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Byleth, Claude, Leonie, Hilda, Judith enter the scene
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Claude
I just don't get it...
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Leonie
What is it, Claude?
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Hilda
What's wrong, Claude?
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Claude
Those javelins of light... They were trying to use it to kill us at Fort Merceus, right?
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Claude
But then why not drop it on Garreg Mach?
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Claude
They must have known for a while that we were here.
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Rhea, Seteth enter the scene
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Rhea
It is not that they chose to refrain, but rather that they were unable to do so.
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Claude
Rhea! How are you feeling?
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Rhea
I am well enough... I cannot afford to rest while Fódlan is in danger.
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Claude
What do you mean when you say they couldn't drop a javelin of light here?
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Rhea
Once, a very long time ago, a massive ball of light fell upon this monastery.
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Rhea
However, that light mysteriously changed course in mid-air and landed in Ailell instead.
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Leonie
Ailell, the Valley of Torment... So that's what the wreckage of those javelins of light looks like.
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Hilda
So, Ailell is the way it is now because that's where a javelin of light fell...
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Rhea
The Holy Tomb is not only the location of the progenitor god's eternal slumber, but also a sacred vessel for a power that repels evil.
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Rhea
Supposedly, the progenitor god built the Holy Tomb herself to protect her children from the evil light.
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Claude
So the children of the goddess gathered in Zanado because of its proximity to the monastery?
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Claude
But we've fought at distant locations many times.
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Leonie
Despite that, the javelins of light only fell on Fort Merceus.
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Hilda
Then why is it that the javelins of light only fell on Fort Merceus?
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Judith
In his letter, Hubert said that he detected their magic when the fort fell.
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Judith
In other words, because they used a javelin of light, Hubert was able to pinpoint the location of their base.
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Leonie
So, they didn't use it before then because they didn't want us to know where their base is?
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Hilda
Ah, so they didn't want us to know where their base is, and that's why they didn't use it until now?
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Claude
In any case, those javelins of light must be something they can't just use whenever they want.
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Claude
And they finally decided to use one at Merceus, where they were sure they'd be able to finish us off.
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Claude
It's only thanks to the whims of the Death Knight that we escaped with our lives.
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Claude
And no javelins of light have fallen since then.
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Judith
It's possible that the enemy hasn't yet realized that we've learned the location of their base.
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Claude
If so, their guard may be down, which makes this the perfect time for a surprise attack.
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Rhea
I will accompany you.
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Seteth
What?! No! That would be far too dangerous! Your long confinement weakened you greatly, did it not?
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Rhea
Those people have opposed us since ancient times. I wish to learn the truth about them for myself.
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Seteth
I...I understand. I will not stop you, but please take care not to overexert yourself.
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Claude
We don't know exactly what we're up against here, but having you around is very reassuring, Rhea.
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Claude
Let's prepare to strike at Shambhala before they make their next move!