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Byleth, Marianne enter the scene
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Marianne
I still can't believe what we saw in that forest...
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Marianne
The Wandering Beast's eviscerated body... Only human bones and this sword remaining.
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Marianne
Surely the creature's true identity was...
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Crest Scholar enters the scene
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Crest Scholar
I'm sorry...
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Marianne
You again?
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Crest Scholar
I heard rumor that the Wandering Beast was slain, but do you really believe that frees you of suspicion?
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Crest Scholar
Without proof that it was slain, the argument that you are not a beast does not stand. Furthermore, I—
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Crest Scholar
Huh? Oh! That sword!
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Marianne
When the Wandering Beast was defeated, this sword...
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Crest Scholar
It's unmistakable! Carved into that sword's Crest stone is Maurice's Crest!
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Crest Scholar
But how would the lost Magic Blade end up with the Wandering Beast?
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Crest Scholar
According to what I know of Maurice's story, he didn't let go of the sword until the very end. That must mean...
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Crest Scholar
I see. So that's what happened...
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Crest Scholar
My apologies, it seems I was mistaken. I must be going.
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Crest Scholar leaves the scene
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Marianne
So the Wandering Beast was...
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Marianne
He was roaming the dark woods for over a thousand years, suffering for his murderous past.
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Good thing you were able to put an end to it.
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Marianne
It's true...
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Marianne
And because of that, I feel as though...my curse has been lifted.
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Marianne
The blood of a beast no longer flows through me. I feel human for once.
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Marianne
Thank you, Professor. I couldn't have done it on my own.
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Marianne
Without your help, I would never have found peace.
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Marianne
I'll do anything I can to repay my debt to you!