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Serenes Forest Scribbles 2016 is Open!

We have an important message for all Fire Emblem fans! Our creative extravaganza, Serenes Forest Scribbles is back for another year!


Around the same time last year, we held our first Fire Emblem creative event and it was a big success. Lots and lots of talented fans showed us their work, while many others came over to look and show their support.

Needless to say, we’ve all been extremely looking forward to holding it a second time!

As before, we want to see your Fire Emblem fan works, whether they’re pictures, stories, cosplay, anything! So long as they contain original assets.

Despite the name of the event, this event is not exclusive to Serenes Forest members, but you will require a forum account to submit your entry. (Registration is simple and free; it’s so we can easily collect everyone’s details.)

Naturally there will be prizes to tempt to you. All submissions will be entered into a mystery raffle, while top-scoring entrants can look forward to snazzy prizes such as the Awakening artbook and booster packs from the Cipher card game!

Scribbles 2016 is open from 4th December 2016 to 4th February 2017, which gives you two full months to prepare something.

For the full details, please check this forum topic managed by our cheery admin, Tangerine.

Please do share this event with any Fire Emblem fans you know and I hope to see you around!

Cipher: Japanese Code Giveaway Final Results

Our FE Cipher Japanese Code Giveaway is now officially over! Many thanks to everyone who donated codes or who participated!


Codes were generously provided by the following users: Bernie_man123wobblinghood, KirieDancingDanny, geozeldadude and oh.glory.

Since we had a lot of codes to give away, the giveaway was split into two weekly draws. For the results of the first round (of which there were 6 prizes available), please check this earlier news post.

Meanwhile, the winners of the second round were selected at the very end of August; this time, there were 9 prizes up for grabs. In case you missed it, here’s the list of winners again:

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Cipher: Japanese Code Giveaway Round 1 Results

We have a few updates regarding our FE Cipher Japanese Code Giveaway, including the winners of the first round.


Following Bernie_man123, a number of very generous users donated their unwanted Cipher codes to the prize pool. A big thanks to wobblinghood, KirieDancingDanny and geozeldadude!

Originally we had 5 codes to hand out, but now we have 14 (and at least 2 of each unique code), which is a lot more than we could’ve expected!

Because there are so many codes, and to improve the odds of entrants winning at least one code, there will be at least two draws–the first of which already took place yesterday.

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Community Spotlight: Nintendo @ Hyper Japan 2016

From 15th to 17th July 2016, Nintendo attended Hyper Japan 2016, the UK’s biggest Japanese culture event, to showcase upcoming and recent games. As big fans of both, we at Serenes Forest paid them a friendly visit to check out the hype.

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In terms of demos, there was a wide variety of Japanese-style games from Nintendo and third-parties. Of particular interest, there was a huge #3DSAdventures area, with all three versions of Fire Emblem Fates–Birthright, Conquest and Revelation–available to sample.

We spoke with many fans (incognito) and most were enjoying (or looking forward to) the new games. There were some incredibly hardcore FE fans as well, including one who’s favourite was Genealogy and another who’s hobby was replaying Hector Hard Mode.

Other highlights included demos of the recently released Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE, the upcoming Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 and Ace Attorney: Spirit of Justice, plus the first UK demo of Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past.

Of course, we had great fun playing all of them! (And Copen is a major badass as you’d expect.)

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