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Returning Locations

Talys Isle

Talys isle never gets old… or does it?

Due to various reasons, a number of chapter maps are based on maps from previous games in the series.

Awakening Original
Paralogue 2: The Secret Seller Chapter 4: Dance in the Skies (Genealogy of the Holy War)
Paralogue 6: A Man for Flowers Chapter 4, Duma’s Gate (Gaiden)
Paralogue 18: The Dead King’s Lament Chapter 1: The Grustian Expedition (Mystery of the Emblem)
Paralogue 20: A Hard Miracle Chapter 1, Ram Valley (Gaiden)
Xenologue: Champions of Yore (all parts) Chapter 1: Marth Embarks (Shadow Dragon)
Xenologue: Lost Bloodlines (all parts) Prologue: Birth of the Holy Knight (Genealogy of the Holy War)
Xenologue: Smash Brethren (all parts) Final Chapter: Light (Blazing Sword)
Xenologue: Rogues and Redeemers (all) Chapter 8: Despair and Hope (Path of Radiance)

The Children’s Birthdays

Morgan's Birthday 1

With the exception of Morgan, all of the children are born on the Japanese release date of a Fire Emblem game.

Character Birthday Game
Lucina 20th April Dark Dragon and Sword of Light
Path of Radiance
Yarne 14th March Gaiden
Severa 21st January Mystery of the Emblem
Cynthia 14th May Genealogy of the Holy War
Kjelle 29th September BS Fire Emblem
Gerome 1st September Thracia 776
Nah 29th March Binding Blade
Laurent 25th April Fire Emblem (GBA)
Noire 7th October The Sacred Stones
Brady 22nd February Radiant Dawn
Inigo 7th August Shadow Dragon
Owain 15th July Heroes of Light and Shadow

Rather fittingly for the player’s child, Morgan’s birthday is the same day as Children’s Day (May 5th in Japan).

Ancient Text I

The Knights of Iris book reveals that there is a set of translatable ancient glyphs in the game.

Ancient Text: Falchion

Image from Omoteura Blog and slightly edited

According to the designers, there are carvings on the Falchion that read “sniamer llits erutuf eht tsol si esle lla nehw”, which when reversed produces an English sentence.

Similarly, the Fire Emblem has a number of carvings, which read:

“White flame orb holy light
Black flame orb dark night
Blue flame orb starry heavens
Red flame orb lifeblood
Green flame orb mother earth”

The text is a direct reference to the five holy orbs from Marth’s games, e.g. Lightsphere, which are now known as “White Flame” etc. in the Japanese version.

Ancient Text II

The ancient Tellius text, which appears in Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn, can be found surrounding the game’s various magical spells (thanks to Airship Cannon for the findings).

Ancient Text: Valflame

In particular, the text is apparently most clear when casting Valflame (shown above).

For those curious about what the text says: sadly, it appears to be just garble and is the same text that appears alongside Radiant Dawn‘s spell animations (texture A | texture B).

The Mystery Continents

If you’ve played the game, you’ve probably seem them: three mysterious landmasses found to the very north, south and south-west of the world map.

Mysterious Continents

The continent south of Ylisse

Most fans believe these are probably continents from previous games in the series, e.g. Jugdral, Elibe, Magvel and/or Tellius.

However, if you thought of analysing the mysterious continents in detail, to try and play continental match up, then it seems you’re out of luck.