What do you say, Edel? Shall we meet up in the
library later to... Oh! Hello, Professor!
Do you need something? I'm a little busy at
Sorry, Professor! I've got a lot of questions to ask
Since I couldn't graduate last year, I really want to
make sure I can do so this year.
Flayn and...Monica, was it? I'm glad they were
returned safe and sound.
The Battle of the Eagle and Lion... Its name
comes from the war in which the Kingdom
won its independence from the Empire.
It's imperative that we fight our best. We must live
up to the legacy of the King of Lions.
To hold a fishing tournament at a time like this...
Participate if you must, but I urge you not to lose
sight of our goal.
As for me, I won't be joining in. I'm so focused on
the battle ahead, I fear I would snap my poor rod
right in half.
Going all the way to the Empire for a mock battle?
This is serious business. And there's a reward to
be had as well. I'd really like to win this thing.
Everyone else seems to be raring to go too.
We're all looking to you to guide us, Teach.
Seteth, that stubborn goat. Holding a fishing
tournament now? Just last month he looked
like death warmed over.
The Battle of the Eagle and Lion is a free-for-all
contest among the three classes.
If you are victorious, the archbishop will no doubt
present you with a reward.
Just what I thought you'd say.
You know, the Empire used to control all of Fódlan.
But after the civil war, the northern region split off
and became the Kingdom. Later, the eastern part of
the Kingdom seceded to become the Alliance.
There are three powers today, but a thousand years
ago, we were all united as one.
Even now, among the nobles of the Empire, there are
some who dream of reunifying Fódlan...
I'm just absolutely exhausted. I swear to you,
Professor, every month we're worked harder than
the month before.
I had imagined the academy as a chance to possibly
relax before our lives began in earnest.
After graduating, we'll enter into noble society,
which means contending with all the intrigues and
dramas that entails.
I want to just...postpone life for a bit. Fish... Nap
under a tree... Skip out on lectures and— Well, not
your lectures of course, Professor.
Agreed. That's the Church of Seiros for you. What
is it they say? "Those with power are obliged to
Are you gonna participate in the fishing
So, you are joining the fishing tournament? That's
great! But you don't stand a chance against me!
I just caught this beauty! I bet you can't catch a
bigger one of the same kind.
All right, let's see what you got!
Hah! Not even close! I told you I'd win.
I...I lost? But how? Ugh! I guess I underestimated
I wasn't expecting much, but this tournament was a
lot of fun.
Hi, Professor. Want to know something?
Gronder is in the territory of House Bergliez, in
That's right next to my home, the region of
Oh. Oh no. What if— What if my parents come to
I'm calm! Of course I'm calm! Why wouldn't I be
Really? Are you sure?! You wouldn't say that if
you weren't completely sure, right?!
Fishing? No thanks.
I tried it once, and...ugh. Gross. I don't even really
like to eat fish, let alone catch and gut them.
Besides, who can think about fishing right now?
The Battle of the Eagle and Lion is coming up soon.
That's the spirit!
Oh, have a little faith in yourself, Professor. You'll
do fine, I'm sure of it.
I fished with frequency back in Brigid. I will not
Will you be trying to fish too?
I am happy that you will have participation.
Maybe you and I both can have a small contest
with each other?
We will both have catching of the same fish type
and do comparisons. Whoever has the fish with
the biggest size will be winning. OK?
Show me the fish so we can see whose has the
biggest size. I will have comparisons now.
I have gotten victory! Your fish has much
less size, Professor!
Your fish has way more size. I have had losing...
I mean, I have lost.
This created more fun than I have experienced
in a long time. Did you also have the fun?
The Battle of the Eagle and Lion draws near. His
Highness insists upon training well into the night.
He has said it is nothing to worry about. But how
could I not be concerned?
Did you want something?
Ever since the tournament, the kitchen is completely
overtaken with fish. The cooks cannot keep up.
I'm not interested in glory or prizes. All I want is a
formidable enemy to sink my teeth into.
As far as I can see, there are only a couple of
opponents worth my time.
You're one of them, Professor.
Since we were little, Ingrid's always gotten this odd
look in her eye when someone brings up food.
You know, I'm pretty good at fishing. My older
brother used to take me out.
Why don't you give it a try too? They say we can eat
whatever we catch!
Oh, so you're taking part. How would you feel about
a little friendly competition?
Catch the same kind of fish as me, and we'll compare
the two. Biggest wins!
Looks like you've been doing some fishing! Let's see
what you've got.
Ha! Nice catch, Professor, but it looks like I've got
the bigger fish this time.
Wow, that's a spectacular fish! You win. I can't
compete with that.
Fishing was a nice change of pace, but now it's time
to focus on the Battle of the Eagle and Lion!
A fishing tournament, huh? Sounds fun, but not as
fun as reeling in the ladies.
Heh! Just kidding of course. The most important
thing right now is preparing for the Battle of the
Eagle and Lion.
After all, the ladies love nothing more than a winner.
And around here, there's no bigger game.
Everyone has their own reason to fight. At least I'm
honest about mine.
I knew you'd understand, Professor.
Ah! I'm so sorry! I was lost in thought.
It's very kind of you to be concerned, but I promise
that I'm fine. I was just thinking...
The Death Knight's true identity. Could it actually
be Professor Jeritza?
Gronder Field is in the Empire, right? I wonder how
we'll get there.
I thought I heard that there's no path that goes
straight from the monastery to the Empire...
Oh! Perhaps we'll travel through Alliance territory.
Yes, I see, from the east, we would go...hm, there!
Ah, yes, that must be it!
Holding such a frivolous and downright ridiculous
event so close to the Battle of the Eagle and Lion...
It's absolutely absurd.
Although...they did say we could eat whatever
we catch. I'm a sucker for a good meal...
I just couldn't resist.
Are you taking part as well? Why don't we have
some fun with this? A little contest.
If you catch a fish like this, come show it to me.
Whoever catches the bigger fish will be the victor.
So, you've caught something, have you? Let us pit
our fish against each other.
Aha, my fish is bigger! Looks like I win.
Alas, your fish is clearly grander than mine...
I suppose you win. This time.
All that's left now is to eat it! Should I smoke it?
Stew it? Ohhh, I'm drooling already!
I received a rare letter from my father recently.
He said that he is praying for the Golden Deer
House to emerge victorious. Insistently praying.
My father attended the Officers Academy, and won
a glorious victory in the Battle of the Eagle and Lion.
I think he is quite proud of that, even to this day.
I suppose that shows how great an honor it truly is.
Hey, Professor! Did you hear about the
You get to fish in the pond as much as you want.
The more you catch, the more you get to eat!
Oh! You're entering too? Then how about a little
Let's see who can catch the biggest fish! There's no
way I'll lose!
Did you catch something? Let me see what you got!
Is that the best you could do? Looks like I'm the
winner! My fish looks bigger and tastier!
No way! That fish looks bigger and tastier! I can't
believe I lost...
The fishing tournament's over already? Guess it's
time for my personal eating tournament, then.
Best part is...no losing!
Sometimes it's nice to dangle a fishing line and let
your mind wander.
I'd love to spend some time lounging around by
a scenic river or lake.
Oh, are you taking part in the fishing tournament?
Let's put your skills to the test!
Whoever can catch the biggest one of these fish wins.
Ah, you already got your hands on some fish!
Let's compare, then.
My fish is bigger! I'm so happy. This victory is such
an honor, Professor.
Aw, I lost. Is there anything you can't do?
I think that's the end of the fishing tournament.
I suppose it's time to prepare for the Battle of
the Eagle and Lion!
Why would we go all the way to Gronder Field?
It's idiocy to travel that far.
It may be a tradition, but it takes forever to get there
and is exhausting. So pointless.
I guess there's nothing to be done about it. Even by
Excuse me, Professor. Um, do you think it would
reflect poorly on me if I chose not to take part in
the Battle of the Eagle and Lion?
Oh. I see...
Well, I don't really want to leave the monastery...
I'm not very confident, but I'll try my best.
Professor, do you have a second? It's about Monica.
Does she seem...off to you?
She was imprisoned for a long while, but she seems
to have recovered almost instantly, and she's been
You see what I mean? I wonder if she's straining to
seem happy, just to make people comfortable.
I guess you're right. It just seems fast, doesn't it?
Hmm... And why is she so close to Edelgard anyway?
Why are they having a fishing tournament now?
Are they just giving up on the Battle of the
Eagle and Lion?!
You're not condoning this, right? Are you?!
What?! If you've got all this free time, shouldn't you
be spending it on your students?
Good. I'm looking forward to seeing you in action.
I hope Captain Jeralt will be watching.
Good. Hey, wait... What's with that shifty look?!
I have something to ask of you.
I have not even told you what my request is yet!
Flayn has been through an awful lot this past month.
To make up for that, I have decided to give her
whatever she wants.
I asked her what she would like, and she expressed
a desire for a feast of fish.
Since I'm sure the students would be interested,
I have decided to hold a fishing tournament here
at the monastery.
I have left all of the specifics to Shamir. Please,
enter and put in your best effort.
I hear that you participated in the fishing
tournament. I appreciate you taking the time.
I told my brother I had a craving for some tasty fish.
I did not realize when I did so that it would turn
into...well, this. My apologies.
Will you be taking part too, Professor?
Ah, I must admit, I am quite excited!
I cannot recall the type of fish I was hoping to
So, if you do manage to catch a fish, do you mind
bringing it for me to see?
Oh, you caught one!
Yes, yes! Yay! This is it! This is the fish I have been
I am so pleased! I shall cook it up immediately!
What a shame. It is not the type I was hoping for.
I don't know if you've heard, but Flayn is very
special. Her blood carries a rare Crest...
Oh, the lengths to which she could advance my
research, if only I were able to study her!
If only it weren't for Seteth's strict orders!
He protects his sister with unusual zeal.
I dislike it, but I agree. The time I would spend
begging him and accomplishing nothing would
be better spent on other research.
Have you ever tried convincing Seteth of anything?
I'm not sure I could convince that man the sky is
blue if he hadn't already looked up for himself.
I always thought I was pretty good, you know?
Then I go and get stabbed. Ugh...
But my opponent was the Death Knight, so I figure
I did pretty well to only get stabbed. I wonder if it's
true that he is actually Jeritza...
Whoever he is...I'm going to make him pay. It turns
out that when I get stabbed, I get really mad!
I'm not going to let him get the better of me again!
Professor, has Seteth told you? We're to
have a fishing tournament.
Given the events of the last month, I believe this
is just the sort of distraction we need, staff
and student alike.
I'm afraid I'm not one for such festivities.
I do enjoy a spot of fishing, though.
I do enjoy the sport, yet I wouldn't say
I'm particularly good at it.
I believe it best that I stick to
quietly fishing by myself.
I'm going to catch me some mighty fish, just you wait
Er, but they haven't been biting...
Everyone told me I was too loud, so I've been using
my quiet voice.
I didn't think of that. Ah, the truth is right in front
Just kidding. As though a fish is smart enough to be
afraid of me.
Can you believe what Seteth said?
"Catch some tasty fish for Flayn." I'm her bodyguard!
Have you thought about entering? Maybe you and I
could have a little friendly competition.
I just caught this fish here. Why don't you try
catching a bigger one of the same type?
Oh, you've caught one! Let me see...
Aw, too bad. Looks like mine was bigger.
Nice, you beat me! This is for you.
I guess that's it. That was fun, wasn't it?
Welcome to the monastery fishing tournament.
You look confused. Didn't Seteth tell you about it?
Just catch whatever fish Flayn requests.
Show any fish you catch to Flayn.
The fishing tournament is over.
I heard you did some fishing, and that Flayn
Fódlan is big. It's not as big as Almyra is, but it's still
Travel? I don't know... Never thought about it,
Why do you think I would wanna do that?
The recent happenings at the monastery... There is
something going on behind the scenes here.
I've been commissioned to investigate as well.
As I've already mentioned, this month I'm off to
You be on your guard, OK?
Well, I hope you're right.
Perhaps I've gotten in your head too much!
I won't go dying on you. I've stayed alive this long,
How are preparations for the Battle of the Eagle and
Lion going? Hm? Fishing? Taking it easy, are you?
The situation last month was dire indeed.
The students endured great hardship.
I hope you are able to put all of that behind you
so that you may focus on this month's assignment.
A most reassuring response. I trust that your class
is in good hands.
That is to be expected. I, too, cannot quite shake
that feeling of unease.
Even so, we must both strive to put that nasty
business behind us.
I look forward to seeing your skills on display at the
Battle of the Eagle and Lion.
Hmph. This monastery is more dangerous
than I expected.
It's likely that our foes have infiltrated the ranks
of the teachers... And there may be others
of questionable character about as well!
If you ask me, there is something amiss about that
Don't worry. I won't participate in any assignments
so as not to take any attention away from the
I look forward to learning from you, Professor!
When you feel that first refreshing breeze upon
your face, you know it is almost time for the
Battle of the Eagle and Lion.
Gronder Field is within the Empire, but the path
there from the monastery necessitates passing
through Alliance territory.
Fódlan's biggest river, the Airmid River, flows along
the border between the Empire and the Alliance.
You will have to cross one of the largest bridges
upon that river, the Great Bridge of Myrddin.
Greetings, Professor! Nothing to report!
Young Monica disappeared last year. I thought she
had simply run along home.
But it turns out she was kidnapped! I can't believe it.
How awful it must have been for the poor thing.
They say her personality has completely changed,
but at least she seems more cheerful than before.
Grateful to be alive, perhaps?
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
Having a fishing tournament before the Battle of the
Eagle and Lion... At first I couldn't figure out what
they were thinking.
But the fish are especially tasty this time of year,
so I don't question it anymore!
Have you had any, Professor? You'd better eat up
before it's all gone!
After the Battle of the Eagle and Lion, a prize is
awarded to the winner by the archbishop herself.
It's a three-way battle, so you can't waste too much
time just observing. You have to jump right in there.
You have to be proactive and defeat the most
opponents. Do that, and it's quite possible the
archbishop will recognize how strong you are.
Ah... Great memories. I was a student here many
years ago. I know what I speak of.
Along with Flayn, we found another female student
who went missing last year.
But now the combat professor, Jeritza, has vanished.
His origin begged many questions, so there were
plenty of objections to his appointment here.
He is apparently from House Hrym of the Empire,
but he was adopted from another family.
Or so they say...
Anyway, there hasn't been much good to be said
about House Hrym in recent decades.
The Death Knight's true identity... Personally,
I don't think it could be Jeritza.
He taught me swordsmanship...
He said I had talent and the potential to get
He was a little scary, of course...but it's hard for
me to believe he's a bad person.
Oh, hi, Professor. Have you heard the rumor about
the Goddess Tower?
Well, there's an annual ball here the month after
next, during the Ethereal Moon.
They say if a boy and a girl wish for something
together at the Goddess Tower on that night,
the goddess herself will grant it!
I don't know where the rumor started, but it's a great
story, isn't it?
The Battle of the Eagle and Lion is almost here.
Time certainly is strange.
All this really has me feeling nostalgic. Back when
I was in the academy, I took part in the battle too.
The Blue Lions. Back then, I was living with
Kingdom nobility as an adoptee.
We won the battle by a mile. But how we came to
that victory is my little secret.
Lady Rhea still watches the battle, yeah? Best of luck
to you, friend.
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.
Hey, pal. The surface brats have that big brawl this
month, yeah? The Battle of the Eagle and Lion?
The Golden Deer lost that one back in my day.
Hope they win this year!
Ha! Got ya! I'll be cheering for your house this time.
Not like I have anything better to do.
Hey, pal. This month is the big brawl, yeah? Yeah!
It's the Battle of the Eagle and Lion!
I hear I'm free to join in. My heart's full to bursting!
My muscles too, but that's pretty normal for me.
This is big, pal. The Legendary King of Grappling's
triumphant return. The other houses won't know
what hit 'em!
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.
That young lady, Monica...might she be Baron
We're not acquainted, but I have heard tell that
the baron has a daughter roughly her age.
Despite my current circumstances, I was born into
House Nuvelle, one of the preeminent houses of
the Empire. Didn't you know?
There isn't much of my house left to speak of, but
mark my words, someday it shall return in glory!
Speaking of Baron Ochs and those recent goings-on
in the Imperial capital...there's no link there, I trust?
Do you suppose word of her father passing away
has already reached Monica?
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.
Flayn is home safe! Woohoo! I mean, ahem...
I'm relieved. I'd be devastated if something had
happened to her.
By the by, do I have to participate in this Eagle and
Lion thing this month?
Gotcha. Well, I hope we win. You won't like what
happens if I'm on the losing team.
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. Listen up. I've got something to report.
You're wondering where Mr. Backup is, aren't you?
Figured you'd want an update. Or report, if you will.
He's gone. Other duties or some such nonsense.
But he'll be back, right? I bet so... I think he liked
this place? Especially the company... We really had
something... Hm, he'll miss it. Just you wait and see.
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.
When the nobles came for me, they were completely
without mercy. They... They killed everyone.
My parents. My husband. My son. They all died...
for nothing. For being in the way.
People with Crests do whatever they want. No one
even tries to stop them. Especially not the church...
Hey, come join me over here. For once, we've got
plenty of food! Hahaha!
Folks up above caught so many fish that we've got
a bunch more down here than usual.
It's not too common to get a big fishing haul down
here in Abyss!
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.