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Byleth, Yuri, Constance, Duke Gerth enter the scene
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Constance
Thank the goddess you were unharmed, my lord. And that the Relic is safe and sound.
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Duke Gerth
Yes, thanks to your intervention. Today was a day to make my blood run cold.
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Constance
Colder than a Sreng winter, I'd wager. Our foes gave us a pitched battle...
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Yuri
Yeah... They were nothing more than pawns...
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Constance
I am sorry to say that the ringleader's escape was my fault.
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Constance
It is a miracle that no harm came to your lordship or the Relic in spite of my clumsy efforts.
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Duke Gerth
You don't sound quite yourself, Constance. I'd no idea what a toll life has taken on you.
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Duke Gerth
Perhaps it might cheer you to know that I intend to reward you for all that you've done today.
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Duke Gerth
For more than that, actually. I owe your parents a great debt for their services.
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Duke Gerth
I dare say that the church intended you to collect on it when they sent you.
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Constance
The debt you owed my parents need not extend to their daughter. No reward shall be necessary.
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Yuri
Our help doesn't come for free. I think the Relic will do nicely.
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Duke Gerth
Ah... Yes, by all means. Even if you have no use for it, perhaps you know somebody who does.
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Duke Gerth
These are the Fetters of Dromi. They draw on the power of the Crest of Aubin.
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Duke Gerth
It's a priceless treasure that ended up in Dagda. After the truce, they sent it to us in friendship.
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Why did Dagda have a Hero's Relic?
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Duke Gerth
One story holds that Saint Seiros subjugated the 10 Elites and the clans who followed them.
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Duke Gerth
There may have been a few clan elders who fled across the sea to escape suppression.
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Duke Gerth
The Empire's Minister of Foreign Affairs must hold on to every bit of leverage that he can.
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Duke Gerth
As the Empire's relations with the church have chilled, it makes for a strong card to play.
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Duke Gerth
The Empire's Minister of Foreign Affairs must hold on to every bit of leverage that he can.
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Duke Gerth
Which is why I feel a bit derelict in my duty here. I've put my feelings ahead of my role.
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How so?
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Duke Gerth
The Minister of Foreign Affairs appears to be discarding his hand in order to repay a personal debt.
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Constance
My lord...
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Yuri, Byleth, Constance enter the scene
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Constance
Oh, what a relief to be back at the monastery! I suppose the church will be wanting their Relic.
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Yuri
Yeah, they might, but I've got grander plans for it.
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Constance
What?! Of all the self-centered—
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Constance
Wait. Do you mean to say that you're compatible? You bear the Crest of Aubin?
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Yuri
Very good, Constance! Hey, friend, I've got a request.
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Yuri
Can you talk the church into letting me borrow the Relic for a bit?
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Constance
If you believe anyone would lend you a Relic, your wits are softer than I gave you credit for!
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Yuri
The Crest of Aubin has all but vanished from Fódlan. Nobody but me carries it now.
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Yuri
I'm the only one in all of Fódlan who can use it. The church hanging on to it is useless.
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Yuri
Letting me make use of it is simply practical. Otherwise it'll just be gathering dust in some stinky old vault.
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Yuri
Don't you worry your pretty little head. I won't use it for ill. I'd never be able to make it up to Duke Gerth, after all.
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Yuri
You can keep an eye on them while they're on loan. That'll make this whole thing go over easy as pie.
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Constance
So this was the game you began when you offered your assistance. Well played.
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Yuri
Thanks! I figure the duke has no use for them, and neither does the church. But I sure do.
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Yuri
Ultimately, I want to use them to benefit the greater good. There's certainly no harm in that.