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Seteth
As all of you have committed a breach of faith, the archbishop will now pass judgment.
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Shamir
Inciting a Kingdom noble to rebel. Unlawful entry. The attempted assassination of the archbishop. An attack on the Holy Mausoleum.
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Shamir
It is unnecessary to go on, followers of the Western Church.
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Priest
What?! We have nothing to do with the Western Church!
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Seteth
You have already been identified. Please spare us your second-rate theater.
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Rhea
Dishonoring a holy ceremony is worthy of death for a member of the church.
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Rhea
You are well past the hope of redemption. If you have any grace remaining, you will willingly offer your life as atonement for this crime.
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Priest
No! This isn't what we were told would happen! We've been deceived!
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Shamir
It's no use arguing. Whatever your excuse, the punishment stands.
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Rhea
May your souls find peace as they return to the goddess...
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Priest
Wait! Please! The goddess would never forgive you for our execution!
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Priest
Monster! We know you've already slaughtered many of our fellow brethren like this!
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Rhea
This concludes the investigation. Please remove these poor, lost souls from my sight.
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Dimitri enters the scene
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Byleth, Dimitri, Dedue, Ashe enter the scene
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Dimitri
There you have it... It seems that the assassination attempt and the attack on the Holy Mausoleum were all the work of the Western Church.
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Dimitri
As for the masked knight who led the attack... I'm afraid his whereabouts are yet unknown.
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Dedue
It makes no sense that the Western Church would try such a thing.
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Dimitri
It just goes to show that the Church of Seiros is not completely united.
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Dimitri
The church is led by those here at Garreg Mach, and the Western Church doesn't have a strong voice on its governing council.
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Dimitri
I imagine the Western Church has harbored some resentment toward the Central Church for a while now.
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Dimitri
Ah, that's right. Jeralt did say that you grew up outside the influence of the church.
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Dimitri
The Church of Seiros is split into a few branches across Fódlan.
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Dimitri
The largest being the Central Church, which is headquartered right here at Garreg Mach.
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Dimitri
The Western Church lies far to the west of Castle Gaspard, where Lord Lonato held his rebellion.
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Dimitri
It's situated on the far side of the Kingdom's most impressive fortress, Arianrhod.
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Dimitri
I imagine the Western Church's intention was to eliminate Lady Rhea, and the Central Church's authority along with her.
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Dimitri
Naturally, the knights will be riding out to question the Western Church's top officials. Or rather... to punish them.
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Dedue
When they do, Your Highness, we will likely be asked to help carry out said punishment.
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Dimitri
Indeed. Now, I don't mean to be rude, Professor, but I must say your situation is rather unusual.
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Dimitri
For someone to grow up in Fódlan and yet never have any contact with the Church of Seiros is... it's hard to believe.
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Dedue
I wonder why the archbishop would hire someone like that as a professor...
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Ashe
So...those people from the Western Church were... Um, Lady Rhea had them killed, didn't she?
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Mercedes
Well, of course she did. Going against the teachings of Seiros like that. Quite unforgivable!
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Ingrid
Those who stray must be punished, I suppose. That said... Professor, I—
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Seteth
There you are, Professor. It seems Lady Rhea would like a word with you. Come with me.