Oh, have you been tasked with guarding the
monastery as well?
Such a stir over a single letter...but I suppose the
archbishop's safety is too important to risk.
Our enemy's true target... What could it be?
The monastery has been around for nearly a
millennium. It's only logical that there are
secrets here. We'd better investigate.
Would you mind asking around and seeing what you
can dig up? Once you've uncovered some leads,
We need more information. Is there anyone else
you could talk to?
Hmm... There's a place that the church values
above all others.
On the day of the rite, it will be open to the public.
That will make it much easier than usual to access.
You must be joking.
We can't know for certain, but it's a distinct
possibility that the Holy Mausoleum is our
All this talk of assassination plots... It brings back
dark memories I prefer to keep buried. I doubt
there is any correlation, and yet...
Ah, it is nothing. I am sorry for allowing my mind
to wander. My focus should be solely on guarding
the monastery right now.
If the enemy's aim lies elsewhere, we had better
discern their true intent quickly.
As I see it, our best option is to explore every inch
of the monastery.
We should also speak to everyone here. Let's plan to
compare notes once you've got a lead.
Hmm. I'm afraid we'll need more information than
that. Is there anyone else you could try speaking to?
So... There is something that the church values above
On the day of the rite, it will be open to the public.
That will make gaining entry far easier than usual.
You know the place of which I speak...
Whatever would make you think that? This is no
time for games, Professor.
Yes, that is the most likely possibility.
We do not know their objective, but there is a good
chance that our enemy is planning to target
the Holy Mausoleum.
There's been talk of an attempt on Rhea's life.
We've been ordered to help the knights patrol.
Could that possibly mean that Rhea isn't
beloved by everyone the world over?
To figure out our foe's intentions, we need
information. Lots of it. Or any, at the least.
For now, try going around the monastery
and looking for suspicious locations.
You should also try chatting folks up to see if they
know anything. Once we've got things narrowed
down, let's meet up and compare notes.
Hmm... We still don't have enough to go on,
Teach. Let's try looking around a little more.
Hmm. Something the church values above
And on the day of the rite, it'll be open to
the public, making it easier than ever to
get inside. That's gotta be it, right?
That would be a resounding no.
We don't know the enemy's intentions, not yet.
But our best bet is that their target will be the
Can you imagine the archbishop being murdered?
I prefer not to consider such a gruesome scenario.
Awfully calm, aren't you? I wonder what it takes to
rile you up.
That easy to get under your skin, is it?
Hmm... Setting fire to the stables to distract
everyone, to cause a commotion.
It is the oldest trick in the book, but I cannot shake
the thought that our enemies may attempt it...
I will stand guard and watch over the stable...and
the knights' horses. They are truly magnificent.
So sleepy... Too sleepy...
I found an interesting book in the library. Got so
caught up reading it I forgot to sleep...
Interesting discovery though—the coffins of the Four
Saints in the sanctum each have their Crests carved
I'll need to find a way down there to get a look.
I figured it out, Professor. The enemy must be
targeting Lady Rhea!
They're gonna make it seem like they're going after
something else, but then they're gonna go for her.
Impressive, right? I'm telling you, my intuition's
Oh. Hey, Professor. I was just reading this letter
from my father.
Do you know him? He's a pretty big deal in
He only writes to ask how my training's going, or
how many monsters I've killed. Stuff like that.
If you're looking for something, I probably can't help
you. I still don't know what's where around here.
Hey, I get hungry sometimes. Like anyone else!
What? Eating at night is bad for you? There's no way
that's true. Wait, really?
Right now is, um... Well, right now's OK I guess.
If you, um, want to chat...a little.
People die in every battle. And it can be by sword or
spear or magic, but... But depending on who it is
Depending on who died, it's different.
I hope nothing bad happens this month.
Is it true you got caught in the fighting?
I'm so thankful you made it out alive. I don't know
what we would do if we lost you...
In Brigid...assassinations are many. I have also been
the targeted back in the past.
The Goddess Tower has an entrance of narrowness.
That is most good. The windows are not the most
good though. A target of ease for snipers.
Fighting to stop a murdering is my specialness...no,
my specialty. I will show my best work!
The monks declined my offer of assistance.
They said that no one from Duscur is to be trusted,
Given the circumstances, I cannot fault them.
Sending an assassin to the monastery, hm? Hopefully
it's someone worth crossing blades with.
It seems we're cut from the same cloth.
You're entitled to your opinion.
Lord Lonato's rebellion may have been quelled,
but the unrest in Faerghus isn't dying down
The boar prince should hurry up and claim
the throne, rather than letting old customs hold
I can't stop thinking about Lonato...
I'm sorry, Professor. I know this isn't the time, but...
I just can't get past it.
Thank you. No matter what happens, I promise you
I'll do my part.
I checked on my brother and sister who were living
in Castle Gaspard. Thankfully they're all right.
I was worried because they're both so young, but the
church in the castle town offered to take them in.
That much, at least, is a big relief.
No classes on a festival day! I thought I'd get to
spend all day relaxing in the company of some
lovely ladies, but now this mess has happened.
Hey, Professor, I know there's talk of an assassination
attempt, but do you really think they'll do it on the
day of the Rite of Rebirth?
I feel like security would be looser some other time.
Is there some reason why it has to happen on
The monastery holds many treasures. Maybe the
enemy is after one of those?
Even so, the idea of stealing from a church is
Hmm. Professor Jeritza seems very familiar to me...
But I don't recognize his name. I guess the
resemblance could be coincidental...
I bought the ingredients for making some sweet
treats I can't wait to eats! Huh? Oh! I know it looks
like I'm fooling around, but I'm not.
I'm preparing for potential battle during my patrol
by making sure I have plenty of food I can eat while
walking. Smart, huh?
I know! Once they're ready, I promise to share some
I just thought I'd be more alert if I had something
sweet in my tummy. Oh, wait! Was it spicy food
that you liked, Professor?
Have you heard? Rumor has it that death himself
has been appearing in Garreg Mach.
They say he appears every night and kidnaps folks.
I wonder what happens to them...
Professor, while the investigation is important,
don't forget to make time for your training.
If we have to battle and cannot win, all will be lost.
We don't know who our enemy is, so we must be
prepared for anything.
Lady Rhea lifts the spirits of all the people of Fódlan.
We cannot allow her to come to any harm.
Are we really just taking Claude's word for it?
If so, I doubt anything will come of this. It is all
probably just some sort of distasteful joke.
I find it highly unlikely that anyone would be foolish
enough to barge in here and cause a disturbance.
The Goddess's Rite of Rebirth is the most significant
ritual for the Church of Seiros.
Could it be that someone has spread these rumors of
an assassination plot merely with the intention to
hinder the celebration?
I bet the enemy's using this assassination nonsense
just to sneak in and raid the pantry.
What do you think, Professor?
Oh, I'm right all right. My animal instinct is telling
me that the enemy is after our best meats.
You don't think so? Then dinner's on you if it turns
out I was right!
The monastery's so big. How can we narrow down
the list of possible targets?
The only places I can think of are the vault and
the library, and... I guess that's it.
With the whole monastery preparing for the
Goddess's Rite of Rebirth this month, it feels
like everyone's a little on edge...
I don't know who's to blame for all this commotion,
but it's frankly a huge inconvenience.
With everyone stuck on guard duty, our study and
training time has been drastically reduced.
Yes, yes, I understand that. But it doesn't change the
fact that it's a royal pain.
Indeed. For now, let's do all we can to find and
dispose of our enemy.
It seems there were forces opposing the church,
beyond Lord Lonato...
I never thought such forces could exist in this world.
I don't understand. What would they have against
I suppose that may be true...
Hello! I'm in charge of managing all records for the
Golden Deer House. Oh, but I don't have any
information of note right now.
Go ahead and continue your investigation. And put a
little extra effort into it, please!
Did you know that, on the last day of the rite, the
monastery's open to the general public?
It's kinda fun. It makes the place feel like a festival.
Oh, you already finished the investigation? I guess I
missed my time to shine...
Seems like donations to the monastery aren't actually
That means the enemy isn't likely to be interested in
money. We should turn our attention elsewhere.
Then again, I guess some of the plants in the
greenhouse could sell for a lot. But that can't really
be it, can it?
Hey, did you hear? A knight wielding a scythe is
roaming around town at night.
If he's a villain, I'd like to get the measure of him.
I've been in town, procuring some supplies for Flayn.
No, but do not concern yourself for my safety.
I am very much stronger than I appear.
Nothing out of the ordinary. Do not trouble yourself
Professor... I am afraid I have acted a bit childishly
toward my brother recently...
Given the circumstances, I requested that he
provide me with some candies...
Silly of me, really. The timing was improper,
and I regret it very much now.
Oh, but more importantly, this place is
off limits, Professor.
It is only open to the public on the day of the
Goddess's Rite of Rebirth.
Unbelievable. What a terrifying story. However,
an assassination attempt on Lady Rhea is doomed
Pardon? You think the goal may be different than
Intriguing. I suppose the priceless objects in this
room could perhaps draw thieves. However,
there's no one but me who could make use of them...
Professor. I hope you're well.
As for me, I had a date with a splendid specimen of a
knight. But now he's suddenly not in the mood to see
I blame all these rumors of a deathly figure showing
up in town. Such an uproar must have, beyond
reason, drawn his attention away from me.
Have you visited the Goddess Tower? It's a sacred
place, used for rituals and the like.
In general, students aren't allowed entry.
But as you'd expect, that rule just excites their
curiosity. Some have even tried sneaking in.
Well, at least for this month, that kind of behavior is
We have a lot more security, what with the
Goddess's Rite of Rebirth coming up.
You'd best keep your distance.
In this nervous state, I might just cut you down.
Oh, come on. I'm only kidding!
You spend too much time roaming the monastery.
If you're looking for something, try less aimless
Do you even know who the enemy is? You can't
know why without knowing who.
It's none of my business anyway. I'm just here to
take care of enemies who get too close.
Excuse me, Professor?
I just wanted to let you know that Lady Rhea is
always real concerned with you. She expects
great things, I think.
Please don't let her down, OK?
I hope you're not just saying that.
Ya know what? I'm watching you.
What's the matter? You're running all over creation.
Ah... You don't believe Lady Rhea is the real target,
Even so, the knights have their orders. We can't
abandon our duty to guard Lady Rhea.
The Goddess's Rite of Rebirth is an important event
for the Church of Seiros.
They say it's the day when the goddess will return
to walk among us.
Not too likely, if you ask me. Uh... Best if you keep
that to yourself.
Hmm... Might you have come looking for me
because you were worried about my safety?
I am quite all right. But your concern means
a great deal.
I am aware of the possibility. On the day of
the ceremony, I am trusting that you will not
allow your attention to wander or wane.
A Hero's Relic...
However could I know something?
Still, it is heavy on my mind.
The stone within the sword... A glow of red...
Hm? Oh, it is nothing.
You're skilled. Why won't you battle me?
I hear you have fought alongside Catherine. I would
wager that her power exceeded your expectations.
Had you the chance to witness her Relic?
Thunderbrand, glowing red...
That glow is a sure sign that her blood contains
a Crest that harmonizes with that Hero's Relic.
Greetings, Professor! Nothing to report!
The Goddess's Rite of Rebirth is this month, right?
The monastery gates will be thrown wide open
on that day!
I'll be working as a guide. I hope I get to guide
some lovely ladies around... Heh heh...
On the day of the rite, the monastery will be open to
the public, including the Holy Mausoleum.
The Holy Mausoleum is where the tomb of the
divine Seiros lies. There she slumbers, eternally.
That's...pretty much all that's in there. Just an
It's sealed with a powerful magic, to protect against
would-be grave robbers.
Do you know what this room is? It is the church's
I say treasure, but I do not mean silver and gold
and jewels. It mostly contains weapons, artifacts,
and the like.
Anything that would cause too great a stir should it
be stolen? No. The church knows better than to store
anything too valuable in such an accessible location.
Something in the monastery that someone might
go after? There's so much here I couldn't possibly
name just one.
Even this here kitchen contains precious wares.
Wine bottles from centuries past and the like.
I hear that stuff is fancy, but not very drinkable.
I doubt anyone would go to the trouble of stealing it.
There are numerous books in this library that you
cannot find anywhere else.
But once you are here, you can read them easily
enough. I doubt someone would go to the trouble
of stealing one.
Sometimes Seteth will dispose of books that are
deemed inappropriate for the monastery, but that's
In a way, I suppose that makes those particular
volumes more valuable... Right?
It would be terrible if the greenhouse was targeted.
The plants in here are incredibly valuable.
This place contains the heart of Garreg Mach's
So many beautiful flowers... Plants that can save or
end lives... They are all my precious children.
The goddess's home is in the sky! She lives on a
bright and shining star!
But in the spring, you can't see that star. That means
she can't protect Fódlan.
That's why we all celebrate the day when her star
returns to the sky!
That's the day of the Rite of Rebirth! See, see?
I've been studying! I know just about everything!
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
Have you heard of the War of the Eagle and Lion?
It was the battle that won the Kingdom its
independence from the Empire.
Even the Church of Seiros had no choice but to
recognize the courage of Loog, the King of Lions,
who emerged victorious.
The church awarded him a crown and the right to
govern the Faerghus region, backing him in his bid
to found the Holy Kingdom of Faerghus.
In return, Loog agreed to make the Church of Seiros
the religion of his territory, and permitted them to
publicly proselytize across the Kingdom.
In the 400 years since, the church and the Kingdom
have continued to maintain very close relations.
About 20 or so years ago, there was a big fire in
On that day, Captain Jeralt went missing. Everyone
thought he was dead...
It never occurred to me that he might actually have
survived. The truly strange part is that, in all those
years, he hasn't changed a bit...
That boy who assists the archbishop...
Cyril, I believe?
I hear he's originally from a foreign land to the east
I know he's still only a child, but I do wonder
about his true intentions...
I've heard talk of students wandering the monastery
late at night.
They wouldn't happen to be from your class,
would they? Please keep your students in line,
Professor. Kids these days...
People seem to think that all the Knights of Seiros
are equal, but that isn't quite so. There are many
distinguishing ranks within the order.
For example, there are squires, who are training to
become knights, as well as full knights, like myself.
Oh, and then we have the holy knights, such as
Catherine. Those are the knights that can wield
a Hero's Relic.
I've got my ideas about the people after Lady Rhea,
but even I don't know how this'll shake out.
I don't seem very devout, do I? Heh. Even so, I'd
hate to see anything happen to the archibishop.
That secret message is suspicious—to take it at face
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.
I hear some thieves are targeting the monastery.
I've been feeling restless lately, so if you want some
help unleashing on those jerks, just say the word.
I been feeling restless lately, so if they wander my
way, I'll do you a solid and clean their clocks.
Oooh, this could be fun. Now I've just got to figure
out where they'll be coming from...
What?! You can't expect me to hold back, yeah?
...Oh, I see. You want me to put them on ice first.
Make 'em beg a bit. Heh, I hear ya loud and clear.
My fists are itching for a brawl. Hopefully, I get first
crack at those poor fools...
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.
First the uprising, and now all this talk of an
assassination? What is the world coming to?
I should offer my magical services, just in case.
Well, that's a fine thing to say! You haven't even
asked what sort of magic I propose!
I've devised a spell to trick flowers into behaving
like guard dogs.
At the first sign of an intruder, the petals burst
open, releasing their pollen! Uhh...I'm...I'm still
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.
Not to be disrespectful, but the Rite of Rebirth seems
kinda silly. What, the goddess is reborn every year?
Although... Hey, if you do run into her, let me know.
I'd like to have a word.
I bet she'll be pretty upset to learn what the church
has been doing in her name.
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. 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.
Hey, you. Listen up. I've got something to report.
I'm what you might call the chosen one. The alpha
of Abyss. The reaper and the keeper. That said,
I've had some unnecessary backup recently.
Lord Seteth requested my presence. There's an
important ceremony happening this month.
If only my backup had been a lovely lady with a
thing for watchmen. We could have had a love story
for the ages...
This god statue speaks to me in a strange voice.
It is a strong voice...but frightening. I wonder what
is on the inside of it.
Ugh... More church thugs. Can't anybody relax
and have a drink around here?
Loosen up. How 'bout a game? You like cards?
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.