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Claude enters the scene
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Claude
Heya, Teach. How are you feeling? Does anything feel, um...strange at all?
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Claude
Good. I still vividly remember you suddenly collapsing and passing out after you went through those changes.
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But maybe that's not a concern now that you've spent five long years napping.
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Well, you were asleep for five whole years, after all. It'll probably take time to get you back to top form.
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Though I'm relieved to see you haven't lost a step as far as combat goes.
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Claude
Your command bringing my schemes to life... That's just how we fight best.
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Any word from Judith?
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Claude
Not yet, but there's no need to worry. That woman adores me.
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Claude
Once we've bolstered our forces, it'll finally be time to start taking decisive action. But I wonder...
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Claude
Do you really think Rhea is still alive?
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I think so too. It's hard to imagine the death of someone as important as her staying a secret.
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Claude
There's no telling. But it's also hard to imagine the death of someone as important as her staying a secret.
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I wonder where she is and what she's doing...
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Claude
That's a dangerous question, Teach. To be honest, I've given it a lot of thought.
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Claude
All I know is that I still have a lot of questions I need to ask her.
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Claude
About the true history of Crest Stones and Heroes' Relics...and the truth behind the legend of Seiros and Nemesis.
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Claude
She has secrets. Too many of them for my comfort. Considering the state of the world...it's suspicious.
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Claude
You must be curious about what was done to you and what her plans were for you, right?
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And you never did learn about your mother, did you?
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Claude
None of our doubts will ever be cleared unless we hear these answers from Rhea herself.
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Claude
In that sense, I absolutely hope Rhea is still alive.
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But as far as Fódlan goes, I do wonder what a world without Rhea would look like.
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A world without Rhea?
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Claude
The majority of people in Fódlan believe in the Seiros faith that Rhea preaches.
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That's why they accept the noble system as if it were the only option, and refuse to associate with those who believe in anything else.
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That closed-minded philosophy is the reason why Fódlan's Throat is locked tight.
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But if you remove the archbishop who strictly advocates that doctrine, that world view is no longer an absolute. There's room for free thought.
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The leadership of the church would undoubtedly fall to you, and you would hold the power to change the shape of the faith. Of the world.
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Then, for the first time, people would truly be free to think for themselves. To decide what's right, and what's wrong.
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Honestly, I believe Edelgard is probably hoping to achieve something very similar.
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But her methods require too much bloodshed. That's not something the world can get behind.
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Anyway... The best thing we can do is find Rhea and hear what she has to say.
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Claude
Heh, oops... I guess I've been going on for a while now. Sorry about that. You should get some rest.