Changing the course of history
Posted 29 March 2012 - 11:31 AM
Now, Bern and Etruria go to war anyway in FE6, but that conflict clearly wasn't over a brilliant tactician or his skilled mind. And it's a bit weird for Zephiel to have any interest in what some tactician had done twenty years prior anyway.
Several things happen in FE7, though, which may have provoked Desmond to go to war against Etruria. As early as chapter 14 of FE7, Desmond had been described as a warmonger who was looking for any sign of weakness in Lycia's defenses. Such a warmonger might have been easily provoked, and the Tactician does strike many blows against Bern throughout FE7. For an A or S rank, those attacks on Bern's forces had to be done efficiently and decisively, too, making the Tactician a direct threat to Desmond.
Another issue that might cause Desmond to target Etruria in particular would be that the location of the Shrine of Seals was revealed to the Mage General of Etruria, who specifically said in his C support with Louise that he would report it to Etruria. Pent also had said earlier that many spies had been trying to find the Shrine of Seals, but none had returned; it's likely that Bern killed or captured them all. That the tactician found such a secret and was more or less directly responsible for revealing it to Etruria may have made him a war criminal to Bern. And naturally, Etruria (because it benefited from the tactician's "war crimes" against Bern) would defend the tactician against Bern.
In short, I think that the way in which the Tactician "changed the course of history" was by triggering a war between Bern and Etruria ten to twenty years earlier than it would have been otherwise.
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