Claude

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Claude
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My friend! The reinforcements the lords sent are finally gathering.

Claude
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Truth be told, Fort Merceus would’ve made for a better base of operation.

Claude
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But that weird pillar of light changes things. It's pretty scary, honestly... I wonder what it is...

Claude
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Well, that is how the legend goes in Ailell. If it really was the rage of the goddess, let's do our best not to enrage her ever further.

Claude
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Makes sense. But whatever it was, I've never seen destructive power quite like it. I wonder where it came from...

Claude
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You think it's natural? What, the planet just up and decided to take a shot at the fort? I dunno, Teach.

Claude
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Well, I guess pondering it is a waste of energy for now. Let's just get ready to move out.

Claude
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The capital is Edelgard's domain, so she has the advantage. It's going to be a tough battle.

Ferdinand

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Ferdinand
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Professor. At last, the end is nigh.

Ferdinand
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I love the Empire. Part of me wants it to survive.

Ferdinand
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But I know that is not reasonable. The Empire's time has come.

Ferdinand
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What we need now is a mighty leader who can rebuild Fódlan and rule it as a single nation.

Ferdinand
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Nonetheless, it saddens me that we will not have an Adrestian emperor...

Linhardt

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Linhardt
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They used to call Enbarr the city of Seiros... To assault it, together with the knights, is surreal.

Linhardt
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If Seiros were alive today, I wonder what she might make of our war...

Linhardt
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In Enbarr, there was once a Southern Church, and apparently a bishop was dispatched to it.

Linhardt
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A hundred years ago, the Southern Church became entangled in an insurrection.

Linhardt
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Until five years ago, the Empire and the church maintained a certain distance from one another.

Caspar

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Caspar
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It's such a relief that we've made it this far without having to fight my father.

Caspar
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Hey, don't try and scare me!

Caspar
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You bet I'm scared! The Imperial army hasn't lost a single battle with my father on the field!

Caspar
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If he turns up as a reinforcement during the assault, we might lose. I better make my peace with that.

Bernadetta

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Bernadetta
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Professor! My, um, my mother might be in the city.

Bernadetta
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I don't have many good memories of her if I'm being honest, but she's dearer to me than my father.

Bernadetta
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If you happen to see her, please make sure she's not caught up in all the fighting.

Bernadetta
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She's only a civil servant, so hopefully she takes a cue from her Bernie and stays inside.

Dorothea

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Dorothea
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The whole of the capital is going to be a battleground.

Dorothea
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The city has such a long heritage... Even so, perhaps it deserves to be reduced to ashes for once.

Dorothea
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But we can't let the commonfolk get hurt. We should try to confine the damage to the noble section of town.

Petra

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Petra
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Five years ago...Edelgard said a thing to me.

Petra
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Brigid is a vassal of the Empire.

Petra
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But she also said I always have the freedom to be choosing whether I am with or not with her.

Petra
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I will become the ruler of Brigid. So she said I must make my own path.

Petra
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So now, my path and her path will be colliding.

Felix

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Felix
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The Death Knight is no ordinary knight.

Felix
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I will prey upon him. I will quench my blade's thirst with his blood.

Felix
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His focus is on fighting you, I'm sure. But mine will be the last face he sees.

Ashe

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Ashe
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Those things appeared as soon as we got ourselves set up in Fort Merceus.

Ashe
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Think what might have happened if they'd have hit us during the battle at Gronder Field.

Ashe
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Assuming it was the work of the Imperial army...

Sylvain

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Sylvain
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So Enbarr, the capital of the Empire. It's finally time. I never thought I'd live this long.

Sylvain
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It's like any battle, really—stay calm, stay focused. Don't give in to the enemy or your own fear.

Sylvain
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Hey, I'm always serious! When I'm chasing girls or preparing for battle, always serious. That's me...

Sylvain
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Striking down the Empire is my offering to His Highness.

Sylvain
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Heh, I left the Kingdom... What am I saying?

Mercedes

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Mercedes
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It's been so long since I've been to the Imperial capital.

Mercedes
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I used to go to the opera there with my mother and brother.

Mercedes
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I never thought my return would be like this...

Annette

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Annette
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Enbarr... Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine I'd be returning like this.

Annette
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Of course, most of the nobles in the Empire make their home in the capital.

Annette
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In the Kingdom, all nobles live in their own domains. So if the capital is attacked, it doesn't necessarily affect them directly.

Annette
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What will happen to the Imperial nobles when their capital becomes a battlefield?

Ingrid

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Ingrid
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Once this battle is over, what will become of Faerghus and Fódlan?

Ingrid
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Peace you say? It sounds so...foreign, so unattainable. But maybe, just maybe.

Ingrid
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My hope is for a world at peace. A world in which this present turmoil is a thing of the past—the stuff of legends.

Ingrid
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I believe those who survive the atrocities of war have a duty to create a new, better world.

Ingrid
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So the sooner we can stamp out such turmoil, the better.

Ingrid
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We must win, Professor. There is no alternative here. I won't allow for anything else.

Lorenz

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I was taught from a young age to believe that the creed of Seiros was just the way of the world.

Lorenz
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To question it never even occurred to me.

Lorenz
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But Claude and Edelgard are different. They challenge the common wisdom. Even defy it.

Lorenz
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It is uncomfortable to discard familiar assumptions. But that is an essential quality of the visionary.

Lorenz
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Indeed, true greatness must lie beyond common sense. Hmm, that's good. I should write that down.

Raphael

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We're heading up to Enbarr next. I hope I make it back safe so I can tell my little sis about it!

Raphael
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I hear they got a neat opera house there where Manuela used to perform. What was it called again?

Raphael
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Nah, that doesn't sound right!

Raphael
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Ah, that's the one!

Raphael
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Nah, that doesn't sound right!

Raphael
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My little sis always goes on about how much she'd like to see 'em perform.

Raphael
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I know we can't see a show, but do you think we could at least see the building?

Ignatz

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Ignatz
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We're about to put the finishing touches on this war.

Ignatz
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I wonder how Fódlan will look without the backdrop of death and destruction. I can't wait to see it!

Ignatz
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On the other hand, I'm terrified of what the future might hold. Who knows if I'll survive the assault on the capital?

Lysithea

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Lysithea
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Invading the capital and smashing the Empire. I wonder if doing so could really end this war.

Lysithea
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Care to share your thoughts, Professor?

Lysithea
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You say that with such confidence. I want to believe that it's true.

Lysithea
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Perhaps you feel similarly to me. The whole mess puts me on edge.

Lysithea
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Although for now, better to focus my efforts on the fight at hand.

Marianne

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Marianne
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If we can win this war, then Claude will be the king of Fódlan, and...

Marianne
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Maybe he'll tear down the wall that separates Fódlan from the outside world.

Marianne
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I know it's hard to imagine...

Marianne
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But I really hope he does. It would be so much better if people could live together instead of apart.

Marianne
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I might even be able to live an ordinary life in the world Claude envisions...

Hilda

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Hilda
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Fighting in the capital! Ugh! And we're fighting against Edelgard! Double ugh!

Hilda
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But with you leading us, Professor, I know we'll win.

Hilda
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Yeah! Wahoo! Fighting!

Hilda
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I'm a little scared, to be honest. I'm just shouting to relieve the tension, but I'll be fine.

Leonie

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Leonie
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We're finally going to the capital. This will be my chance to avenge Captain Jeralt.

Leonie
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Once we smash the Empire, I'm sure his soul will finally be able to rest in peace.

Leonie
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Monica killed Captain Jeralt for the Flame Emperor, and the Flame Emperor was Edelgard.

Leonie
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I know that the future of all Fódlan rests on this battle. Nothing else is more important.

Leonie
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But for me, this is personal. For Captain Jeralt's sake, I'm going to give it all I've got and more!

Seteth

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Rhea will be somewhere in the city. I wonder if she can sense us coming.

Seteth
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If we are able to save her, then I expect you will learn many secrets that have hitherto been kept from you.

Seteth
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Are you prepared for that?

Seteth
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Excellent.

Seteth
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That is unfortunate. Well, you must become ready.

Seteth
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The battle will soon be upon us. Let us both be at our best for what is to come.

Flayn

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I was born in Enbarr.

Flayn
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My mother and father met in a church there. Not too long after, I was brought into the world.

Flayn
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I do not understand how war can happen in such a precious place. It is most regrettable.

Hanneman

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Enbarr's streets are paved with unhappy memories, Professor.

Hanneman
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I've avoided the damned place ever since I abandoned my nobility. Swore never to return.

Hanneman
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Now here we are. To return in this manner... Well, I can't say it is something I ever imagined.

Manuela

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In the opera, actors came and went all the time. But the people behind the scenes would stay forever.

Manuela
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I'll bet I'd know a few of them now, even after all these years.

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They've probably left the capital by now. Although... I'm still worried about them.

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Manuela
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In the opera, actors came and went all the time. But the people behind the scenes would stay forever.

Manuela
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I'll bet I'd know a few of them now, even after all these years.

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Manuela
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I wonder if they've left the capital. I certainly hope so...

Alois

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Alois
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Here we are, facing the final battle with the Empire. It's been a long, difficult struggle.

Alois
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We have to get Lady Rhea back! And we have to crush the Empire, in the name of Captain Jeralt.

Alois
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I don't know what comes next. But we can sort out those details later.

Catherine

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Looks like we're nearing the end of this struggle.

Catherine
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I'm sure Lady Rhea is on tenterhooks waiting for me to swoop in and rescue her.

Catherine
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I was just kidding! Pay me no mind.

Catherine
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Oof... You don't mince your words. Try being a bit more mindful of other people's feelings.

Catherine
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Lady Rhea's not waiting for me, I know, no matter how much I might wish she were. She's waiting for you.

Shamir

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Ten years ago, Dagda and Brigid attacked the Empire from the west.

Shamir
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Their final target was the capital.

Shamir
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But they were countered at a port town, long before they reached their destination.

Shamir
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I guess our attempt has been more successful than theirs, all things considered.

Cyril

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Whenever I think about how we'll be seeing Lady Rhea real soon, I get happy and really get cleaning!

Cyril
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We'll get there for sure, right? We'll see her again?

Cyril
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I just gotta believe Lady Rhea is waiting for us in the capital... We just have to find her.

Judith

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That Nardel guy...or Nader, I suppose. It was all some trick, and we fell for it.

Judith
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Hmph. I don't think the nickname "The Undefeated" applies if he flees from us.

Judith
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Though...maybe he only got that name by running away. Can't be defeated if you run off, right?

Gatekeeper

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Gatekeeper
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Greetings, Professor! Nothing to report!

Gatekeeper
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Momentum's really picking up for this final battle, huh? Even I'm starting to feel tense! Me!

Gatekeeper
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Enbarr's history goes back 1,400 years. That even predates the founding of the Empire.

Gatekeeper
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It's one of the sacred sites of the Seiros faith, so it's a pretty big deal.

Gatekeeper
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But hey, no need to worry about the monastery while you're fighting the final battle. I've got it covered! I'll defend it to my last!

Monk

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Monk
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Did you know? A magnificent canal flows through downtown Enbarr.

Monk
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It's said to have been constructed under the guidance of Saint Seiros before the Empire was even formed.

Monk
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Ever since, that canal has been a major lifeline for the capital's development.

Monk
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And now this is how the Empire repays it... Truly, no good deed goes unpunished.

Alliance Knight

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Reinforcements from the Alliance are still incoming. Perhaps we can wait...at least until we have an even balance of power.

Alliance Knight
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Plenty of supplies have made it through from the Eastern Church and the Merchant's Association in the Alliance.

Alliance Knight
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All the people of the Alliance believe we can win, so they're doing everything they can to support us.

Alliance Knight
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That means we have to do our best to live up to their expectations!

Soldier

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Of course, the Alliance is making sure that the Five Great Lords help with the effort, but we'll be getting support from the smaller territories too.

Soldier
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I'll bet this is the first time those territories have worked so closely together, at least since the founding of the Alliance.

Churchgoer

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Churchgoer
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Just recently, the fish in the pond suddenly started thrashing around like mad.

Churchgoer
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I didn't know what was going on, and then I saw something gleaming in the southeastern sky.

Churchgoer
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It happened right when you were out on campaign. I wonder what it could have been...

Merchant

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Merchant
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With the Empire destroyed, the borders within Fódlan will likely become a thing of the past.

Merchant
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With that, the rules of trade will change. Personally, I'm excited to see what these changes will bring!

Churchgoer

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Churchgoer
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There are all kinds of rumors about you spreading through the Alliance. Some say you're the new embodiment of Saint Seiros herself!

Churchgoer
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Claude's popularity has certainly risen too. Somewhat...

Soldier

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The Empire's army should be divided now, with significant troops still in the west.

Soldier
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If they don't assert their authority over the old Kingdom's lords, they'll never know when an uprising might start.

Soldier
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Ironically, as soon as we capture the Imperial capital, the old Kingdom's lords are likely to rise up immediately.

Merchant

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Merchant
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Just a few months ago, I thought it was impossible to secure a victory against the Imperial army.

Merchant
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But you've shown me miracles can happen after all. I believe that victory is within your grasp!

Knight of Seiros

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It's very likely that Lady Rhea is confined in the Imperial palace.

Knight of Seiros
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If so, then our strategy will be to gain control of the streets, and then assault the castle.

Knight of Seiros
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A street battle followed by a castle invasion... It's just one battle after another. It'll be tough, but we have to win. For Lady Rhea.

Soldier

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Soldier
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Cornelia took control of the Kingdom capital, and then founded the Faerghus Dukedom in the old Kingdom territory.

Soldier
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Still, Faerghus has remained a mere spectator with regard to our actions so far.

Soldier
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It's not so surprising when you consider that they can't even get a handle on the Fraldarius territories.

Yuri

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Claude's quite the idealist, isn't he? Not that I've got room to talk.

Yuri
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His ambitions are lofty and, well, reckless. One false move, and Fódlan is done for.

Yuri
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Although, unrelenting idealism with a dash of recklessness can change the world.

Balthus

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Nader the Undefeated... With a name like that, he's bound to put up a damn-good fight.

Balthus
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Did you get a good look at Judith? She practically had hearts floating out of her eyeballs when she looked at Nader.

Balthus
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You saw it too? Heh, I know that look well. She's got it bad. Honestly, they'd make a cute couple.

Balthus
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Pretty dense, aren't ya? Trust me, pal. No one's seen more heart-eyed women than this guy. She's got it bad.

Balthus
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Pretty dense, aren't ya? Trust me, pal. No one's seen more heart-eyed women than this guy. She's got it bad.

Balthus
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It makes all the sense. Even seasoned warriors aren't immune to love, pal.

Constance

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Constance
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Destroying the walls that separate Fódlan from the outside world strikes me as a bold step.

Constance
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I've spent so long struggling to reclaim the past that Claude's vision of the future casts me in a poor light.

Constance
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Oh! Did you think I was serious? Ahahaha! As if I would ever admit to a fault.

Constance
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Ensuring that the tradition of House Nuvelle continues uninterrupted is a noble task!

Hapi

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Hapi
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I don't know much about Almyrans, but I guess I have something in common with them.

Hapi
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We're viewed as different because of where we came from. There must be a lot of people like us.

Hapi
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That's what I thought. People from the north, the west, and even some isolated communities within Fódlan.

Hapi
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You're not sure? Well, I bet there are.

Hapi
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And if that's the case, maybe Claudester's got the right idea.

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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Remember that battle six 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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I've been on the hunt for his whereabouts and... I finally found out what happened to him.

Abysskeeper
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My friend...is no longer with us. Dead. Figured as much, but now I know for sure. I did get to meet his big sister, at least.

Abysskeeper
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I'll never have the chance to thank him for our time together...but maybe I can find a way to help out his sister instead. Bet he would have liked that.

Hermit

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Those lights that came down on Merceus...I might have seen them before, here at Garreg Mach.

Hermit
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They looked like they'd rain down right on top of us, but at the last moment, they veered off...

Hermit
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I think they crashed into Ailell. It must have been the goddess's blessing that protected us.

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.