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Crest Scholar, Marianne enter the scene
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Crest Scholar
There's no reason to feign ignorance. I know all about you!
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Marianne
Wh-what are you talking about?
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Crest Scholar
Just come here!
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Byleth enters the scene
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Marianne
Professor! Help!
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Crest Scholar
Don't interfere. Just hand the girl over to me.
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Never.
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Crest Scholar
I'm telling you this for your own good. You're putting yourself in danger by associating with her.
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Crest Scholar
Do you know of the Wandering Beast stalking the woods in the Edmund territory?
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Crest Scholar
It is said that it attacks people every night and drags them off to feast.
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Crest Scholar
The true identity of the Wandering Beast... Is that girl right there!
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Marianne
No! I would never...
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Get out of here!
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Crest Scholar
No matter. I'll get the evidence I need...
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Crest Scholar leaves the scene
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Byleth, Marianne enter the scene
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Marianne
My apologies for getting you involved in that...
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What happened?
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Marianne
In truth, that man has been following me ever since my father disappeared...
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Marianne
He's a Crest scholar.
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Why is he following you?
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Marianne
The Crest that my father bore and was passed down to me... It was... Maurice's Crest.
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Maurice's Crest?
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Marianne
Yes. It's also known as...the Crest of the Beast...
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Marianne
It's said there were once 12 heroes who saved Fódlan.
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Marianne
There was the King of Liberation, Nemesis...the 10 Elites, and finally...Maurice.
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Marianne
One day, Maurice suddenly transformed into a hideous beast and slaughtered innocent people.
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Marianne
It was like when Miklan of House Gautier turned into a Black Beast.
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Marianne
The negative energy dwelling within his Crest turned Maurice into a monster.
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Marianne
The people of Fódlan grew to despise him, and he was stripped of his honor.
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Marianne
His whole clan was conquered, and it was believed that his bloodline had vanished...
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Marianne
But even now, there exist a few descendants who have inherited Maurice's Crest, and his curse.
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Marianne
My family line...is one of them.
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Marianne
Maurice's Crest is a symbol of disaster. Anyone who comes in contact with it is met with great misfortune.
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Marianne
Those who carry the Crest become beasts at night and slaughter innocent people.
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What that man mentioned earlier...
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Marianne
Yes, the rumor about the Wandering Beast in the woods...
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Marianne
People are saying the creature is similar in appearance to Maurice's bestial form.
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If it's defeated, wouldn't the rumor be dispelled?
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Marianne
That may be true but...I doubt I could do it on my own.
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Marianne
If you and some of the others came with me though...
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Marianne
Thank you! But, um...
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Marianne
Promise you won't tell anyone about my Crest?
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Marianne
I'm sorry to have to ask...but thank you!
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Marianne
It is my personal matter, so I can't expect you to get involved.
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Marianne
But if you change your mind...I'll be waiting.