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Byleth, Hanneman enter the scene
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Hanneman
Say, while you're here...I'd like to use this device I designed to determine whether the power of a Crest resides within you. Won't hurt a bit. Promise.
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Hanneman
You don't know about Crests? Well, allow me to tell you everything—absolutely everything—about them. Is your calendar clear? This will take a while.
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Hanneman
Crests are a fascinating topic, but before one can dive deeply into said topic, one must first understand what Crests are. They are power incarnate.
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Hanneman
They are said to have been bestowed upon humans by the goddess countless ages ago. They exist within the flesh, and are passed down through bloodlines.
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Hanneman
Those who carry Crests may excel at magic, display exceptional strength, or any number of boons.
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Hanneman
Each Crest has its own power, the nature of which is beyond mortal understanding. For now.
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And you believe I have a Crest?
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Hanneman
I suspect as much, yes. But we won't know for sure unless I look into the matter.
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Hanneman
As I said, Crests are passed down through the blood.
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Hanneman
However, just because someone carries a Crest does not necessarily mean their descendants will inherit it as well.
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Hanneman
Only a scarce few descendants of a Crest's bloodline end up inheriting that Crest's power.
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Hanneman
Perhaps one of your ancestors bore a Crest, and you just happened to inherit it.
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Hanneman
That is how a Crest usually presents itself, after all.
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Gain support points with Hanneman
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Hanneman
Yes, of course. I'll get to the bottom of it straight away.
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Hanneman
I most strongly disagree! There absolutely is a need. My Crest research is of critical importance to the church, I'll have you know.
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Hanneman
Since you are now a professor here, I must insist that you aid in my research.
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Hanneman
Of course...there are those who lack the foresight to aid in my endeavors, such as that stubborn Seteth. But such individuals are the rare exception.
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Hanneman
Now then, please go ahead and hold out your arm over this device here.
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Hanneman
What is this?!
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Hanneman
A pattern I've never seen before... Is it possible an as-yet undiscovered Crest has been detected?
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Hanneman
To think there are still Crests out there that even I am unaware of! How thrilling!
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Hanneman
Ahem... Pardon my unrestrained jubilation. I have much to consider. You may leave now.
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Hanneman
I have more research to do in regard to this Crest. Yes, so very much more research. But for now, your work here is done.
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Hanneman
Hmm... What could this line here be indicating? Perhaps it represents a lack of symmetry... or perhaps...
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Hanneman
What in the world? Oh, I see... It may be connected to that, but to a greater degree than usual...