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Edelgard/Supports

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This page contains all data pertaining to Edelgard's supports in Fire Emblem: Three Houses. Note that her supports can only be unlocked on the Black Eagles and Crimson Flower paths.


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Byleth (M)

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Edelgard
Support information: Small portrait byleth m fe16.png
Byleth (M)
C:
Available Chapter 5 to Chapter 11
C+:
Available from Chapter 6 to Chapter 11
B:
Available from Chapter 12 Crimson Flower onwards
A:
Available in Part II Crimson Flower
S: Select before final chapter
Crimson Flower

C Support

Edelgard: Uhh... Agh... Fath... Save...
Byleth: ...
Sothis: A ghost, perhaps? No, that is surely not the case. What is that look upon your face? I am no ghost, if that is what was on your mind!

Edelgard: No... Agh... Huh?! Who's there?!
(Byleth enters Edelgard's room.)
Edelgard: Professor... What are you doing here?

Choice 1 Choice 2
I heard something. I was restless.
Edelgard: Oh? Perhaps I was talking in my sleep. (Edelgard blushes.)
Edelgard: What could that possibly mean? In any case, please don't scare me like that.


Bad dreams?

Edelgard: Ah... So you heard me, then. Yes, it was a nightmare. I've had them since I was a child. Stupid, pointless dreams I can't control... It's terribly frustrating.

Choice 1 Choice 2
What are they about? Anything I can help with?
Edelgard: Just...my childhood. A time before I had realized who I was destined to become. Edelgard: No. They're just worthless dreams of the past. Talking about it won't change a thing.


Choice 1 Choice 2
You can trust me with anything. It's none of my business.
Edelgard: I had a feeling you'd say that. I suppose I could try... Edelgard: Perhaps not. Still, here you are. Maybe I can trust you with this...

Edelgard: But only if you swear not to tell a soul. (Byleth nods.)
Edelgard: I appreciate it.

Edelgard: I dream of...my older brother, paralyzed, helpless... my older sister crying for help that never came... the youngest babbling words beyond meaning. I see my family dying slowly, waiting in the darkest depths for a glimmer of light.
Edelgard: I once had ten siblings, eight older and two younger. Such a large family, and yet I became the heir to the throne. Do you know why? Every last one of them was crippled by disease or lost their mind or died. I was the only one left who could inherit the throne.

Choice 1 Choice 2
That's awful. How could such a thing happen...

Edelgard: Things kept getting worse. The darkness kept getting darker. In the end, I was the only one who survived. The nightmares are a reminder...to never forget. To never allow such terrible things to happen again.

Never again...

Edelgard: Even now, I'm the only one who can carry the weight of the Adrestian Empire. The future of the Empire...of everything...depends on me.

Edelgard: Hm... I shared more than I intended to. I suppose there's something in the air tonight. I've never told anyone about my past before. Please...forget I said anything. Sleep well, my teacher.

C+ Support

Edelgard: Ah, it's you. Out late again, I see. What brings you here?

Choice 1 Choice 2
I could ask you the same. Trouble sleeping?
Edelgard: I just wanted some fresh air. There's a lovely breeze tonight. I always wander outside when sleep evades me. Edelgard: Is it that obvious? I despise being cooped up when sleep evades me. I just have to get some fresh air.


Choice 1 Choice 2
I couldn't sleep either. I'm exhausted.
Edelgard: So I see. Still, it's ill-advised to stay up so late. Edelgard: Heh, I see. Well, don't let me keep you. Hurry back to your room, my teacher.

Edelgard: I should get some sleep too, but...Have you ever felt a sort of longing for the outdoors? I have. There are times I long for the warmth of the sun, for a sweet breeze on my face...
Edelgard: Do you remember what I told you the other night? About...my past? None of my siblings had a chance to lead the sort of life they deserved. An ordinary life.

Choice 1 Choice 2
Should I say I forgot? You asked me to forget... I remember.
(Support points with Edelgard go down.)
Edelgard: Hm. Well, perhaps if I tell you more, it will come back to you.

Edelgard: My siblings and I were... We were imprisoned underground, beneath the palace. The objective was to endow our bodies with the power of a Major Crest. I have always possessed the Crest of Seiros, inherited through the Hresvelg bloodline. But it was only a Minor Crest, and most of my siblings bore no Crest at all. In order to create a peerless emperor to rule Fódlan, they violated our bodies by cutting open our very flesh. Now here I stand, the fruit of that endeavor: Edelgard von Hresvelg!
Edelgard: But that came at too high a price... The others were sacrificed. Ours weren't the only lives devastated by that terrible process. Innocents died as well, without even knowing what they were dying for.
Edelgard: And there you have it, the truth of the Hresvelg's Empire.

Choice 1 Choice 2
Should I say I forgot? You asked me to forget... I remember.
Edelgard: The prime minister and his gaggle of nobles. They had the Empire under their thumbs. My father, the emperor, tried to stop him, but...it was futile. My father was nothing but a puppet on a string by then. He was powerless to save us. I know how it all sounds. But when you see my true strength, you will know I speak the truth. Edelgard: It is. But when you see my true strength, you will know that I speak the truth.

Edelgard: I have kept it hidden all this time, but...I will reveal to you the power of my second Crest.

Cg fe16 edelgard crest of flames.png

Edelgard: It is the same as yours...the Crest of Flames. When it manifested for me, I swore a silent oath.
Edelgard: For the sake of my family and for all the poor souls whose lives were traded for my existence... For their sake, I will build a world where such meaningless sacrifice is never again sanctioned. As emperor, I will change the world. I swear it.

B Support

Edelgard: Ugh... I'm so sick of it all. There is so much to be done, yet all I encounter are new problems and pitfalls. Ugh... Sometimes I wish I could spend just one day doing absolutely nothing and gorging myself on sweets!

Choice 1 Choice 2 Choice 3
This isn't like you. Such are the burdens of an emperor. Let's do just that.
Edelgard: Even I have moments of self-indulgence, you know. (Support points with Hubert go up.)
Edelgard: You sound just like Hubert. Am I not allowed a fleeting moment of self-indulgence?
(Support points with Edelgard go up.)
Edelgard: Do you mean it? Just the thought makes me happy.

Edelgard: But...Hubert would never allow it.

That's too bad.

Edelgard: Indeed. It may not be possible now, but one day we will know the joys of idling. Mark my words.
Byleth: ...
Edelgard: Is that a smirk I spy? Is it so amusing to you, me daydreaming of free time?

Choice 1 Choice 2
It's pretty funny. You misunderstand me.
(Support points with Edelgard down up.)
Edelgard: I see. I'm finally getting an idea of what you think of me.
(Support points with Edelgard go up.)
Edelgard: Huh! Your silly grin says otherwise.

Edelgard: But let's put all that aside for now. There is something I've been meaning to tell you. I'm afraid this might sound a bit...sentimental. However...
Edelgard: I want to thank you. Because of you, I feel I can walk my fated path without losing myself. If I were alone, I might have lost perspective and become a harsh leader with a heart of ice. But I'm not alone/But you came back to me. With you by my side, I'm somehow free to be not only a leader but... simply Edelgard.

Choice 1 Choice 2
I'm glad. You have many allies.
Edelgard: True. I am fortunate to be surrounded by many wonderful companions. Nevertheless, you are...different from the rest.

Edelgard: Until now, no one has been able to surpass me— much less command me. I have always been seen as an untouchable princess or emperor. No one spoke to me as an equal or met my gaze without flinching. It was lonely. Terribly lonely. The only person I could rely on as I tried to claw my way out of the darkness was myself.
Edelgard: But you...you have been a brilliant light. Somehow, you have chased the darkness away. And for that... I will always be grateful.

A Support

Edelgard: Yes? Oh! It's you, Professor. I was certain it was Hubert coming to drag me back to my duties. "Your Majesty, you must know your supreme talents are needed at present. Why not gaze at these documents instead of the sky?"

Choice 1 Choice 2
That sounds like Hubert. That didn't sound like Hubert at all.
Edelgard: Doesn't it? And the worst part is that he's always right, so I can't even argue with him. Edelgard: No? Well then. And here I thought my Hubert impression was second to none.

Edelgard: But that's enough about Hubert for the moment. While I have your attention, I'd like to thank you for your help in that last battle.
Edelgard: As you well know, I'm perfectly capable of commanding the army by myself. However, when you're around, it's somehow different. I'm not sure I can properly explain it. I suppose your perspective on the battlefield is simply sharper than mine. When you're devising tactics and tricks for us, it's almost as though you can read the enemy's mind.
Edelgard: There's no getting around it. Your talent for strategy far exceeds my own. I'm quite jealous in all honesty.

Choice 1 Choice 2
You have many talents that I lack. Sometimes, I'm jealous of you too.

Edelgard: Is that a fact? Well, if you insist.I suppose a flower from another's field is always more beautiful. I'll admit, I think of you as rather detached, so to hear that you have emotions such as jealousy is... something of a relief.

Choice 1 Choice 2
I'm not detached. I could say the same of you.
Edelgard: Oh, but you are! Don't even try to argue. But I suppose I'm much the same. I've also distanced myself from the ordinary world. Edelgard: I can't deny it. Ever since I underwent those... procedures, I've certainly distanced myself from the ordinary world.


It seems we were fated to be friends.

Edelgard: Friends... That word somehow doesn't seem adequate. Besides, we've been friends for a long time, you and I. By now, we're so much more than that, at least in my mind.
Edelgard: You know...instead of Edelgard, you can call me just El. If you so please. That's what my parents and closest sisters used to call me when I was little. Now there's no one left who calls me El... But with you, well...I think I could allow it. In fact, it would mean a great deal to me.

Why is that?

Edelgard: Why? Hmm...
Edelgard: Well, you have stood beside me and shared my burdens. As I said, you are much more than a friend. link In truth, you are like family to me. I suppose that's why.

S Support

Goddess Tower

Edelgard: The children of the goddess have been defeated at last. The shape of the world will be forever changed. Humanity is free now. The world is ours once again. Can you believe it?

Choice 1 Choice 2
I'm not sure. It isn't over yet.
Edelgard: I see. Well, one thing is certain. The fate of this world depends on the choices we make. It's possible that people would have been happier continuing to mindlessly obey the goddess. Our work is far from over. And we can't ignore the possibility that our enemies will resurface one day. Edelgard: True. There is still much to be done. We can't ignore the possibility that our enemies will resurface one day. In the end, the fate of this world depends on the choices we make.

Edelgard: I I don't know what the future holds, but...come what may, will you stay by my side? You chose to protect me at the Holy Tomb. Will you choose me again? What I'm trying to say is...I need you.

El... Please accept this gift.
FETH wedding ring.png

(Edelgard blushes.)
Edelgard: You called me El. That's... I... That means more than I can say. And this ring... It's lovely. Thank you, my dearest friend. I will happily accept it.
Edelgard: I must admit, I feared my feelings would be unrequited. So long as I had you by my side, it never mattered how many enemies I amassed. You were all I needed. All this time, I longed to share my feelings with you, and it seems you wished for the same. Now, our wishes have come true. This feeling... it's overwhelming.

Choice 1 Choice 2
I promise to always be there for you. Now, your burdens are mine to bear.
Edelgard: I promise the same. Together, we can achieve anything. Edelgard: Absolutely not—I won't allow it! From now on, we face the world and carry our burdens together.

Edelgard: We will crush those who slither in the dark and restore peace and order to Fódlan. I will then find a suitable successor and hand over the reins of the Empire. When all that is done, it will be just the two of us. I look forward to starting our life together in the light of a glorious new dawn.

Choice 1 Choice 2
That seems a lifetime away. Let's make it happen.
Edelgard: It will be a long and difficult path, I'm afraid, but we must remain focused on our goals. Edelgard: Yes, that is all we can do for now. We must remain focused on our goals.


Cg fe16 edelgard s support m.png

Edelgard: To think that I may truly call you my partner and equal now... The solitary reign of Edelgard has come to an end. From now on, we walk this path together. With time and care, the darkness shrouding this world will be lifted.
Edelgard: You and I will become the light that shines over Fódlan...just as you have shined upon my life.

Byleth (F)

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Edelgard
Support information: Small portrait byleth f fe16.png
Byleth (F)
C:
Available Chapter 5 to Chapter 11
C+:
Available from Chapter 6 to Chapter 11
B:
Available from Chapter 12 Crimson Flower onwards
A:
Available in Part II Crimson Flower
S: Select before final chapter
Crimson Flower

C Support

Edelgard: Uhh... Agh... Fath... Save...
Byleth: ...
Sothis: A ghost, perhaps? No, that is surely not the case. What is that look upon your face? I am no ghost, if that is what was on your mind!

Edelgard: No... Agh... Huh?! Who's there?!
(Byleth enters Edelgard's room.)
Edelgard: Professor... What are you doing here?

Choice 1 Choice 2
I heard something. I was restless.
Edelgard: Oh? Perhaps I was talking in my sleep. (Edelgard blushes.)
Edelgard: What could that possibly mean? In any case, please don't scare me like that.


Bad dreams?

Edelgard: Ah... So you heard me, then. Yes, it was a nightmare. I've had them since I was a child. Stupid, pointless dreams I can't control... It's terribly frustrating.

Choice 1 Choice 2
What are they about? Anything I can help with?
Edelgard: Just...my childhood. A time before I had realized who I was destined to become. Edelgard: No. They're just worthless dreams of the past. Talking about it won't change a thing.


Choice 1 Choice 2
You can trust me with anything. It's none of my business.
Edelgard: I had a feeling you'd say that. I suppose I could try... Edelgard: Perhaps not. Still, here you are. Maybe I can trust you with this...

Edelgard: But only if you swear not to tell a soul. (Byleth nods.)
Edelgard: I appreciate it.

Edelgard: I dream of...my older brother, paralyzed, helpless... my older sister crying for help that never came... the youngest babbling words beyond meaning. I see my family dying slowly, waiting in the darkest depths for a glimmer of light.
Edelgard: I once had ten siblings, eight older and two younger. Such a large family, and yet I became the heir to the throne. Do you know why? Every last one of them was crippled by disease or lost their mind or died. I was the only one left who could inherit the throne.

Choice 1 Choice 2
That's awful. How could such a thing happen...

Edelgard: Things kept getting worse. The darkness kept getting darker. In the end, I was the only one who survived. The nightmares are a reminder...to never forget. To never allow such terrible things to happen again.

Never again...

Edelgard: Even now, I'm the only one who can carry the weight of the Adrestian Empire. The future of the Empire...of everything...depends on me.

Edelgard: Hm... I shared more than I intended to. I suppose there's something in the air tonight. I've never told anyone about my past before. Please...forget I said anything. Sleep well, my teacher.

C+ Support

Edelgard: Ah, it's you. Out late again, I see. What brings you here?

Choice 1 Choice 2
I could ask you the same. Trouble sleeping?
Edelgard: I just wanted some fresh air. There's a lovely breeze tonight. I always wander outside when sleep evades me. Edelgard: Is it that obvious? I despise being cooped up when sleep evades me. I just have to get some fresh air.


Choice 1 Choice 2
I couldn't sleep either. I'm exhausted.
Edelgard: So I see. Still, it's ill-advised to stay up so late. Edelgard: Heh, I see. Well, don't let me keep you. Hurry back to your room, my teacher.

Edelgard: I should get some sleep too, but...Have you ever felt a sort of longing for the outdoors? I have. There are times I long for the warmth of the sun, for a sweet breeze on my face...
Edelgard: Do you remember what I told you the other night? About...my past? None of my siblings had a chance to lead the sort of life they deserved. An ordinary life.

Choice 1 Choice 2
Should I say I forgot? You asked me to forget... I remember.
(Support points with Edelgard go down.)
Edelgard: Hm. Well, perhaps if I tell you more, it will come back to you.

Edelgard: My siblings and I were... We were imprisoned underground, beneath the palace. The objective was to endow our bodies with the power of a Major Crest. I have always possessed the Crest of Seiros, inherited through the Hresvelg bloodline. But it was only a Minor Crest, and most of my siblings bore no Crest at all. In order to create a peerless emperor to rule Fódlan, they violated our bodies by cutting open our very flesh. Now here I stand, the fruit of that endeavor: Edelgard von Hresvelg!
Edelgard: But that came at too high a price... The others were sacrificed. Ours weren't the only lives devastated by that terrible process. Innocents died as well, without even knowing what they were dying for.
Edelgard: And there you have it, the truth of the Hresvelg's Empire.

Choice 1 Choice 2
Should I say I forgot? You asked me to forget... I remember.
Edelgard: The prime minister and his gaggle of nobles. They had the Empire under their thumbs. My father, the emperor, tried to stop him, but...it was futile. My father was nothing but a puppet on a string by then. He was powerless to save us. I know how it all sounds. But when you see my true strength, you will know I speak the truth. Edelgard: It is. But when you see my true strength, you will know that I speak the truth.

Edelgard: I have kept it hidden all this time, but...I will reveal to you the power of my second Crest.

Cg fe16 edelgard crest of flames.png

Edelgard: It is the same as yours...the Crest of Flames. When it manifested for me, I swore a silent oath.
Edelgard: For the sake of my family and for all the poor souls whose lives were traded for my existence... For their sake, I will build a world where such meaningless sacrifice is never again sanctioned. As emperor, I will change the world. I swear it.

B Support

Edelgard: Ugh... I'm so sick of it all. There is so much to be done, yet all I encounter are new problems and pitfalls. Ugh... Sometimes I wish I could spend just one day doing absolutely nothing and gorging myself on sweets!

Choice 1 Choice 2 Choice 3
This isn't like you. Such are the burdens of an emperor. Let's do just that.
Edelgard: Even I have moments of self-indulgence, you know. (Support points with Hubert go up.)
Edelgard: You sound just like Hubert. Am I not allowed a fleeting moment of self-indulgence?
(Support points with Edelgard go up.)
Edelgard: Do you mean it? Just the thought makes me happy.

Edelgard: But...Hubert would never allow it.

That's too bad.

Edelgard: Indeed. It may not be possible now, but one day we will know the joys of idling. Mark my words.
Byleth: ...
Edelgard: Is that a smirk I spy? Is it so amusing to you, me daydreaming of free time?

Choice 1 Choice 2
It's pretty funny. You misunderstand me.
(Support points with Edelgard down up.)
Edelgard: I see. I'm finally getting an idea of what you think of me.
(Support points with Edelgard go up.)
Edelgard: Huh! Your silly grin says otherwise.

Edelgard: But let's put all that aside for now. There is something I've been meaning to tell you. I'm afraid this might sound a bit...sentimental. However...
Edelgard: I want to thank you. Because of you, I feel I can walk my fated path without losing myself. If I were alone, I might have lost perspective and become a harsh leader with a heart of ice. But I'm not alone/But you came back to me. With you by my side, I'm somehow free to be not only a leader but... simply Edelgard.

Choice 1 Choice 2
I'm glad. You have many allies.
Edelgard: True. I am fortunate to be surrounded by many wonderful companions. Nevertheless, you are...different from the rest.

Edelgard: Until now, no one has been able to surpass me— much less command me. I have always been seen as an untouchable princess or emperor. No one spoke to me as an equal or met my gaze without flinching. It was lonely. Terribly lonely. The only person I could rely on as I tried to claw my way out of the darkness was myself.
Edelgard: But you...you have been a brilliant light. Somehow, you have chased the darkness away. And for that... I will always be grateful.

A Support

Edelgard: Yes? Oh! It's you, Professor. I was certain it was Hubert coming to drag me back to my duties. "Your Majesty, you must know your supreme talents are needed at present. Why not gaze at these documents instead of the sky?"

Choice 1 Choice 2
That sounds like Hubert. That didn't sound like Hubert at all.
Edelgard: Doesn't it? And the worst part is that he's always right, so I can't even argue with him. Edelgard: No? Well then. And here I thought my Hubert impression was second to none.

Edelgard: But that's enough about Hubert for the moment. While I have your attention, I'd like to thank you for your help in that last battle.
Edelgard: As you well know, I'm perfectly capable of commanding the army by myself. However, when you're around, it's somehow different. I'm not sure I can properly explain it. I suppose your perspective on the battlefield is simply sharper than mine. When you're devising tactics and tricks for us, it's almost as though you can read the enemy's mind.
Edelgard: There's no getting around it. Your talent for strategy far exceeds my own. I'm quite jealous in all honesty.

Choice 1 Choice 2
You have many talents that I lack. Sometimes, I'm jealous of you too.

Edelgard: Is that a fact? Well, if you insist.I suppose a flower from another's field is always more beautiful. I'll admit, I think of you as rather detached, so to hear that you have emotions such as jealousy is... something of a relief.

Choice 1 Choice 2
I'm not detached. I could say the same of you.
Edelgard: Oh, but you are! Don't even try to argue. But I suppose I'm much the same. I've also distanced myself from the ordinary world. Edelgard: I can't deny it. Ever since I underwent those... procedures, I've certainly distanced myself from the ordinary world.


It seems we were fated to be friends.

Edelgard: Friends... That word somehow doesn't seem adequate. Besides, we've been friends for a long time, you and I. By now, we're so much more than that, at least in my mind.
Edelgard: You know...instead of Edelgard, you can call me just El. If you so please. That's what my parents and closest sisters used to call me when I was little. Now there's no one left who calls me El... But with you, well...I think I could allow it. In fact, it would mean a great deal to me.

Why is that?

Edelgard: Why? Hmm...
Edelgard: Well, you have stood beside me and shared my burdens. As I said, you are much more than a friend. link In truth, you are like family to me. I suppose that's why.

S Support

Goddess Tower

Edelgard: The children of the goddess have been defeated at last. The shape of the world will be forever changed. Humanity is free now. The world is ours once again. Can you believe it?

Choice 1 Choice 2
I'm not sure. It isn't over yet.
Edelgard: I see. Well, one thing is certain. The fate of this world depends on the choices we make. It's possible that people would have been happier continuing to mindlessly obey the goddess. Our work is far from over. And we can't ignore the possibility that our enemies will resurface one day. Edelgard: True. There is still much to be done. We can't ignore the possibility that our enemies will resurface one day. In the end, the fate of this world depends on the choices we make.

Edelgard: I I don't know what the future holds, but...come what may, will you stay by my side? You chose to protect me at the Holy Tomb. Will you choose me again? What I'm trying to say is...I need you.

El... Please accept this gift.
FETH wedding ring.png

(Edelgard blushes.)
Edelgard: You called me El. That's... I... That means more than I can say. And this ring... It's lovely. Thank you, my dearest friend. I will happily accept it.
Edelgard: I must admit, I feared my feelings would be unrequited. So long as I had you by my side, it never mattered how many enemies I amassed. You were all I needed. All this time, I longed to share my feelings with you, and it seems you wished for the same. Now, our wishes have come true. This feeling... it's overwhelming.

Choice 1 Choice 2
I promise to always be there for you. Now, your burdens are mine to bear.
Edelgard: I promise the same. Together, we can achieve anything. Edelgard: Absolutely not—I won't allow it! From now on, we face the world and carry our burdens together.

Edelgard: We will crush those who slither in the dark and restore peace and order to Fódlan. I will then find a suitable successor and hand over the reins of the Empire. When all that is done, it will be just the two of us. I look forward to starting our life together in the light of a glorious new dawn.

Choice 1 Choice 2
That seems a lifetime away. Let's make it happen.
Edelgard: It will be a long and difficult path, I'm afraid, but we must remain focused on our goals. Edelgard: Yes, that is all we can do for now. We must remain focused on our goals.


Cg fe16 edelgard s support f.png

Edelgard: To think that I may truly call you my partner and equal now... The solitary reign of Edelgard has come to an end. From now on, we walk this path together. With time and care, the darkness shrouding this world will be lifted.
Edelgard: You and I will become the light that shines over Fódlan...just as you have shined upon my life.

Hubert

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Edelgard
Support information: Small portrait hubert fe16.png
Hubert
C:
Available in both parts
B:
Available in both parts
A:
Available in Part II Crimson Flower

C Support

Edelgard: Sometimes I wonder if your life could have taken you down a different path. If you had never met me and entered my service, you mighty have had a more peaceful—
Hubert: A more tedious path? Inconsequential and spoiled rotten, like so many other nobles? Never. My duty to you is no mere obligation. I chose this. I had thought that would be obvious to you.
Edelgard: I understand you well. Better than anyone. But when I see you at the monastery, studying with the others... It makes me wonder what kind of life you might have had without me. That's all.
Hubert: Such a life may have had its appeal. I thought I'd left my years of carefree innocence behind me. But I cannot deny that I find myself enjoying my time at the monastery.
Edelgard: I feel the same way.
Hubert: That enjoyment, however, is only thanks to you. Standing by your side is all that truly matters to me.
Edelgard: I see. Then I won't speak of such things again. If it's really what you want I'll gladly keep you by my side.The path I must walk... Is soaked in blood. It's a path that can lead to madness can snatch away one's future, and can even take one's life. And the pool of blood at my feet is growing larger. Those stains can never be washed clean.
Hubert: Please leave the violence to me. A leader must be seen as pure. Above the fray. Allow me to paint the path that lies before you red with the blood of your enemies. I will do it gladly.

B Support

Edelgard: We've come such a long way. After all, I was only four years old when we first met.
Hubert: From your perfect memory, Lady Edelgard, I expect nothing short of the utmost precision. Do go on.
Edelgard: Please don't mock me with such frivolous praise. I can hardly recall that day.
Hubert: Forgive me. I suppose I must have been six at the time. I have no recollection of it.
Edelgard: My earliest memory of you is of when you were injured.
Hubert: I recall being scolded most sternly by my father. "You are Lady Edelgard's servant!" he said. "You must protect her with your life!"
Edelgard: I had no idea. But House Vestra has served House Hresvelg for generations... Given that, I suppose I shouldn't be surprised.
Hubert: Indeed. After that, I made certain to accompany you wherever you went. That is, until...the incident.
Edelgard: Ah, when my uncle, Lord Arundel, defected to the Kingdom and took me with him.
Hubert: The sensation of loss that overcame me on that day defies all description. It was as horrific as if I'd lost all my limbs. I left the city in a mad rush to rescue you. My father sent soldiers to capture me. I fought them off for three days, but they did finally manage it. Of course, I was only ten. I never would've reached Fhirdiad.
Edelgard: I've never heard that story before. So there are things you've never told me.
Hubert: It wasn't important.
Edelgard: That's beside the point. I wish to know these things. If there's anything else you're keeping from me, please tell me at once.
Hubert: Respectfully, I decline.
Edelgard: Why? It's a simple order. I really must kn—
Hubert: Speaking of your orders, there was a task you gave me earlier which I have yet to carry out. Excuse me.
Edelgard: Wait just a moment! I just hope he's not hiding anything too worrisome...

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Hubert: ...And that concludes my report.
Edelgard: Hubert. I can't shake the feeling that you're keeping more secrets from me.
Hubert: I have told you before. There are secrets even I am unwilling to share.
Edelgard: I remember. However, I am the emperor now. If the Minister of the Imperial Household does not obey his orders, I have the right to execute him.
Hubert: I fear you have misunderstood me, Your Majesty. It is true that I am officially your minister, but such titles are of little significance to me. I serve you purely out of personal devotion. Perhaps there was a time when I served the Imperial line due to my duty as a member of House Vestra. But since you returned from the Kingdom... my loyalty has been to you alone.
Edelgard: I see. Then you are unwilling to obey my orders as emperor?
Hubert: Correct. If you prefer to treat this formally, then charge me with a crime. I will gladly offer up my neck to the executioner.
Edelgard: You know I would never do such a thing and that I pay no heed to the title you bear. It is your own presence and capabilities that I value so highly, Hubert. Titles are meaningless next to such things. Our families have no bearing on this matter...nor does the Empire itself.
Hubert: In that case, Lady Edelgard, I ask you to turn a blind eye to my secrets. They are trifles, beneath your notice. Best I handle them alone. You should focus on the path ahead of you. The scarlet path I have carefully prepared. Whether that path is red with blood is not something you need trouble yourself over.
Edelgard: As emperor, I'm obliged to accept that answer. However, as your friend, it irritates me to no end. You speak often of painting the path I walk, yet you do so in secret. I am the one you serve, but you refuse to let me in. I trust you, Hubert, and that is precisely why I want to know everything, your secret hopes and burdens. All of it. If I'm truly the center of your world, then I wish you would trust me as well as I trust you.
Hubert: ...Very well. You have me beaten. I will tell you as much as I am able. From the assassins I've eliminated, to the gold I've spent on bribes...to the identity of the one I love.
Edelgard: Wait a moment. Are you saying...you have romantic feelings for someone?
Hubert: Yes. That is the one secret I had particularly hoped to keep from you.
Edelgard: Well, that's utter nonsense! You can't possibly keep something so fascinating from me! Who is it? You? In love? Whoever could it— Huh! Oh, I've got it! I should have known all along!
Hubert: You already suspect? I had really hoped to keep this secret from you.
Edelgard: Enough teasing. Tell me her name, Hubert.
Hubert: It is you, Lady Edelgard. Did you ever really doubt?
Edelgard: Heh, Hubert... You never cease to surprise me.
Hubert: Hahaha.

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Ferdinand: You came at just the right time, Edelgard!
Edelgard: Is that so...
Ferdinand: Yes, I have a story for you. It's about a pair of nobles, living about a hundred years after the founding of the Adrestian Empire. One was Derick von Aegir, People called him the Warrior Prime Minister. He bravely led soldiers into battle, and mowed down his enemies. And the other—
Edelgard:: Was the emperor of the time. She wagered the throne in a duel against Derick and won. "Why don't we do what our ancestors did and have a little duel ourselves?" That's what you were going to say, but the answer is no.
Ferdinand: You interrupted me! The Warrior Prime Minister used a dramatic line to propose the duel, and you did not allow me to say it!
Edelgard:: My apologies, Ferdinand.
Ferdinand: Well, at any rate, you were correct in surmising that I was about to challenge you. But you were rather blunt in you refusal.
Edelgard:: Ferdinand, control yourself. When will you tire of challenging me in pointless competitions?
Ferdinand: I can quit now, if you insist on it. I will not challenge you again.
Edelgard:: You expect me to believe that?
Ferdinand: Why do you look so surprised? Of course, it's not a valid duel unless both parties are willing. Now that you have refused outright, I must come up with some, other way of getting that which I seek.
Edelgard:; I'm afraid to ask what you could possibly mean by that...
Ferdinand: Only that I will find some other way of showing everyone that I am surperior to you. Huh, I will write a handbill listing your accomplishments, alongside my own, more impressive accomplishments. Copyists will produce thousands of these pampleths and disribute them far and wide. Then everyone will know about my—
Edelgard:: This has to stop. Ugh, perhaps I should have ended this with a duel after all...

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Edelgard: Standing tall, I see...
Ferdinand: Edelgard, hello? What do you think of this horse? An equine marvel, no? Look how intelligent he is! You can see it in his face. Certainly much smarter than your horse.
Edelgard: ...

Edelgard: Ah, what a lovely bloom...
Ferdinand: Behold, Edelgard! Do you see this blood-red bloom? This is much more impressive than the pale little sprigs you have there. And, as I am sure you know, redness symbolizes courage and strength.
Edelgard: Ferdinand. Stop. I can't believe you're wasting my time with a petty, one-sided rivalry.
Ferdinand: What are you complaining about? You told me not to publish my pamphlet, and I complied.
Edelgard: I've had enough of your foolish antics! Very well. I will grant you the duel you so desperately desire. But when I win, you must forfeit the right to bother me with you ridiculousness. Forever. Do we have a deal?
Ferdinand: Ah, you will fight me after all? Wonderful! To battle, then!

Ferdinand: All right, Edelgard. Have at me.
Edelgard: As you wish

Edelgard: Hya!

Ferdinand: Argh... It only took you one blow... How?!
Edelgard: I can't afford to hold back against an opponent like you. I led with my fastest, strongest strike.
Ferdinand: Fastest and strongest? You're just flaatering me. I have been defeated. Utterly. I cannot believe was foolish enough to challenge such a plainly superior opponent.
Edelgard: The difference in our skill level is not so great as all that. If you had taken the first strike, you might have won. That's why I didn't give you the chance.
Ferdinand: I do not think talent is what seperates us so much as readiness. I had not the faintest idea of what to expect from a real duel. I was playing, but you were not.
Ferdinand: That such an ill-prepared noble/student would think to challenge you... It's laughable.
Edelgard: Ferdinand...

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Ferdinand: Ah! The smell, the texture, the smooth finish. This region's tea is the finest in the world./A perfect balance of rich, smooth, and acidic. Coffee tastes best the day after roasting.
Edelgard: Hello, Ferdinand. You seem to be in a good mood.
Ferdinand: What is that supposed to mean?! Perhaps you expected me to hold a grudge against you after our duel. In fact, I have moved on.
Edelgard: Have you now? Well, I'm glad to hear it.
Ferdinand: I took it hard at the time, I will confess. I always thought that I equales you in skill, or even surpassed you. But you showed me that I do not come close to matching your talents. Yet a true noble does not give up in the face of defeat. I will continue my training, and one day I will be an elite warrior. That is the path I must take, as a noble and a man of honor.
Edelgard; You really are in a good mood. Your determination is admirable.
Ferdinand: Yes. One day, I will surpass your abilities, and I will defeat you in combat.
Edelgard: Ferdinand... There's something I've been meaning to say to you for a while now. Honestly, I couldn't care less that you are of noble birth. Your fierce determination doesn't come from your bloodline. It's your own doing. The reason I value you and want to be friends with you is because of who you are, not who your family is.
Ferdinand: Hm. I have something I would like to say to you too. Certainly, we must recognize the commonfolk who strive for greatness and attain it. But for those of us born into nobility, things are more complicated. From birth, nobles must excel. If we do not, we will be forced out of our houses. This environment breeds surperior individuals, and they, in turn, recreate the rigorous environment for their own children. Without that cycle, ther would be no political elite guiding the world towards prosperity.
Edelgard: Heh, so you're saying that the kind of world I'm striving to create is wrong?
Ferdinand: I would not go so far as to say your way is "wrong." Just that another way might be better. If you insist upon undoing the nobility, then we must build something in its place. We can provide free education for all, adn then select the highest-performing students for more intensive training and tutoring. I truly believe that people are products of their environment.
Edelgard: Finding a way to educate the people... Interesting. I'm impressed by how much thought you've given this. No matter what shape the world takes, I'm sure I'll always need people like you by my side. People with strong principles who will argue with me and force me to consider ideas that are contrary to my own.
Ferdinand: Yes, exactly! Finally, Edelgard, you appreciate how important I am to your cause!
Edelgard: I've always thought of you as a valued friend, Ferdinand. That's nothing new.
Ferdinand: Edelgard... I have to tell you something. I think now is the right time. Do you know what my ancester Derick van Aegir said after your ancestor defeated him? He said, "You are an Imperial beauty! Please accept me as your husb—"
Edelgard: Halt, Ferdinand! There's a time and a place for everything... but that time is not now.

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Edelgard: ...
Bernadetta: ...
Edelgard: Bernadetta, why are you following me?
Bernadetta: Ah! Um...
Edelgard: You were following me quite conspicuously, so why attempt to hide now?
Bernadetta: I... Um...
Edelgard: Um?
Bernadetta: Ah! Please don't hurt me!
Edelgard: Calm yourself. I have no reason to harm you.
Bernadetta: Forgive me! I beg you! I'll go straight back to my room and you'll never see me again. I swear!
Edelgard: Bernadetta.
Bernadetta: Yes, Lady Edelgard.
Edelgard: Please explain why you were following me, and why you tried to hide.

In Part I

Bernadetta: Is Her Highness saying she will not condemn me?

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Bernadetta: Is Her Majesty saying she will not condemn me?

Edelgard: Please speak like the human that you are. I already said no harm will come to you.
Bernadetta: Yes. Yes, I'm sorry. Um, permit me to explain. Lady Edelgard, you are fearless. I look up to you as an example to follow.
Edelgard: And that explains it...how?
Bernadetta: I decided to watch you from a distance, to learn from you. But your presence is, um...intimidating. I got more and more scared until I finally couldn't help but try to hide! Ah, forgive me. I throw myself upon your mercy!
Edelgard: Honestly. Look, nobody is truly fearless. Even I have things that I'm afraid of.
Bernadetta: What? You do?
Edelgard: You seem oddly overjoyed at the thought.
Bernadetta: N-no, of course not! But, um, what in the world could possibly frighten you?
Edelgard: The sea. I find the pitch black of the open sea at night quite frightening. I can't swim, so if the sea were to wash me away, I fear I would never return.
Bernadetta: The sea? I think I may have seen it once. Maybe... I didn't know you couldn't swim. That's a surprise.
Edelgard: Oh, the sea. I actually snuck out to swim in it once when I visited Brigid.
Bernadetta: I'm surprised to hear you can't swim, Lady Edelgard.
Edelgard: Again, my shortcomings delight you. Everyone has fears, as well as things they can't do. How many times must I tell you?
Bernadetta: Ah! I really did make you angry!

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Edelgard: Petra... You seem to be flourishing in your new environment. Is all going well for you?
Petra: Lady Edelgard. Everything is well with me. Thank you for your question. Everyone shows great kindness, even while I am still learning about the language.
Edelgard: I'm glad to hear it. After all, a Brigid royal like yourself is of vital importance to the future of the Empire. If you ever need anything, please let me know. It's my job to watch out for you, after all.
Petra: If that is your want. I will rely on you if I have the need. However, I will not have that need. I can resolve any problems that occur by myself.
Edelgard: I don't doubt it. Perhaps I'm worrying too much. I just don't know what I would say to your family if something were to happen to you.
Petra: Do not spend your worry on me. In Brigid, there is a phrase we say. You cannot shoot two birds with one arrow. Brigid and I are that second bird. Your first target is...your ambition. Can you disagree?
Edelgard: There is certainly truth in your words.

Prior to Chapter 12

Edelgard: I do have ambitions that transcend all else for me. When I ascend the throne, there are certain things I must do.

During Chapter 12

Edelgard: As emperor, I have an ambition that I must fulfill. It requires that I see this war through to the end.

Edelgard: Tell me, Petra... Who do you think I am?
Petra: Huh?
Edelgard: I will tell you. I am Edelgard von Hresvelg. And yes, I'm attempting to do what no one else can. I'm prepared to shoot two birds, or even three, with a single arrow. That is the least of the impossible things I will accomplish. If you don't need my patronage, then prove it. Show me your power. Never settle for being the bird. Be the arrow instead.
Petra: I will take your words to my heart. And you will be seeing my power. I give you my promise.

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Lysithea

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Lysithea: ...
Edelgard: Lysithea? Are you all right? You don't look well...
Lysithea: Huh? Oh! No, no-I'm fine! Really. Just not accustomed to so much manual labor.
Edelgard: You were cleaning the library... all by yourself?
Lysithea: Yes. The other sutdent who was assigned to tidy up with me wasn't feeling well, so it's just me.
Lysithea: I figured I could at least dust the bookshelves or something, but I... uh... I got a little carried away.
Edelgard: So many books... You probably tired yourself pit just moving them from the shelves.
Lysithea: As much as I love books, I can't say I love carrying stacks of them to and fro. They're so heavy.
Edelgard: Well... Maybe you should think things through a little more next time.
Edelgard: Surely you can tell how much physical strength a job is going to require before you begin.
Lysithea: I can do without the condescension, thanks.
Lysithea: After all, I'm the only one who has to deal with the fact that I've worn myself out.
Edelgard: I only said that you should take care of yourself. Especially considering-
Lysithea: Considering what?
Edelgard: Nothing. Never mind.
Edelgard: How about you return to your quarters? I'll finish cleaning in here.
Lysithea: But I want to finish what I've started!
Edelgard: I don't mind, really. Please, don't make me repeat myself.
Lysithea: Ugh. Fine. As long as you'll finish all this up.
Edelgard: I will. Get some rest, OK?
Lysithea: Yes, yes. Thank You.
Edelgard: If what I heard about Lysithea is true... Hmm... I just don't know how much of it I should believe.

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Lysithea: Edelgard, do you have a minute?
Edelgard: You want to speak with me? How unusual... Please, come in. I'll prepare some tea for us. Have a seat. Would you care for some cake?
Lysithea: Yes, please! I never say no to sweets.
Edelgard: They're from Enbarr. A bit too sweet for my own liking.
Lysithea: Isn't that the whole point of cake? Well, more for me. Mmm, these are fantastic with this tea.
Edelgard: Heh, true. Well, there's no shortage of them. Help yourself to as many as you like. Now then. You wished to speak with me?
Lysithea: Mmm, mm. So, I, ah, can tell you know a fair bit about me. Mmm...
Edelgard: Maybe this can wait until you've finished eating?
Lysithea: Gulp. Edelgard. You know a fair bit about me. Don't you?
Edelgard: What in particular?
Lysithea: For example, the fact that I have two Crests.
Edelgard: Oh? That's...hard to believe.
Lysithea: No need to play coy with me. It won't work. It's clear my body has succumbed to the intense pressure of bearing two Crests. Due to the immense requirements of bearing these Crests, my life expectancy is...painfully short. You know all of this, right?
Edelgard: Actually, this is the first I'm hearing of it. How would I know unless you told me?
Lysithea: Still won't drop the act, huh? Despite how obvious you've been with your concern about my health?
Edelgard: You're certainly consistent.
Lysithea: I'm not really in the mood for these games. Given your rank, you certainly have access to all kinds of information that others do not. Clearly, you'd have heard all about me.
Edelgard: Either way... I know now since you just told me. About your two Crests, your physical weakness, and your short life expectancy. However, according to the principles of Crest research, it's impossible to bear two Crests. Unless...you've undergone a blood reconstruction surgery. Is that the case, Lysithea?
Lysithea: Correct. It wasn't as though I had a say in any of this.
Edelgard: I see. So you've lived through that relentless terror and agony...and survived.
Lysithea: You speak of all of this as though you understand it on a personal level... Edelgard, have you...
Edelgard: You're a good friend, Lysithea. And a valuable member of this army. So I won't have you overexerting yourself. I don't want to lose you. Understand?
Lysithea: I understand.
Edelgard: Heh. Good girl. Oh, and if you like those cakes, why not take some with you for later?
Lysithea: There's no need to pander to me! But...yes. I'll take those. Thanks.

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Edelgard: How are you today, Lysithea?
Lysithea: Fine, thank you. And yourself?
Edelgard: Quite well, thank you.
Lysithea: I overheard something recently. Something pertaining to you and your vision for the future... Is it really true that you intend to create a world in which Crests no longer exist?
Edelgard: It's true. My aim is to dismantle the current system of aristocracy. The only reason nobles enjoy the status they do is because their bloodlines carry Crests. If Crests lose their value, so will titles of nobility.
Lysithea: I really agree with your thinking. My parents have suffered throughout their lives due to their nobility. Due to my own Crests, I've never been able to live a normal life. I'm sick of nobility and Crests—of all of it. It sounds as if it's truly your mission to change things. I'll pledge my life to your cause, however short it may be.
Edelgard: Lysithea...
Lysithea: Has your hair always been that color, by the way?
Edelgard: Huh?
Lysithea: I ask because mine wasn't always this color. I lost all pigment after receiving my two Crests. Edelgard, I want a world where people like you and I are no longer victimized. I want you to bring that world into being.
Edelgard: If it's within me to help that come to pass, then I'll do whatever it takes.
Lysithea: Understood. I promise to do all I can to see this goal to fruition.
Edelgard: And I want you to promise something in return... that you will never stop fighting for your life.
Lysithea: Whatever terrible fate awaits us, we can fight it and prevail!
Edelgard: I need you to trust me on that. Do you promise?
Lysithea: I...I promise. I will try my best to believe that.
Edelgard: Good girl. Now then...would you care for a sweet cake?
Lysithea: Ugh, please do not call me that! But uh...yes. Yes, I would.

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Constance: Tremble with wonder at the magnificence of my sorcery!
Student: Unbelievable! It's simple tea, but somehow it's shining with the colors of the rainbow!
Student: And the color's changing as it's being poured! How magical!
Constance: Of course it's magical—I achieved it through magic! It's a spell of my own design, in fact. Impressed?
Edelgard: Is this what you wished to show me? I must admit, I've never seen such a thing. Is it still potable?
Constance: "Is it still potable?" she asks.
Edelgard: Then I suppose you wouldn't mind taking the first sip.

Edelgard: That was amusing, Constance, but out with it. What was that favor you wished to ask of me?
Constance: It's a small thing regarding my house. I thought Your Highness would bend some slight effort toward seeing it restored from nothing.
Edelgard: I had a feeling that was it. I wish I could help, but you must understand my present circumstances...
Constance: Yes, yes, I'm aware. All the more reason for you to get in on the ground floor, as it were. My magical might is unrivaled, as I proved to you only moments ago. Surely you can see the obvious benefit in having the sorcerous prodigy Constance at your beck and call.
Edelgard: I agree that you are remarkable. That is beyond question. But how do you imagine rainbow tea will help me to achieve my aim?
Constance: Uh, well... Uh... Just imagine the acclaim it will bring you at tea parties!
Edelgard: It's a most worthy party trick, yes. But I have no use for such a thing.
Constance: W-well, it's not as if that's the only party trick up my sleeve. That was merely a sample of my repertoire. I never cease my work in developing new magic. Your Highness is sure to find some of it useful.
Edelgard: Constance... There's something important that I would like to talk with you about.
Constance: Oh? Have we not been discussing weighty matters all this time?
Edelgard: It's regarding a truth that you and countless generations of House Nuvelle have occulted.
Constance: Ah... That.
Edelgard: If you ever feel like revealing all to me, I'd be happy to talk further. Until then... my apologies but as the Imperial princess, there's nothing I can do to help your cause.
Constance: Of course. And now I shall make myself scarce. Good day!

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Edelgard: You've got a look of resolve on your face, Constance. Have you come to make a decision?
Constance: Quite so. I never waver for long, you know. I can read the signs as well as anyone. Things are in flux. I mustn't remained shackled by the past. I am ready to enlighten you the secret that House Nuvelle has kept for generations.
Edelgard: You have my gratitude. You will be rewarded for taking such a drastic measure. To be clear, this is about your Crest, correct?
Constance: Your instincts are sharp. According to the Empire's records, I bear the Major Crest of Macuil. But those records are mistaken. In point of fact, the Crest that I bear is—
Edelgard: The Major Crest of Noa, one of the lost saints. That bloodline was believed to have died out. No one, not even Imperial nobility, bears that Crest. How then, did you come by that bloodline? And how did you manage to thwart the Empire's investigations into the matter?
Constance: All of the answers you seek are tied to House Nuvelle's origins. Close to a thousand years ago, Saint Noa parted ways with Saint Seiros. She lived out her days in seclusion in what would become House Nuvelle territory. Her children obscured their origins before serving the Empire. It wasn't long before they were ennobled. I suspect that Saint Noa feared that revealing her Crest would only lead to tragedy.
Edelgard: So she passed it off as the Crest of Macuil, which already existed within the Empire...
Constance: Yes. Much like Saint Macuil, Saint Noa was known to be a masterful mage. Her magic ensured that any test would not reveal the true nature of her Crest. Otherwise, someone may have exploited our bloodline long ago.
Edelgard: Hmm... House Nuvelle was known for producing as few heirs as possible. It was also known for keeping their offspring "pure," mostly by disallowing marriage into other houses. All of that effort was in order to conceal Noa's bloodline, wasn't it?
Constance: Yes, but it was a factor in our house's ultimate downfall. Our priorities were, perhaps, not what they ought to have been. In sidestepping the internal strife within the Empire, we left ourselves open to the external threat posed by Dagda. With stronger blood ties to other houses, we would have had allies in our time of greatest need.
Edelgard: Interesting... I always had the inkling that the six noble houses were eager to see House Nuvelle fall. Thank you for trusting me with this, Constance. I swear that once I ascend the throne, I will do all I can to help you revive your fallen house.

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Constance: Your majesty, might I have a moment of your time?
Edelgard: Yes, of course. Unless... You're not planning yet another magical exhibition, are you? Knowing you, it seems a safe bet. I can't imagine what else it could be. I already promised to help you revive House Nuvelle. If our campaign continues as it has, we'll soon prevail. There's no need to continue inventing spells.
Constance: I don't doubt that Your Majesty has things well in hand when it comes to the war. Yet why should I let that deter me from achieving my ultimate satisfaction? As the scion of the proud House Nuvelle, I shall bring about my greatest achievement before my house is restored—on that you may rely!
Edelgard: You have a strong will and a strong mind. You do not consider yourself above concerted effort either. Even during wartime you trust your own ability to fight and survive. You're ever focused on the future and the actions necessary to realize it.
Constance: Where is this coming from? If there's an angle to be played with this praise, it eludes me.
Edelgard: Haha, I was only speaking the truth. I find your efforts to be admirable.
Constance: Hmm. Your words are sweet, and yet...
Edelgard: Yes? Please, go on.
Constance: Forgive me, Your Majesty, but you promised that House Nuvelle would be restored. Yet you work toward a future with no place for the noble houses of old. Granted, in your unified Fódlan, the acting lord will come from noble stock. But in the long term, your system will replace the nobility. Our role will change significantly.
Edelgard: That's exactly right. There will no longer be lords who inherently rule over a particular territory. Instead, nobles will act as government officials, working for the people in exchange for a salary. Officials will be selected from the general populace as well, bringing an end to the very concept of social standing. All will rise and fall by their own merits.
Constance: And it is for those reasons that I continue my magical research. Even if nobility ceases to exist as a concept, the meritorious spellcraft displayed by House Nuvelle shall make us a household name!
Edelgard: Hm. I must admit your words strike a chord. I find myself oddly moved by your proclamation.
Constance: So you see, Your Majesty, the fortunes of my house dovetail nicely with your plans. The road of which you stride courageously forward leads to my own bright future.
Edelgard: I, too, believe that the future you wish for can be found at the end of this path we're cutting.
Constance: Splendid! Oh! Amid all this talk, I neglected to present my demonstration. Sit back, as I, Constance von Nuvelle, display the never-duplicated Nuvelle style of spellcraft!
Edelgard: Ah, about that... Another time, yes? I have much to do. Elsewhere. Constance: No, wait! There's no time like the present! Why, it shan't take more than an hour or two!