Claude

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Claude

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

Claude

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

Claude

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

Claude

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

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

Claude

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

Claude

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

Claude

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

Professor. At last, the end is nigh.

Ferdinand

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

Ferdinand

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

Ferdinand

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

Ferdinand

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

Linhardt

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Linhardt

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

Linhardt

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

Linhardt

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

Linhardt

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

Linhardt

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

Caspar

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Caspar

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

Caspar

Hey, don't try and scare me!

Caspar

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

Caspar

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

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

Bernadetta

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

Bernadetta

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

Bernadetta

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

Dorothea

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Dorothea

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

Dorothea

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

Dorothea

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

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

Petra

Brigid is a vassal of the Empire.

Petra

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

Petra

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

Petra

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

Felix

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Felix

The Death Knight is no ordinary knight.

Felix

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

Felix

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

Ashe

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Ashe

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

Ashe

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

Ashe

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

Sylvain

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Sylvain

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

Sylvain

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

Sylvain

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

Sylvain

Striking down the Empire is my offering to His Highness.

Sylvain

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

Mercedes

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Mercedes

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

Mercedes

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

Mercedes

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

Annette

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Annette

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

Annette

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

Annette

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

Annette

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

Ingrid

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Ingrid

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

Ingrid

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

Ingrid

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

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

Ingrid

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

Ingrid

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

Lorenz

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Lorenz

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

Lorenz

To question it never even occurred to me.

Lorenz

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

Lorenz

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

Lorenz

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

Raphael

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Raphael

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

Raphael

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

Raphael

Nah, that doesn't sound right!

Raphael

Ah, that's the one!

Raphael

Nah, that doesn't sound right!

Raphael

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

Raphael

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

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

Ignatz

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

Ignatz

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

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

Lysithea

Care to share your thoughts, Professor?

Lysithea

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

Lysithea

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

Lysithea

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

Marianne

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Marianne

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

Marianne

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

Marianne

I know it's hard to imagine...

Marianne

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

Marianne

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

Hilda

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Hilda

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

Hilda

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

Hilda

Yeah! Wahoo! Fighting!

Hilda

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

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

Leonie

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

Leonie

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

Leonie

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

Leonie

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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Seteth

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

Seteth

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

Seteth

Are you prepared for that?

Seteth

Excellent.

Seteth

That is unfortunate. Well, you must become ready.

Seteth

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

Flayn

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Flayn

I was born in Enbarr.

Flayn

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

Flayn

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

Hanneman

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Hanneman

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

Hanneman

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

Hanneman

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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Manuela

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

Manuela

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

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Manuela

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

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Manuela

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

Manuela

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

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Manuela

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

Alois

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Alois

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

Alois

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

Alois

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

Catherine

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Catherine

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

Catherine

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

Catherine

I was just kidding! Pay me no mind.

Catherine

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

Catherine

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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Shamir

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

Shamir

Their final target was the capital.

Shamir

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

Shamir

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

Cyril

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Cyril

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

Cyril

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

Cyril

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

Judith

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Judith

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

Judith

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

Judith

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

Greetings, Professor! Nothing to report!

Gatekeeper

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

Gatekeeper

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

Gatekeeper

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

Gatekeeper

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

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

Monk

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

Monk

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

Monk

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

Alliance Knight

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Alliance Knight

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

Alliance Knight

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

Alliance Knight

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

Alliance Knight

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

Soldier

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Soldier

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

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

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

Churchgoer

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

Churchgoer

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

Merchant

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Merchant

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

Merchant

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

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

Churchgoer

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

Soldier

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Soldier

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

Soldier

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

Soldier

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

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

Merchant

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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Knight of Seiros

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

Knight of Seiros

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

Knight of Seiros

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

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

Soldier

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

Soldier

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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Yuri

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

Yuri

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

Yuri

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

Balthus

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Balthus

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

Balthus

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

Balthus

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

Balthus

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

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

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

Constance

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Constance

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

Constance

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

Constance

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

Constance

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

Hapi

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Hapi

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

Hapi

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

Hapi

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

Hapi

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

Hapi

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

Anna

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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

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

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

Abysskeeper

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

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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Hermit

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

Hermit

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

Hermit

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

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.