For a Hero's Relic to be stolen... It's unheard of.
And just last month, the Sword of the Creator was
almost stolen too.
Also quite unheard of. What impudence.
For House Gautier to invite us on to their land,
they must be desperate.
But at least we'll have the stalwart knights ready to
stand around and watch us do all the work.
Say, I hear that a Knight of Seiros named Gilbert
will be joining us for our mission this moon.
He is skilled, which is surely a boon for us. Still...
That was not very thoughtful of Lady Rhea.
Ahh, well... No, I do not. Not really. All I will say is
that we have trained together a few times in the past.
No... It's nothing. In any case, you should at least
introduce yourself to him before we depart.
House Gautier is Sylvain's home. It would be nice of
you to check on him as well.
I am sorry that the Kingdom's unrest did not stop
with Lord Lonato...
Professor... The Heroes' Relics are incredibly
powerful. Please be on your guard.
Oof. This wasn't the first time I've taken part
in an Alliance roundtable conference, but it was
There's not enough cooperation in that group,
especially from Lorenz's father.
But at least my grandfather was surprisingly alert.
Judging by that, I'd say he's got at least five more
years in him.
Hey, Teach. I hear you were able to use the
Sword of the Creator. That means...
What does that mean?
Could it mean that you're a descendant of Nemesis,
the King of Liberation?!
The coffin of Seiros in the Holy Mausoleum should
have held her remains.
Instead, it held the Sword of the Creator.
What could it mean?
Instead, they say, it held the Sword of the Creator.
What could it mean?
Swinging a sword about in the Holy Mausoleum?!
The potential for damage is too great to imagine.
I sincerely hope the saints' coffins were not damaged.
Were you using magic? I've heard you weren't, but—
Ugh! It's torture not being able to go inside the
Holy Mausoleum for an entire year.
You and your class were at that fight in the Holy
Mausoleum, right? I sincerely hope the holy artifacts
I admit I wish I could've been there to see it all, even
if it does make me queasy. But I was there too early.
I'd gone first thing in the morning.
At noon, one of the monks chased me out saying I'd
been there too long. Who were they to decide when
I've been somewhere too long?
I heard a Relic was stolen.
If this had something to do with a family conflict,
I don't think I could choose a side.
I think I'd be a pretty good judge of that!
What if it's some kind of powerful weapon? I want
I know Relics aren't easy to come by, but I'd still like
to get my hands on one...
I'm gonna keep training until I can beat you!
I'm not secretly eating cake!
Hmm... OK, what's Bernie doing right now?
Oh, fine. You got me. But keep it a secret, all right?
You're getting pretty good at talking through the
So, you have a Crest too, eh, Professor? Does that
mean you're descended from nobility? You've
certainly got the look for it...
I sure do wish there were more nobles like
A teacher, a mercenary, and so very mysterious...
How could a girl ever get enough?
This is being my first time to the Kingdom's
north. I hear the people of north are cold and
have much loneliness.
Professor, I hear you have had work...have worked
as a mercenary in the Kingdom. Did you find joy
You cannot remember? Is that having possibility?
I have amazement...
I have never had goings to the Kingdom's north.
I hear the people of north are cold and have
I know Lord Rodrigue.
He paid repeated visits to His Highness after the
previous king was killed.
The Western Church. The Central Church.
They believe in the same goddess, but oppose
Fódlan is a complicated place.
Have you seen a man who looks like me?
He's middle-aged and relatively tall.
If you get the chance, tell him I've gone out. OK?
Think of it! The Sword of the Creator, belonging to
the ancient King Nemesis.
You have to master it as soon as you can. I can't wait
to face off against such a legendary weapon!
So the whole plan to attack the monastery was some
plot devised by the Western Church?
That means they used Lonato.
What right do they have to drag a good man like him
into their schemes?!
There's going to be a big investigation into the
Western Church soon.
I wish I could be a part of it.
I want to hear for myself why Lonato had to die.
I'm so sorry my older brother is causing you all this
Don't misunderstand, I always thought he was a
piece of garbage, but I never thought he'd steal
I can't wait to see his face when he realizes I'm in the
group that was sent to take him down.
I can't believe my own brother is the leader of the
bandits. House Gautier is my true home...and his.
Please, Professor. He really is one of the worst people
I've ever known, but we still... We share the same
blood. We're still family.
Isn't it strange? Saint Seiros's body was missing from
her coffin, but they found a sword in its place...
Do you think she moved from her coffin and left the
Professor! You looked like a natural wielding the
Sword of the Creator!
It's strange though, isn't it? The last owner of the
sword was Nemesis, but I thought he didn't have
Hey, Professor! Did you happen to see that man I
was looking for earlier?
I just spotted him by the dining hall, but then he
He... To be honest, he's my father. He's using a
different name now, but there's no mistaking it.
It's him. I know it is!
Father... I've found you at last!
Oh? You saw him by the entrance to the monastery?
Thank you, Professor!
Professor! If you're heading to the Kingdom, I would
recommend taking a coat. It's chilly, even at this
time of year.
It also rains a fair bit. Don't get caught out there
without protection, or you're sure to catch a cold!
Wow, Lord Rodrigue in the flesh...
What is Felix doing? This is such a rare opportunity
for him to see his family...
Professor, please leave Sylvain alone for the
The thing is, the bandits' leader who stole the
Relic...is Sylvain's disinherited older brother.
It appears that Claude has returned to the
Alliance. And that woman who was with him—
I recognized her.
I believe she is from House Daphnel. That would
certainly explain her air of majesty.
It seems that our next mission is another bandit hunt.
This time, I've heard that their leader is the son of a
What a complete disgrace to the nobility.
I have heard that someone from House Gautier,
one of the Kingdom of Faerghus's noble families,
is causing some sort of commotion.
Hey, Professor. Don't you think everyone's making
too big a fuss over these Crests or Heroes' Relics
or whatever they're called?
How important can that stuff really be?
Personally I don't even care that I don't have
I'll take muscles over Crests any day. Heck, I'll take
muscles over a hot meal! Actually...
Don't you think Professor Hanneman's been acting
Maybe he's made some kind of big discovery.
Is it true that Lady Rhea entrusted the Sword of the
Creator to you?
I can hardly even fathom you being capable of
wielding something of such power. Just who
are you, anyway?
Aristocrats are fools—allowing their lives to be
dictated by their Crests.
Though...I suppose I am much the same in
Some people are unhappy because they don't have
the Crest they want...
And some are unhappy because they have a Crest
they never asked for.
I thought school life would be peaceful and quiet,
with a sprinkle of drama to keep things interesting.
But since you arrived, it's been one thing after
another. Is that just a coincidence, I wonder?
Oh, I was just kidding! Anyway, as I said before, I do
like having a little drama in my life.
What do you mean? I don't like the way you said
that. Stop trying to spook me!
Captain Jeralt was all furrowed brow earlier.
Do you know what's got him so concerned?
If there's a problem, I want to help any way I can.
OK. I doubt there's anything I can do for him,
but I figured I'd ask anyway.
I did, but he just dodged the question.
Still, it's worrying to see him like that.
Oh, Professor! Are you looking for Captain Jeralt?
I just saw him in the knights' hall a little while ago.
He was talking with a female knight, but I didn't get
a good look at who she was.
How are you managing the Sword of the Creator?
No problems? I hope you have not left it lying
somewhere unattended or anything foolish like that.
You will need the sword's power on your next
mission. I trust you will handle it without
Not used to it? Take it outside the monastery, then.
You need to come to grips with it and quickly.
Ah, Professor. Jeralt was looking for you.
It seems he has gone off somewhere.
If he is not in his room, then surely someone has
seen him. Ask around.
You're back. Ah, the graveyard? Of course I know it.
It can be a little hard to find. Would you like me to
show you where it is?
You need only ask. I will be here.
Why is that fish so...still? Wait—is it swimming
Perhaps... Perhaps it is resigned to its woeful fate of
being plucked from the water and eaten...
Ah, Professor. You are so outgoing with all of
I would like to have more opportunities to connect
with you, though I am certain my brother
Oh my...the Crest of Flames? Could it really—
Yes, the actual Crest of Flames!
No, that is quite enough. I should compose myself.
I must remain objective in my research. Objective.
The scandal with the Western Church troubles me.
We cannot afford to let ourselves be swept along,
It's awful, just awful what happened with the Rite
of Rebirth. The infirmary... Well, it was a mess.
Things are finally calm again, and so I've come here
Let me tell you, I put all of my knowledge to use
keeping those kids alive.
Still, the truth of it is that when someone faces death
for the first time...well, they figure out who they are.
They learn if they can do it again.
We can't lose them, Professor. Not to battle,
or to cowardice. If you can keep them going,
then I will too.
Hail, Professor. If I may introduce myself, I am
Gilbert. My life has been spent as a dedicated knight.
I am to accompany you on your assignment.
I may have slowed a step in recent years, but I pledge
to you the full extent of my abilities.
I beg your pardon, but such is my nature.
No, Professor. The pleasure is all mine, I assure you.
You acquitted yourself honorably last month.
To think they'd go into the Holy Mausoleum and
assault the Goddess Tower...
I cannot imagine the Western Church was acting on
its own. Someone must have been helping them.
As for the masked knight who escaped, his days
I hope we find him soon, so I can kill him myself.
Oh, Jeralt? He said something about visiting a grave.
There's a graveyard attached to the monastery,
so you'll probably find him there.
I can't remember where the graveyard is, but I bet
I heard about the things you did.
I'm so glad Lady Rhea's safe.
I figure you're a great person after all, Professor.
So...the Crest of Flames has manifested for you.
That means she was...
No. That's not possible.
Strange. And there's still too much that
we don't know.
Hey. I wanted to ask you to join me, but I couldn't
find you. So here I am.
I was thinking we should visit...your mother.
She's resting beneath this humble grave...
Hm? Oh. Of course you would ask that. I wouldn't
know where to begin...
I suppose I haven't talked much about her.
She was gentle and smart. So smart. A wonderful
cook. Always kind to everyone.
And...she loved flowers. Whenever I brought her
back an unusual flower, her face would light up.
I cherish those memories. I can't count how many
times she made me happy just by smiling.
And she smiled the most...when she was pregnant
She died right after you were born. She wasn't
able to spend much time with you.
But she loved you with all her heart. That's the truest
thing I know... Never forget it.
This ring is the only keepsake I have of her.
In time, it will be yours.
One day, I hope you'll give this ring to someone
you love as well as I love her.
You must be rather bewildered by the power
that was hidden within.
However, know that I believe in you. I have no
doubt that you will use that power justly.
You will most certainly fulfill the grand destiny
that the goddess has seen fit to grant you.
A stone? A stone...
I do not understand.
Yet as I think of it, the pounding in my chest grows
But is that me...or is it you?
Her face looks...familiar...
Professor. Have you seen my son, perchance? I have
need of him.
Is that so? That is too bad.
Is that so? Thank you, Professor.
I must ask him not to distract you, Professor,
nor His Highness from the matter at hand.
I am Rodrigue Achille Fraldarius. I bear the great
honor of serving as a lord in the Kingdom
I have come in Margrave Gautier's stead to retrieve
their stolen Relic. However...
As I hear it, a group of students is to attend
to this matter. I sincerely hope no harm comes
to any of them.
The head of the Western Church holds the title
That's not as distinguished as an archbishop,
such as Lady Rhea, but it still comes with a
fair amount of authority.
If someone in that position plotted an assassination,
I cannot help but think it must have been instigated
by some outside force.
There are bishops in the Eastern Church as well,
but to speak frankly, they do not have much impact.
They are under the influence of both the archbishop
and the Leicester Alliance, so their ability to voice
grievances is quite limited.
Greetings, Professor! Nothing to report!
Oh! Come to think of it, last month there was
something to report, wasn't there? Thanks to you,
I hear that everything was resolved.
I never realized that bandits had entered... I'm not a
great guard after all, am I? I hope you will forgive me
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
That man I walked past earlier... That wasn't
Lord Rodrigue, was it?
House Fraldarius is a powerful noble family,
linked to the founding of Faerghus.
Lord Rodrigue, its current leader, is a magnificent
warrior. He's known as the Shield of Faerghus.
A dozen or so years ago, during the northern
campaign in Sreng, he performed splendidly
as the king's right hand.
Come to think of it, wasn't there someone from
House Fraldarius amongst this year's students?
I've had a chance to spar with Gilbert of the
Knights of Seiros before.
I couldn't get a single strike in! If that man is
accompanying you on your assignment, you can
rest assured that no harm will come to you.
To be honest, he kind of reminds me of someone...
But no, it must be my imagination. Right?
The assassination attempt on Lady Rhea, the theft
of a Hero's Relic... I am up to my ears in foul news
Speaking of, there's a terrifying rumor swirling
around Garreg Mach these days.
Apparently a spirit of death wielding a huge scythe
has been kidnapping young maidens. Will the
madness never end?!
You guys have it bad in your own way, but believe
me when I say we've got it bad too.
With all that happened last month, a great many
knights were dispatched to the Western Church.
And now we must set out for the Eastern Church,
located in the far east of the Leicester Alliance.
If I must die in Alliance territory, I wish it wasn't
in the mountains in the middle of nowhere.
I'd much rather go on a sightseeing trip to Derdriu.
Oh, you don't know? Derdriu is House Riegan's
domain. It's called the Aquatic capital.
The Leicester Alliance is governed through
roundtable conferences between the five most
prominent allied dukes—the Five Great Lords.
First and foremost is Duke Riegan, the Alliance's
leader. Joining him are the heads of House Goneril,
House Gloucester, and House Ordelia.
Lastly, there is the newest addition, Margrave
Edmund. These five each have voting power in
Before House Edmund, it was House Daphnel that
was counted amongst the five. However...
It is said that the head of that family relinquished
their vote to House Edmund, which had only
recently risen to significance.
Miklan? I know that guy. In northern Faerghus, he's
pretty well-known...and not in a good way.
The guy does what he pleases, attacking towns in
Margrave Gautier's territory relentlessly. Stealing
food and even abducting women.
I may be the leader of a bunch of thugs, too, but I'm
nothing like that slime bag.
Eh, a bit. I've got folks who follow my lead. But the
similarities end there.
Hm, hate's a strong word. It's more that I think I
could lead his bandits in a better way.
A Hero's Relic can turn a slime bag like Miklan into
I know you've got one of those shinies yourself, but
don't go doing anything reckless.
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.
You're a busy one, aren't ya? Always on the road.
Being a professor seems like a tough gig.
Back when I was first enrolled here, we rarely
traveled. The Battle of the Eagle and Lion was
This really stirs up the old memories. When I took
part, my house lost. May have been my fault. It's
hard to believe, but I was pretty rash back then.
Hey... Think I can join in again this year? Bet you
could pull some strings and make it happen, yeah?
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.
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.
The next mission is to rout bandits in the Kingdom,
is it not? I find the idea unsettling.
Though the bandits have captured a large prize,
they are insigificant in and of themselves.
The matter would be more appropriately dealt with
by Margrave Gautier or the Faerghus royal family.
I grant that I am most likely jumping at shadows...
But I fear that if Faerghus is weakened, the tipped
scales will lead to widespread unrest.
Nice sword, Chatterbox. I like how it lights up.
That's a neat trick.
But, now that you have it, the church is gonna want
to use your power for their own ends. Are you gonna
let that happen?
Oh, come on. You can't be so passive.
Good. Glad to hear it.
You gotta think for yourself. You're too good to
become one of their stooges.
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.
I've been hearing about you a lot lately. Word on the
street is you wield some amazing sword.
If you ever want to sell it to me, I'd pay top G!
Just kidding. Sorta. It's, uh, not for sale, is it?
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.
Actually, if I recall correctly—which is my job and
passion—there were reportable happenings up top as
well. That's why I'm still stuck with Mr. Backup.
I'm still here by request of Lord Seteth. You can
never be too vigilant.
Truth be told, I'm used to the guy by now. Not Yuri,
though. He shoots him a pointed glare every time he
walks by. Heh. How Yuri is that?
Aelfric used to use his position in the church to look
out for Abyss.
He basically set this whole place up for us.
Then some scandal or other forced him out. Got to
wonder what got the church so riled up...
The best fighter in Abyss? Balthus, probably.
Yuri's definitely the most cunning. Constance is the
strongest with magic.
The most dangerous of them all though? Hapi.
You've heard the rumors, haven't you?
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.