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Byleth, Rhea, Seteth enter the scene
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Rhea
Unforgivable... I cannot fathom that the Adrestian Empire would embark on such a violent course of action.
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Seteth
The fault is my own. I failed to see the wickedness within Edelgard's heart.
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Seteth
She plotted with ill-meaning strangers to achieve her own ambitions and defiled the Holy Tomb.
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Seteth
If that is not wicked, what is?
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Seteth
There is no question on that front. She clearly wishes to conquer all of Fódlan.
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Seteth
And in order to achieve her own selfish ambitions, she plotted with ill-meaning strangers and defiled the Holy Tomb.
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Seteth
Or perhaps her ambitions are even grander than we know. Perhaps she is planning to make herself a false deity by demonizing the Church of Seiros...
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Rhea
Adrestia received its very name through a divine oracle. To injure the goddess is a sin most foul that shall not be forgiven, nor forgotten.
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Rhea
We must stop the Empire...and quickly.
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Shamir enters the scene
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Shamir
I have returned, Rhea.
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Rhea
Welcome back, Shamir. Were you able to discern the Empire's movements?
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Shamir
Their main troops are marching toward Garreg Mach.
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Shamir
It is said that they will join forces with Edelgard's army and arrive within two weeks.
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Seteth
Two weeks? That is not enough time!
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Seteth
It will require all of our efforts just to prepare our defenses before then.
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Seteth
We must send notice to all surrounding villages at once. We must order the residents of Garreg Mach to flee for their lives.
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Shamir
It will be done.
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Shamir leaves the scene
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Rhea
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Rhea
Professor...listen closely.
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Rhea
If our enemy invades the monastery, I will have no choice but to stand upon the battlefield.
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Rhea
If something happens to me...I am entrusting my sacred duties to you.
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Rhea
You must have guessed it by now. The truth of who you are.
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Rhea
Or perhaps I should say, your lost memories are surely beginning to return.
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Rhea
I have acted all these long years as a mere proxy for you. But the duty is yours and yours alone. Only you can lead the people of Fódlan.
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Byleth leaves the scene
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Seteth
Rhea, please. You must tell me all that you know. I beg of you.
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Rhea
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Seteth
That one...is the progenitor god. Am I correct?
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Rhea
In a sense. Our dear professor is...a vessel. One who carries the power of the progenitor god within.
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Rhea
In time, the vessel will become one with the power contained within, and the progenitor god shall return to this world.
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Seteth
I see. I trust that you are aware of the questionable nature of this experiment? But I suppose there is no turning back...
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Rhea
I ask that you help our friend...and, in doing so, help her.
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Rhea
I am waiting and hoping for the moment when our creator rules this wayward land once more.
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Seteth
I understand. As ever, I will take you at your word.
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Flayn enters the scene
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Flayn
Lady Rhea! Brother! I will do my part as well.
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Seteth
Flayn! Were you eavesdropping? Regardless, I am glad to hear it.
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Seteth
You owe your life to the professor, after all. And in the end, they may prove to be our brethren.
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Rhea
You have my gratitude, Seteth. And you as well, Flayn.
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Rhea
As followers of the progenitor god, it is up to us to see our mission through.
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Seteth
I understand. As ever, I will take you at your word.
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Flayn enters the scene
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Flayn
Lady Rhea! Brother! I will do my part as well.
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Seteth
Flayn! Were you eavesdropping? Regardless, I am glad to hear it.
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Seteth
You owe your life to the professor, after all. And in the end, they may prove to be our brethren.
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Rhea
You have my gratitude, Seteth. And you as well, Flayn.
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Rhea
As followers of the progenitor god, it is up to us to see our mission through.
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Seteth
I am sorry, but I cannot do this. I am not certain it is just...
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Flayn enters the scene
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Flayn
Brother... I believe in my professor. I wish to help. No matter the cost.
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Seteth
Flayn! Were you eavesdropping? I understand. You owe your life to the professor, after all.
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Seteth
And we cannot leave behind one who may be our brethren.
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Rhea
You have my gratitude, Seteth. And you as well, Flayn.
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Rhea
As followers of the progenitor god, it is up to us to see our mission through.
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Seteth
I am sorry, but I cannot do this. I am not certain it is just...
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Rhea
I see. That is a shame.