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Aelfric enters the scene
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Aelfric
The answer is no. I will not allow it. It is far too dangerous.
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Constance
Ah, but if we can determine its origin, we may eliminate the very danger that vexes you!
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Balthus
You already know this, but there are plenty of folks down here who can't defend themselves.
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Balthus
If these attacks keep up, eventually they'll find themselves in harm's way.
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Aelfric
Yes, I am aware. However, for the time being, you must promise to refrain from acting recklessly.
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Aelfric
My dear flock has suffered enough as it is. You needn't take any further risks.
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Hilda
Surprisingly overbearing, isn't he? He must really care about you guys.
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Constance
Most certainly. Yet if we fail to nip this problem in the bud...I shudder to think what will transpire.
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Byleth enters the scene
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Constance
Aha, it's you! In the nick of time, as it were.
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Constance
Come, let us venture into the deep, deep underground. The chalice of legend awaits!
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Constance
But of course! Deeper and deeper still beneath the monastery, to the Chasm of the Bound.
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Constance
Aelfric told us all about it, and so we must locate this mystical place and grab hold of the waiting prize!
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Hapi
Coco... You didn't hear a word Elfie said, did you?
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Constance
I surely did, but we must read between the lines. Aelfric wants a solution as badly as we do.
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Constance
And so, we shall seek out the Chalice of Beginnings and present it to the church!
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Constance
If our enemies desire the object, this should halt all future attacks on Abyss! Ahaha! Brilliant, no?
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Claude
I'm not so sure about that. According to legend, there's some kind of binding that protects it from would-be thieves.
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Claude
Even if we find it, we can't just walk up and take it unless we figure out how to break that thing.
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Constance
Ah, but that is simplicity itself! We shall first ascertain whether it is still bound, and then... we shall release it!
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Balthus
But where is this chasm, anyway? I've never even heard of the place, much less seen it.
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Constance
As luck would have it, I have discovered yet another secret passage! It appears to go deep underground.
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Constance
According to my superior instincts, it undoubtedly leads to the Chasm of the Bound!
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Yuri
Huh. I suppose it's worth a look.
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Yuri
I don't care about finding some old cup, but if it could help us protect Abyss, I'll support the cause.
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Constance
You surface dwellers do not have anything else to do at present, do you? You'll assist us, will you not?
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Claude
Come on, Teach. We got plenty of time to follow them down that deep, dark tunnel. Admit it.
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Claude
Personally, I'm dying to find out more about this chasm and chalice business.
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Linhardt
I don't have anything scheduled before my next nap, so I guess that's fine. Edelgard doesn't look too thrilled, though...
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Constance
Ahaha! Splendid! It is decided. We leave at once.
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Byleth enters the scene
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Linhardt
Feeling pretty lost right now. How long have we been walking? I'm guessing a full week.
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Hapi
A week? Ridiculous. It's been a few hours at most.
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Edelgard
Exaggerations aside, if this takes much longer, I'm concerned about our lack of food and water.
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Claude
She's got a point. How about we trek a bit farther, and if we don't find anything, we turn back?
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Dimitri
Constance... I find it rather curious how quickly you became fixated on the chalice. Care to explain?
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Constance
Oh, I... No. Why would I be fixated on a silly little legend...for some supposed ulterior motive? Ahaha...
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Yuri
Ha, you want the esteem. You think this will convince the church to help you restore your fallen house.
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Constance
Uh! How could you possibly know that?! Have you been snooping within the confines of my very mind?!
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Yuri
"I shall restore House Nuvelle to its former glory at all costs!" Haha! It's practically your catchphrase.
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Linhardt
Aha! Just as I suspected. Constance is the former lady of House Nuvelle.
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Linhardt
Until just a few years ago, it was a house of viscounts in the west of the Empire. They had a long and distinguished history.
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Linhardt
In a sense. Until just a few years ago, it was a house of viscounts in the west of the Empire.
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Edelgard
House Nuvelle lost its status five years ago, as a result of their part in the war.
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Constance
Huh. You speak as though it has nothing to do with you.
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Edelgard
I fear all I can do is ask forgiveness in place of my useless father.
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Edelgard
If doing so will comfort you in any way, then please accept my—
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Constance
Save your breath. That will not be necessary. There is only one thing that I desire.
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Constance
For the sake of my parents...who fell courageously and selflessly in defense of the Empire...
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Constance
For them, I shall restore our status, revive House Nuvelle, and return it to its former glory!
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Constance
All that I do, even spending each day advancing my magical prowess, is to that end.
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Hapi
And in reward for all that hard work, you were forced to live underground. Life's cruel.
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Hapi
It's like you took a shortcut back to the starting line. Or maybe you're just unlucky.
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Constance
What are you saying?! I never intended to share... that side of me with you...
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Balthus
Look at that! It's a good thing we didn't turn back. That looks mighty chasm-like if you ask me.