only five years, yet so much has changed.

Flayn
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Half of the Kingdom has fallen to the Empire. Skirmishes are rife throughout the Alliance.

Flayn
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Despite such tumult, we look upon the same sky, unchanged by the storm happening beneath it.

Flayn
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Yes, it would be nice, I suppose. Things were... simpler then. Or so they seemed to be, at the time.

Flayn
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Indeed. I gazed up at this same sky with Mother and Father. It does not feel so long ago at all.

Flayn
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Wait, but how would you know, Professor?

Hanneman

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The monastery repairs have made solid progress. Most excellent news.

Hanneman
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When we first returned here, I was unsure what we were going to do with the ruins of this place...

Hanneman
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But if we can get the cathedral rebuilt, we'll have it looking just like old times soon enough.

Manuela

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Manuela
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Hearing that an old student has died cuts me right to the heart...

Manuela
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As this war with the Empire continues, we'll see more of it, Professor.

Manuela
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We have a duty to fight alongside our former students. We taught them how to fight, after all. Now, let's help them win!

Alois

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Alois
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Even though we're getting reinforcements, we should still be prepared for the worst.

Alois
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Never shirk your training, no matter what.

Alois
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To practice, I'm going to chop something up with my sword.

Alois
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Unless you'd like to train together! Care to spar?

Catherine

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I've heard people talk about the Hero of Daphnel.

Catherine
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If the stories of her courage are true, no one will be able to stand against us.

Catherine
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In different circumstances, I'd have wanted to try crossing swords with her.

Catherine
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Right now we have to focus on getting to those reinforcements. Let's hope nothing goes wrong.

Shamir

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There are enemy spies around. Remain vigilant.

Shamir
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Capture anyone who seems suspicious.

Shamir
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What else would we do with them?

Shamir
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I'm glad you understand. I'm counting on you.

Cyril

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Gotta clean out the storerooms, tend the flowers, do the washing, dust the library...

Cyril
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Well, it's my job, ya know? Gotta do your job.

Cyril
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Nah, this is my job. Lady Rhea herself gave it to me.

Cyril
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Even if Lady Rhea's not here right now, I still gotta do my duty.

Cyril
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Like you. You gotta have other stuff you oughta be doing, yeah?

Gatekeeper

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Greetings, Professor! Nothing to report!

Gatekeeper
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Is everyone setting out on a big campaign? Not exactly? Ah, so you're meeting up with the reinforcements.

Gatekeeper
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Well, you can leave guarding this place to me! I'll keep an eye out for anything suspicious!

Soldier

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To the north of Garreg Mach lie the territories of the Charon and Galatea houses, former lords of the Kingdom.

Soldier
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Even though their territory is being nibbled at by the Empire, they are still clinging to their neutrality.

Soldier
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Since they only display enough force to defend their borders, I suppose the Empire has no incentive to attack them with any real strength.

Knight of Seiros

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It seems Arianrhod, one of the Kingdom's sturdiest fortress cities, has fallen to the Empire.

Knight of Seiros
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It looks like Count Rowe didn't resist, and switched sides to the Empire straight away.

Knight of Seiros
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I guess it did avoid unnecessary bloodshed, so maybe it was a wise decision after all.

Soldier

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It seems some of our friends believe that if we get those reinforcements, we'll be set for provisions too...

Soldier
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But I think it's best not to hold our breath on the food front.

Soldier
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With the added headcount from the reinforcements, there will be even more mouths to feed.

Knight of Seiros

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With the Faerghus Dukedom in place, the Kingdom is essentially no more.

Knight of Seiros
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The majority of the lords who once belonged to the Kingdom are now under the jurisdiction of the Empire.

Knight of Seiros
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Even the houses that haven't bent a knee yet, like House Fraldarius, will soon be crushed. It's only a matter of time...

Monk

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Monk
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I have lived inconspicuously these past five years, so as not to be discovered by the Empire.

Monk
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To be able to finally return to the monastery again is overwhelming...

Monk
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I hope that our brothers and sisters who ran far away will also return one day.

Yuri

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The Valley of Torment, huh? I see your angle, but don't let your guard down.

Yuri
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Any movement about their borders, and the lords of the Kingdom will react swiftly. Don't underestimate them.

Yuri
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Keep your focus on a positive outcome. There's a lot to gain and a lot to lose.

Balthus

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So Judith is on our side now. That right? Haven't seen that lady in years.

Balthus
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These days, people call her a hero. Back then, I just called her a catch and a half.

Balthus
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Quite a while. I was a kid back then, but she caught my eye when she came to one of the Alliance dances.

Balthus
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Ha! If only. Nah, I was a kid at the time, but she still managed to catch my eye.

Balthus
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She was the second loveliest lady in all of Fódlan. Who's the first, you ask? Heh, that's my little secret...

Constance

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So you intend to march into Ailell. Frankly, I want no part of it.

Constance
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Surely, such an uneventful journey won't require my presence.

Constance
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And miss my share of the glory? Unacceptable.

Constance
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You will? Then...I shall don my marching boots.

Constance
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Though I would ask that we at least consider marching only under cover of night.

Hapi

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The Valley of Torment... Isn't that the place where it's scorching hot year-round?

Hapi
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You know, I've always wanted to see the world. That's why I left my village.

Hapi
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And here I am, traveling to all these interesting new places...to kill people. Not what I had in mind.

Hapi
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Maybe I'll find some time to admire the scenery. Though people might get mad I'm not taking this silly war seriously...

Hapi
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Oops, that was close. Almost sighed.

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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Remember that battle five years ago? Oh... Um, I'm guessing you do. Anyway, remember that knight who watched over Abyss with me for a while?

Abysskeeper
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He said he was going to check on things up top but that he'd return. Thing is...I haven't seen him since.

Abysskeeper
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Lots of knights have returned, but not him. I hope he's safe...

Resident

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Resident
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Bandits from Garreg Mach used to come down to Abyss pretty frequently.

Resident
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We never dealt with them, though. We refused their offers at every turn. Sometimes we had to use force.

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Resident
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It was Hapi who finally drove them out for good. Only then there were beasts all over the place...

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Resident
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Bandits from Garreg Mach used to come down to Abyss pretty frequently.

Resident
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We never dealt with them, though. We refused their offers at every turn. Sometimes we had to use force.

Resident

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When the monastery fell to ruin, we lost all hope for support from the church.

Resident
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Most able-bodied folks abandoned Abyss for the surface around that time.

Resident
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Since then, we've been barely scraping by...

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.