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Dimitri
We will finally have our decisive battle with the Empire this month.
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Gilbert
The eastern lords are in the process of consolidating all of the troops within the entire Kingdom.
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Gilbert
In addition, ever since Arianrhod's liberation, the western lords have been declaring their fealty one after another.
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Gilbert
There are still some lords in the west who side with the Empire, but I believe it is only a matter of time before they surrender.
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Ashe
Affairs within the Kingdom have calmed down considerably, and we even managed to win over the Alliance.
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Annette
Although it was a rough go at first, I'm starting to feel like we could actually win this!
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Mercedes
That's true! Thinking back on it now, we've really come a long way.
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Seteth
We even have a lead as to where Rhea is located. It is as we predicted all along.
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Seteth
If we are to rescue Rhea, then we must defeat the emperor...
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Ashe
Um, if we're going to march from the monastery to Enbarr, then we'll have to cross the Great Bridge of Myrddin again, right?
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Gilbert
Which route should we take? The Great Bridge of Myrddin?
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Dimitri
Yes, I believe so. As we have gained the Alliance's support, we should not have any trouble this time.
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Dimitri
After the bridge, we can cross Gronder Field and head south.
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Dimitri
And then we'll take Merceus, the so-called impregnable fortress that towers on the other side.
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An impregnable fortress?
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Ashe
Fort Merceus... I know of it. They say it rivals even Arianrhod.
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Gilbert
Fort Merceus is praised as the strongest in the Empire.
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Gilbert
Fort Merceus is praised as the strongest in the Empire.
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Gilbert
Count Bergliez, the Empire's Minister of Military Affairs, once had troops stationed there.
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Gilbert
But according to our spies, a large-scale military force has entered the stronghold.
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Gilbert
Perhaps they are gathering soldiers from various regions to compensate for their losses.
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Dimitri
If we try to avoid it, those troops will follow us and attack from the rear. It is best for us to handle the situation head-on.
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Dimitri
It is unlike you to worry so. But I feel we have no choice but to strip that place of its "impregnable" reputation.
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Dimitri
Once we take Fort Merceus, Enbarr will be within reach. This is the Empire's last chance to stop us from arriving at our goal.
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Sylvain
In other words, if we take this fort, then our blades will be at the emperor's throat in no time.
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Ashe
If this is the last fort between us and them, then the emperor will likely do everything she can to strengthen its defenses.
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Gilbert
We can safely assume that Edelgard is strengthening her defenses to the best of her ability.
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Dimitri
I just received a report on that very subject. The one commanding the troops stationed at Fort Merceus is someone we have crossed blades with many times.
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Dimitri
It is the Death Knight who awaits us there.
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Mercedes
Oh... So that's who we'll be battling...
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Mercedes
Emile...