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Selena - The Sacred Stones
Selena "Fluorspar" is a general of the Grado Empire and one of the
Imperial Three alongside Duessel and Glen. She is an honorable knight
who is very loyal to Emperor Vigarde. It is even possible that she
loves him. Only Duessel is higher than her in Vigarde's esteem. Cormag
once mentioned that Duessel was like a father to her.
Selena was raised in a desolate and impoverished village in the
frontier. The people there, including Selena and her family, were very
poor. They were so desperate that some of them even considered doing
horrible things to survive through winter. But then the emperor sent
them supplies even though they were too poor to even afford taxes. To
the neighboring kingdoms, the emperor may have seemed mad but he didn't
care about his reputation among rulers. He only cared about his people
so he saved the villagers.
That spring, Selena went to the
capital to become a soldier. She wanted to dedicate her life to the
emperor who saved it. She felt that she understood his idea and shared
his vision. Eventually she became a knight, and finally, a general. As
proof of her commission, the emperor had presented her with one of
Grado's treasures: a gemstone of fluorspar. This was where she got her
nickname. The emperor also told her that "the role of an imperial
general is that of the shield, not the blade. We are here to protect
our citizens, not to threaten our neighbors." She had never forgotten
those words. Her every action as a general was determined by them.
Grado attacked Renais, Selena was against the war, but because of her
loyalty she never directly questioned the emperor's intentions. She
wanted to help the people of Renais since she felt that they shouldn't
suffer just because their leaders were fighting. She watched Caellach
as he crushed the Sacred Stone. But when Caellach began to kill the
remaining defenseless soldiers, she told him not to raise his blade
against anyone who was powerless to resist him, and that killing
without cause is murder.
After Duessel questioned the motive for
the war, the emperor commanded Selena to execute Duessel since he
planned to betray Grado and side with Renais. Selena couldn't believe
that Duessel could betray the Grado Empire but she had her orders. She
then reminded the emperor of his wise words when she became a general,
possibly hoping that he would realize that the invasion of Renais was
unjustified. But the emperor commanded her to go and Selena had no
choice but to follow his command.
When Selena found Duessel, she
told him that she was supposed to assist him in the attack against
Frelia's army. But Duessel told the units to hold since he wished to
speak to Ephraim first. Selena then realized that he really was a
traitor and revealed that her actual mission was to execute him.
Duessel ran and Selena prepared to attack. Shortly after the battle
began, Valter arrived to tell Selena that the emperor asked her to
return to the capital immediately. He claimed that the emperor no
longer trusted her. Selena didn't believe him, but she couldn't risk
the slight chance that she would disobey the emperor if Valter was
telling the truth. She decided to return to sort things out.
she arrived, she discovered that Valter was lying and Vigarde began
suspecting that she was also a traitor. She denied it and begged him to
give her another chance. Prince Lyon then asked her to bring a
dragonstone from Za'albul Marsh for his research. Vigarde approved of
this request and asked Selena to do it. She also renewed her oath of
service and pledged to never fail in her duty.
After getting the
dragonstone, Selena was visited by Myrrh who asked her to return it.
After learning that Myrrh was with Ephraim, Selena was wondering if she
should bring Myrrh to the capital. Realizing that Selena was from
Grado, Myrrh asked her if she ever noticed any changes to the people
around her recently, as if they act like a totally different person.
Selena was surprised that Myrrh knew about the emperor's sudden change.
Myrrh then told her how the dark energy invaded the emperor's body,
changing him completely. Selena refused to believe that such a
compassionate man is gone and asked if this process could be reversed.
But Myrrh said it was impossible.
Then the Frelian army arrived
and Selena ordered the troops to attack. She decided to release Myrrh
and explained that she has no choice since she vowed to the emperor
that she would never fail. She told Ephraim that she knows the emperor
is not rational, but as a knight she must follow his commands. Selena
apologized to Duessel for calling him a traitor when his loyalty was
always with Grado. She said that she does not regret choosing this path
and she'll continue fighting. Selena was then defeated and died as a
true and loyal knight of Grado.