I can finally kill her... Finally... I can avenge them...
We captured the Great Bridge of Myrddin, but the
fight has only just begun.
Enbarr, the Imperial Capital, lies far to the south,
beyond Gronder Field.
And waiting for us on the way there is the entire
Imperial army, with twice as many troops as us.
We had better brace ourselves.
I seem to lack the skills required to grieve for
If someone has passed, even someone dear to me, I
could stand about and wail or get on with my life.
While I'm at it, that whole idea that we must speak
well of the dead? I don't understand that either.
If I didn't like them when they were alive, then why
pretend to do so when they are no longer here?
After we cross the Great Bridge of Myrddin, we'll be
in my father's territory.
We actually crossed it five years ago for the Battle of
the Eagle and Lion. Remember?
Ugh! This is terrifying! What am I gonna do?
I gotta get a grip...
You think we'll meet him on the battlefield and he'll
kill me? The front lines cover a long stretch of land,
you know! We might not even run into him!
Oh, no no no. You should pray we don't run into
him at all! The front lines cover a long stretch of
land, you know!
So the campaign continues, does it? Well, allow me,
as a professional recluse with ten years of experience,
to volunteer for, um...staying behind.
Oh, who am I kidding? The fighting won't stop until
we've defeated Edelgard, will it?
Or until we lose, I guess. But there's not much use in
thinking about that.
The Great Bridge of Myrddin was considerably
better fortified than it was five years ago...
The bridge was full of soldiers...and they all died.
And Ferdie was there. We killed Ferdie, Professor, he
used to be our friend. Do you remember those days?
Nobles who are changing allegiance, again and again.
I do not have understanding for that.
How can you trust if treason comes with ease?
How can you be calling yourself a noble?
I do not have understanding of the reasoning...
Surviving is more difficult without trust. There must
be...some other goal.
Survival has more importance than that. Are they not
You have my sincerest gratitude.
Circumstances, and my wounds, have prevented me
from being by His Highness's side these five years.
I am grateful that you have found him for me. I am
once again in your debt.
As powerful as our knights are, we're outnumbered.
By a long shot. This won't be easy.
It's crazy to attempt this. I guess I'm crazy to go
along with it.
If we defeat the Imperial army at Gronder Field,
what will our next objective be?
I guess we won't have much choice but to try to take
Fort Merceus, on the far side of Gronder Field.
It's probably too soon for us to be thinking about
that, isn't it?
The battle just ahead of us is far from certain.
Say we do manage to take down Edelgard here...
What do you think His Highness will do next?
As long as there's a plan, I won't complain. I just,
you know, wanna know there is a plan.
Yeah, I suppose that's the most likely plan since
we're traveling with the church and everything.
Heh, well, I'd be happy if that were the case, but I
don't figure that'll actually happen.
All this isn't just gonna magically end the moment
we kill Edelgard. It's gone too far.
Heh, well, if even you can't say, I guess it's not
surprising the rest of us don't know either.
I suppose we should focus on the battle right in front
of us instead of what happens later.
So, we're finally going to set foot in the Empire... I'm
starting to get a little nervous.
We already fought Ferdinand at the Great Bridge of
I guess there's a good chance we'll be fighting more
old friends from here on out.
The thought of fighting people who were once
our friends...it makes my heart heavy.
If it was gonna come to this, maybe I should have
avoided making friends with people from the Empire
and the Alliance to begin with...
You think so too, Professor? I'm glad it's not just me.
I just don't know, Professor. I'm having a hard time
It did often seem strange to me at the academy
that we were studying with all these people from
all over the world.
But I feel like I've finally started to understand the
real reason behind it.
The more you get to know people from other places,
the harder you'll try to avoid fighting wars
Yet another grand battle awaits. Many will lose
I am well aware. This is war, after all.
Yes, let's. We must both make it home in one piece.
Even considering those we are up against—friends
from a time now past—I won't hold back.
So, Claude and my father have made peace. That is
to be expected.
They both prioritize their own interests above all
else. So long as those interests are in alignment, they
will continue to cooperate.
And based on that reasoning, one might infer that
the Alliance should be also willing to work with
the Kingdom's military.
I highly doubt Claude would refuse to assist us, if we
were to ask.
I gotta say, it's tough to keep the fighting spirit alive
when you recognize your enemies on the battlefield.
So you can't avoid it, huh? How did everything get
so messed up?
Hey, come on! Even I know we can't do that!
Just because we're fighting someone doesn't mean we
gotta hate 'em!
That's probably the worst thing about war. Win or
lose, I still get a bad taste in my mouth.
Thanks to our victory, I've been able to study the
Great Bridge of Myrddin at my leisure.
And you know what? It's an astounding structure.
So much history there.
Imagine how much time and effort it must have
taken to build something that big. Over water,
I hope that someday it will be opened up to the
people of Fódlan—a historical site, rather than a
I'm glad you're the one giving orders on the
battlefield, Professor. I don't think we should
trust Dimitri with that task...
Although it's thanks to his obsession that we're
wasting no time, taking the shortest route to
defeating the Empire.
I just can't see a bright future for this army, fighting
as we are under the banner of a prince possessed.
Even if we do succeed in defeating the Empire,
I wonder what will become of Fódlan.
I apologize. Whenever I'm with you, I speak more
openly than I should. Please keep this between us.
The situation in the Alliance has changed so much,
but I haven't heard a word from my adoptive father...
Do you think he's forgotten about me?
If that's the case, I hope he gets even busier.
I'm not overly concerned about him...
I'd actually be happier if he really did forget about
me. Everything would be so much easier...
I heard the next battle might take us to Gronder
Field. Is that right?
Reminds me of the Battle of the Eagle and Lion.
But of course, that was a very different time.
When it was over, all three class heads complimented
each other on their bravery.
And then we had a party. But we can never go back
to that, can we?
I heard Edelgard is going to be leading her forces
personally in the next battle.
Seems pretty reckless to charge right into this one.
I'm not sure I like our chances. What do you think?
I don't know why you're so confident, but it does
somehow make me feel better.
Hey, how come you only ever flatter me in times like
these? What am I supposed to make of that?
Anyway, we've come this far. Let's just keep putting
one foot in front of the other and see how far we get.
Each time we press forward, our search for Rhea
broadens to a wider area.
I certainly hope we will find at least some clue, but
I do suspect I already know where she is.
If I am right, and she is in the Imperial capital, then
we cannot save her until we topple the Empire.
The Battle of the Eagle and Lion. Has it truly been
five years since then?
Can you recall whether it was before or after I joined
your class, Professor?
That is not at all the case, Professor. Your memory
serves you poorly.
I am glad you have not forgotten.
It was shortly after I joined your class—I remember
it like it was yesterday.
When undertaking research, the usual method is to
form a hypothesis, then test it with experiments.
Those experiments reveal facts and falsehoods, yet
sometimes, they also unveil an exception.
You seem to be that exception when it comes to my
Worry not, Professor. Exceptions are what make my
work interesting. Why don't the rules apply to you?
I will find out, eventually. I feel it is my destiny as a
I hear the next battle could be a big one, is that true?
I miss the old days when, if someone got hurt, we'd
rush them to the infirmary and make them well...
But on the battlefield, there's not enough time to
help. People die. Professor, don't be one of those!
Catherine will surely be able to convince
All that remains is to wait for a response from the
For now, there are preparations to be made for the
Catherine has successfully convinced Count Charon.
The knights we sent to the Alliance have yet
Word just reached me that the Empire has stationed
soldiers in Fort Merceus.
If they decide to dig in their heels and defend
the fort, we'll be in a difficult situation.
I hear it's an impregnable keep, surrounded by
high ramparts. Taking it would not be easy.
Hey, Professor. It's been a while... Well, actually not
If you're here about the reinforcements, no need
to worry. I've sorted everything out with my father.
If the Alliance agrees to chip in as well, we might
have a real chance at victory.
Reconnaissance is becoming more of a risk the
deeper we move into enemy territory.
If I don't come back, assume I'm dead.
I'm glad you think so highly of me, but we have to
Good. We have to be realistic.
Don't waste your energy worrying about me.
I gotta keep this place clean, and I mean properly
clean, every day. Dust it, sweep it, everything.
You never can tell when Lady Rhea might be back.
Hm? Oh, it's you, Professor.
Sorry, I was a little lost in thought there. About all
that has happened, and all that is to come...
I'm sure the battles ahead will not be easy, but please
take good care of His Highness.
Um...thank you. For bringing me here.
I've been given permission to take part in
this next mission too.
I'll finally be able to avenge my brother!
I swear... I'll take down that monster!
Greetings, Professor! Nothing to report!
I hear we're sending troops to Gronder Field next.
Is that what's what?
That whole area is in the territory of House Bergliez.
It's famous as the main granary of Fódlan.
If we could capture it, we probably wouldn't have to
worry about food anymore! Bread for all!
Things we can't obtain here are likely obtainable by
way of the underground.
Are you unfamiliar with Garreg Mach's
underground? The place is an absolute paradise
for those who can't stay above ground.
Those Abyssian idiots. All they ever do is
We'd best purge the entire underbelly of
I once saw the prince patting the head of an orphan
from the monastery.
Does this mean even that cruel man has some
empathy in his heart?
Was it just a random whim? Maybe my eyes just
I can hardly believe we're crossing the borders of the
Empire to battle their army. I never thought I'd see
You'd never guess from the calm looks on everyone's
faces, though... I mean, we're probably all gonna
die, let's be honest.
His Highness, Lord Rodrigue, you... There's really
something wrong with the lot of you, I swear...
Yeah... You know, war really is terrible. People die,
food becomes scarce...
Weapons and rations start selling like hotcakes,
nobles start begging for loans...
Oh, um, I didn't mean... I didn't mean for that to
sound so cold, really.
Anyway, where are we off to this time? I hope it's
Edelgard's presence suggests that Hubert
is around too.
He is Minister of the Imperial Household, after all.
He's been around Edelgard since they were children.
I suppose he must be pretty happy with his
So, we're finally moving into enemy territory...
We can expect the war to get even more intense
from here on out.
I'm really feeling the tension now. I have almost
no experience with battles of this scale.
Professor... I'll be grateful for your leadership on
the battlefield. I know I can trust you!
That Duke Fraldarius is a rather upstanding guy.
Getting into his good graces isn't without challenges.
If he were a bit more corrupt, he'd be much more
I'm not trying to pull anything funny. Just noting
that he's a respectable soldier.
I hear he's the sort to have drinks with his men,
getting to know them personally.
Just last night, he and Felix had a chat. I'm sure
there's a lot to work out between them.
We've seen the face of evil. One of its faces at least.
Even the Alliance is involved now...
Hopefully we can avoid dragging Alliance territory
through the horrors of war.
I may have cut ties with my family, but I still want
them to be safe and all...
Across the bridge is Bergliez territory. It marks the
start of our incursion into the Empire.
Worry not. I feel no trepidation as we do this.
Mark how my spellcraft carries us through to Enbarr,
heart of the Empire!
We're fighting people we used to know from the
Guess that's the kind of thing that happens in war,
but...still. It's pretty twisted.
It makes me feel so... Oof. Maybe I'll just try not to
think about it.
Hey, Professor. How's it going? Making lots of coin?
I'd love to catch up, but I'm super busy right now.
Working. For money. You understand.
There's unrest everywhere these days. All of my
fellow merchants seem to be endangered.
I hope things go back to normal soon. People need
more to smile about, aside from my great deals.
Abyss? You're interested in that place, are you?
Ancient sprawling remains deep below
Garreg Mach... That's Abyss.
Some folks have made their home there. Obviously
they all have their reasons and tales to tell.
But only the most enterprising merchant
would venture near it. My advice? Avoid
going there yourself.
Hey, you. Listen up. I've got something to report.
The Great Tree Moon is finally upon us. It's time to
celebrate a new year. We only get so many!
Folks up top don't seem to be in the mood to
celebrate though. I hate war...
I used to be a rather important person in the church,
but...I am in exile for committing a crime.
I embezzled some money. But it wasn't out of greed!
My hometown was pillaged, you see, and the church
wasn't putting in enough to rebuild...
What a pain. What an absolute pain.
Concerned, are you? That's nice. A little too nice.
Here's a word of warning—if anyone here asks you
for a favor, it's probably just a scam.
Please, you can't tell anyone you saw me here.
I'm in hiding from the army.
I couldn't stand the war. The violence. I had to get
away... But now that I've deserted, I can't go home.
Justice, ambition—what does any of that matter if
you're dead? I just want to live. Is that so wrong?
Ah, I see. So you are Jeralt's child. You so resemble
I did indeed. I was acquainted with your parents.
I've been wanting to speak with you for a while now.
I am nothing more than a common monk. I knew
your parents...once upon a time.
I've been gone from the monastery for some time
now because... Well, it matters not.
Might I...ask a favor of you?
Do you mind terribly picking up some fresh flowers
to place upon your mother's grave?
I am certain she'd be deeply moved to receive a gift
Thank you so much. This is just the type of flower
she once loved so dearly.
I can rest easy now.
I must be off. Take especially good care of yourself,
Please, look after Jeralt. She'd have wanted that.