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About the Author: Elieson
Single father of 2 in Texas. Avid enthusiast of tile-based games and overall upstanding fellow.

Community Spotlight: Les Revenants Fanzine, a 100 page showcase of horror (preorders open until Sept 24)

Being as the season of spooks is upon us, it is fitting that today, we showcase the Les Revenants fanzine. While the Fire Emblem Heroes franchise tends to celebrate this time of year with special summonable units and a few entertaining one-liners, this time, an artist collective came together to put out an issue highlighting the more…somber and scary side of Fire Emblem (Awakening and Fates specifically).

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Preorders for this are open for one week from today, and you can hop onto their web site to take a look at anything that might interest you from this batch. If you’d like to track their activity or support them on social media, definitely consider checking out their Twitter.

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You can score a PDF copy of the 100 page zine for $15, or upgrade to various other bundles up to $60, that depending on the package, could include a hard copy of the book, acrylic or wooden charms, bookmarks, stickers, and even tarot cards). There’s a lot to consider here, especially if you’re a fan of a horror-focused theme, which is definitely something rare in the fanart project community.

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To compliment this fanzine, Rena Strober (voice of Azura from Fire Emblem Fates and her other appearances) is going to sign a preordered zine copy and Azura tarot card as part of their raffle. If you’d like to take advantage of this, then you have until 11:59 pm on Saturday, September 20. She’s been involved in many appearances and collaborations, both here on Serenes Forest and through other endeavors, and she’s a wonderful person. Take a look here for the rules on the chance to win this signed copy; I recommend taking advantage of this chance if you can!

Heroes: Additions arrive from Abyss and Múspell on Sept 17

I certainly wasn’t expecting this in the latest Heroes banner, but I’m definitely ok with the surprise, in the Abyss & Múspell banner, featuring Yuri, Constance and Hapi from the Fire Emblem Three Houses DLC, as well as the next Heroes OC in Múspell.

There are a handful of variant skills in the batch, and a heck of a lot of Canto amongst the arrivals from Abyss. New skills include Atk/Res Catch 4, A/S Far Trace 3, AR-Def/Res 4, and probably the most notable for scorekeepers in the arena, C Duel Infantry 4.

Additionally, Balthus: King of Grappling, a Green Axe Infantry (and showing off how good of a grappler he is by using an Axe…), will be an upcoming unit available as a 3* or 4* in the summoning pool. Furthermore, Aelfric: Custodian Monk, will be the next Grand Hero Battle unit, which can be earned in his respective Grand Hero Battle available on Sept 17. You can also spark a unit after 40 summons, and finally, there will be a Celestial Stone also available after 40 summons.

The Abyss & Múspell banner will kick off on September 17 at 12a PT.

For additional information on the units and their skills, click Read More. For the Japanese trailer, click here.
Official art can be found on Nintendo Dream Web’s web site.

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Community Spotlight: Nacre Artbook, a Color Palette Character Study (preorders open until Sept 13)

Across social media, you may have seen a project or two from the Fire Emblem fanbase showing off cool creations like bookmarks, -zines, acrylic charms and more. Fans certainly are capable of creating projects with cool themes and unique elements! One such project happened across my desk recently, and it definitely met both of those criteria, and I’m here to share it with you; the Fire Emblem Three Houses Color Zine, Nacre.

Nacre boasts a theme of limited color palette character studies, by simulating a color wheel within its pages. It’s not every day that you see art in a fan-zine sorted and grouped by color, but this idea immediately caught my eye, and I hope it catches yours as well.

The project itself can be viewed at their BigCartel page and, what’s more, preorders for this zine are open until September 13. Additionally, their social media options include Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram.

There are three options for purchase; the straight digital book [PDF] (for $25) the Book Bundle (for $35, and includes the PDF, as well as an artbook and a bookplate), and the Full Bundle (for $50, and includes the Book Bundle contents, plus washi tape and a charm).

Additionally, two stretch goals were met, allowing the inclusion of a holographic cover and a gorgeous enamel Sothis pin. Regardless of what you order, it’s expected that you will have something in-hand by the end of November!

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Heroes: Legendary Micaiah prepares to take the stage, Aug 31 – Sept 6

It’s that time again, for another Legendary Hero to join the fray. This time, we have someone who was due to receive the title eventually, in Fire Emblem Radiant Dawn’s Micaiah.

Legendary Micaiah is a Colorless Tome Infantry, Wind-affinity Legendary Hero with the Duel blessing, the Pair-Up property, and comes with a slew of new skills, including 3 PRFs and one new (likely) inheritable option in Joint Dist. Guard. , which does pretty much what you’d expect it to. As far as her PRFs go, her weapon boasts in optimal scenarios, dual-effectiveness as per normal, +23 Atk, +6 Res, guaranteed follow-ups, and on player phase, Desperation 2. Additionally, her B-PRF gives a -5 Atk/Res debuff on foes and also gives her a 30% damage reduction from 2-range enemies. If she isn’t attacking, her Assist-PRF is a unique combination of Harsh Command+ and Sacrifice, that converts penalties into bonuses, removes remaining penalties (presumably things such as movement penalties), and refills a targets HP to a max of Micaiah’s HP -1.

As always with a Legendary Hero banner, we’ll see an inclusion of an 8% Focus summoning rate on a specific set of 11 other heroes, in addition to our Legendary Hero of choice. The set includes:

  • Blue
    • Farina
    • Ingrid
    • Nagi
  • Colorless
    • Ashera
    • Edelgard (Fallen)
  • Green
    • Edelgard (Legendary)
    • F!Morgan (Fallen)
    • Thrasir
  • Red
    • Lilina (Legendary)
    • M!Morgan (Fallen)
    • Sothis

The Legendary Hero (Micaiah: Radiant Queen) banner drops on August 31, and runs until September 6. Good luck, Summoners!

For the Japanese trailer, click here.
For Micaiah: Radiant Queen’s full art, click here (courtesy of 4Gamer.Net)