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Byleth, Dimitri enter the scene
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Dimitri
He's dead. There goes our chance to gain more information.
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Dimitri
Then again, even if we had managed to capture him alive, judging by the way he was acting...
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Claude
Teach is absolutely right. We should take this rare opportunity to let off some tension.
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Claude enters the scene
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Dimitri
It's been a long time, Claude. I am glad to see that you're safe.
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Claude
Same. I haven't seen you since the nightmare that was Gronder.
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Claude
You really did come to help us... You must be a bunch of soft-hearted suckers, eh?
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Dimitri
If you really felt that way, you would not have set up a defensive battle in the hopes that we would come.
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Dimitri
It worked out, only because we made it in time... Were you really so confident that we would answer the call?
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Claude
Of course.
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Claude
I knew you wouldn't hesitate to put yourself second and come running to our aid.
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Claude
You and I are cut from different cloth. I wouldn't make a move unless I could gain something from it. You've always been just the opposite.
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Claude
And of course, I've always been fond of taking dangerous risks.
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Claude
After all, I sent that express messenger before you had even recaptured the Kingdom capital.
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Claude
If all went to plan, I knew you'd recapture it soon, and then respond to our request for aid.
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Claude
It was riskier than usual, I'll give you that. But it was the only card I had to play, so I took the gamble.
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Dimitri
You cross too many dangerous bridges for my liking.
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Claude
I know, I know. But...that ends today.
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Dimitri
What do you mean?
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Claude
Here, take this. Use it however you see fit.
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Dimitri
The legendary bow, Failnaught... Isn't this the Hero's Relic of House Riegan?
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Dimitri
Hold, Claude. This must be one of your jokes. You cannot truly intend to part with this...
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Claude
It's not a joke. As of today, the Leicester Alliance is no more.
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Dimitri
Just what are you planning, Claude?
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Claude
If you're going to lead Fódlan, then the Alliance lords will follow you.
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Claude
Back in the day, the Alliance split off from the Kingdom. I'm just putting us back together again.
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Claude
Oh, and I've already gained the support of the other lords at the roundtable conference, so you can stop looking at me like I'm crazy.
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Claude
All that's left is for me is to officially step down as the leader of the Alliance.
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Claude
I'm leaving Fódlan. There are things I have to do. Dreams I need to see to fruition.
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Claude
That's why I became the Alliance leader to begin with, actually. But it left me no time for what I was really after.
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Claude
You'd better not take on too many responsibilities yourselves, or else you'll end up in the same boat.
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Claude
And remember...both the living and the dead cling to us without any regard for our own lives.
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Claude
It's up to us to break free of that weight and follow the path that we believe in.
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Dimitri
Claude...
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Claude
Oops! I almost forgot the most important thing.
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Claude
If you're looking for Rhea, apparently she's being held captive in the Imperial capital.
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Claude
It doesn't sound like they intend to kill her, but there's no telling what they're planning.
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Dimitri
You have my gratitude, Claude.
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Claude
Gratitude? Thanks but no thanks. As far as I'm concerned, we're even now.
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Claude
I don't know how many years will pass until then, but let's promise to meet again. And when we do... don't be too hard on me, Your Kingliness.
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Claude leaves the scene