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Byleth, Jeralt enter the scene
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Jeralt
I can't believe it. Forced back into the Knights of Seiros.
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Jeralt
I'm sorry I dragged you into this. Looks like I'll be stuck here for a while...and I'm afraid your services are requested as well.
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Byleth
(I must...work here?)
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Jeralt
Nothing like that. They want you to teach, by the sound of it.
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Jeralt
You heard those brats earlier talking about the Officers Academy, right?
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Jeralt
Well, the academy just happens to be short a professor.
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Jeralt
And apparently that damned Alois went and recommended you to Lady Rhea.
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Manuela, Hanneman enter the scene
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Manuela
So. You must be the new professor. My, how stern and handsome you are!
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Jeralt
Er, no. I'm not the one you're looking for.
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Jeralt
You can handle things from here. Good luck.
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Jeralt
And...watch out for Lady Rhea.
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Jeralt
I don't know what she's thinking, making you a professor like this. She may be up to something. Stay on your guard.
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Jeralt leaves the scene
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Manuela
Oh. It's you, then? So young...
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Hanneman
Competence and age are not necessarily correlated, as you well know.
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Hanneman
I am Hanneman, a Crest scholar and professor at the Officers Academy.
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Hanneman
I wonder if you bear a Crest of your own. When next you have a moment to spare, I insist that you pay me a visit so we can delve into the subject further.
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Manuela
I'm Manuela. I'm a professor, a physician, a songstress, and available. It's nice to meet you.
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Manuela
I look too pretty for that line of work, do I? But yes, when I'm not teaching, I can be found in the infirmary.
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Manuela
If you're ever lonely, please do come and pay me a visit. I would love to—
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Manuela
Of course. Before I came here, I belonged to a renowned opera company.
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Manuela
Perhaps you've heard of me? The Mittelfrank Opera Company's beautiful, peerless—
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Hanneman
Spare our colleague the needless chatter, Manuela.
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Hanneman
Now then, it seems you'll be taking charge of one of the academy's three houses.
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Hanneman
I expect you haven't yet been briefed on the nature of each, have you?
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Manuela
Do you really not know? Fine, I'll do you a favor and explain.
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Manuela
The Officers Academy is comprised of three houses of students, each of which is closely affiliated with its region of origin.
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Manuela
The Black Eagle House is for students from the Adrestian Empire.
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Manuela
Their house leader this year is Edelgard, the Imperial princess, who is in line to be the next emperor.
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Hanneman
The Blue Lion House is for students from the Holy Kingdom of Faerghus.
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Hanneman
Their house leader this year is Prince Dimitri. He is to be the next king of Faerghus.
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Manuela
Lastly, there is the Golden Deer House, which is for students of the Leicester Alliance.
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Manuela
Their house leader is Claude, grandson to Duke Riegan, the leader of the Alliance.
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Hanneman
To think that the next emperor, king, and sovereign duke are all here. It certainly is a promising year for the academy.
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Manuela
I'll say. I just hope none of those little treasures cause any trouble.
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Hanneman
Hm, quite. For now, I suggest taking a stroll around the academy to get your bearings. And when you've a moment, please stop by my research laboratory.
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Manuela
The old man has a point. Oh, and keep in mind that I've only notified the house leaders that you're our new professor. It's more fun that way.
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Manuela
I suggest you try spending time with the students. Some odd ducks in that bunch, but they're good kids.
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Manuela
I'm sure Lady Rhea will have more information for you tomorrow, but that should get you going. Good luck. You'll need it.
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Seteth, Rhea enter the scene
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Seteth
Have you no intention of changing your mind, Rhea? Appointing a stranger—a child no less!— as a professor at our esteemed academy is—
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Rhea
I have made my decision, Seteth.
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Rhea
I know worrying comes naturally to you, but there is truly no need. That "stranger" is Jeralt's flesh and blood, after all.
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Seteth
I can't say that's all too comforting. How trustworthy is this Jeralt character? Is he not the man who went missing after the great fire 21 years ago?
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Seteth
I would remind you that Flayn is now here with us as well. I beg of you...please consider whether this is an unnecessary risk.
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Rhea
Seteth. They have my trust. Let that be enough for you as well.
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Rhea
More importantly, I have received a report from Shamir. I am increasingly concerned about a matter regarding our suspicious individual.
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Rhea
We cannot ignore those who harbor ill will toward the church, especially if they are frequenting Garreg Mach.
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Seteth
Yes, that matter is of great importance as well. I shall continue my investigation.
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Seteth
Rhea... For now, I will have faith that you are placing your trust with the utmost care. I pray that nothing occurs to shake that confidence.