Credits: TheEnd (Radiant Dawn and Thracia 776 translations), North2 (Genealogy of the Holy War
Last revised: 24th November 2010
Fire Emblem series
Translated from the official Fire
Emblem World site (specifically this
page). After the game was released in Japan, Intelligent Systems
received a lot of comments asking about the details of the Dawn
Brigade, which had relatively little backstory in-game. So many that
they decided to reveal these designer's notes relating to the Dawn
This story was included in the Fire
Emblem: Thracia 776 Illustrated Works.
It is meant to be a prologue to Thracia
776, written by a member of the
staff during the early production stages, and could be considered as
the backbone of the game. As the title
suggests, it chronicles the fall of the Kingdom of Lenster and
describes the fateful battle where Lenster's army was betrayed and
defeated by their sworn ally, the Kingdom of Conote.
Genealogy of the
The first set of notes can be found in the popular Genealogy of the Holy War fan book,
Fire Emblem: Treasure. The
second set comes from another fan book, although one that's slightly
more obscure. "Shouzou
Kaga's comments" refers to the insightful messages that Shouzou Kaga
(the director of the NES and
SNES Fire Emblem games as
well as TearRing Saga) posted
on Intelligent System's old Fire
Emblem message boards.
Mystery of the
These notes (as well as the notes from Fire Emblem: Treasure) used to
be available from Intelligent System's official Fire Emblem website, before it was
Although there is no direct evidence, it is possible that this
Japanese blog belongs to Shouzou Kaga.
The blog was created during April 2008 and includes various background
information and ideas for
scenarios relating to the two TearRing
Saga games, as well as some never-seen-before TearRing Saga
artwork, possibly by Hirota Mayumi.