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Rodrigue
Our orders are to capture Enbarr by striking the enemy stronghold directly...
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Rodrigue
How familiar are you with the geography of Fódlan?
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Rodrigue
Then you must be aware that the Kingdom and the Empire are separated by the impassable Oghma Mountains, right?
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Rodrigue
The Kingdom and the Empire are separated by the impassable Oghma Mountains.
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Rodrigue
Legend has it that Saint Seiros once crossed over those mountains to fight against the Fell King Nemesis...
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Rodrigue
But don't fool yourself. Leading a large army over such steep mountains would be near impossible.
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Gilbert
In order to infiltrate the Empire, we have no choice but to go around the mountains, either to the east or to the west.
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Rodrigue
Yes, I agree.
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Gilbert
Hmm. I believe that may be difficult. After all, the western region of the Kingdom is already loyal to the Empire.
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Gilbert
Perhaps we should consider going east...using the route that passes through Alliance territory.
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Rodrigue
The Alliance is currently split in two. Those who stand with the Empire and those who are against it.
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Rodrigue
Leading the Imperial faction is House Gloucester, while House Riegan leads those who oppose.
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Rodrigue
We should take advantage of their internal conflict and proceed east along the mountains until we reach the Great Bridge of Myrddin in Alliance territory.
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Why there?
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Gilbert
The Airmid River divides Alliance and Empire territory. There are many large bridges that cross it.
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Gilbert
However, the Great Bridge of Myrddin is by far the largest, and it is also closest to the monastery.
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Gilbert
I believe you crossed that bridge five years ago on your journey to the Battle of the Eagle and Lion.
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Rodrigue
I'm afraid we have no other option. This is our only hope.
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Gilbert
I'm afraid it's a possibility. But it's still more practical than passing through the west.
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Rodrigue
Perhaps our next move should be to contact House Riegan and request their cooperation...
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Do you think they'll help us?
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Rodrigue
Claude of House Riegan is the leader of the Alliance and is firmly against the Empire. They are the enemy of our enemy... In other words, hopefully, a friend.
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Dimitri
Are you suggesting that we ask House Riegan to engage the Gloucester soldiers?
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Gilbert
I am. If we take the bridge, then House Gloucester will no longer be able to receive support from the Empire.
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Gilbert
There's no way a man as wise as Claude would refuse our request.
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Rodrigue
And once we manage to capture the Great Bridge and gain a foothold into the Empire...
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Dimitri
Then we cross Gronder Field and head south toward Enbarr.
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Ashe
But if we get attacked from both sides, we'll have to fight people from the Alliance, won't we?
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Mercedes
Speaking of House Gloucester, I wonder how Lorenz is holding up...
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Annette
If we meet him again, it will probably be as enemies. To be honest, I'd rather avoid seeing him altogether.
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Rodrigue
Of course, if we get blocked in by the Alliance, we'll have to fight our way out. That means you'll have to cross blades with your old schoolmates.
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Rodrigue
Of course, if we get blocked in by the Alliance, we'll have to fight our way out. That means you'll have to cross blades with your old schoolmates.
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Dimitri
If you do not wish to kill familiar faces, do not tarry over the corpses of the dead.
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Felix
Hmph. Good advice.
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Dimitri
Prepare yourselves. It is time to steel your souls for the task at hand.