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SF Teams Joins Reddit to Benefit Extra Life on Nov. 4

The past couple of weeks have been busy for me, what with prepping for Serenes Forest’s involvement with an upcoming charity event, Extra Life. This year, several of our own have joined efforts to participate in Extra Life and showcase our tactical prowess.
 
 
 
If you’re not already familiar with Extra Life, it’s a 24-hour themed gaming marathon to raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. It’s also a Reddit tradition dating back to 2012. Last year, Team Reddit collectively raised over $176,000. This year, it’s running just as strong, and will take place on November 4th and 5th (12 p – 12 p EST), with heavy involvement from Serenes Forest.
 
Click for the full schedule *The Fates run will be a fairly speedy, but not really a speedrun
 
 
Together, a group of great Fire Emblem players will be playing through 12 Fire Emblem games. Notably, we’re running every English-released Fire Emblem game, as well as Japanese-only Fire Emblem Binding Blade. You’ll recognize some of the bigger names, as well as some more fresh faces in the Fire Emblem speedrunning community: Gwimpage, kirbymastah, Jedi, Deku King, Shephen, LeGrandGrand, N7_Commander_John and Nightbarrel, as well as myself, fill the roster of players showcasing the franchise
 
 
 
We’ve assembled a bunch of raffle gifts, including artwork from quite a few fan-artists, as well as collected both amiibo and merchandise signed by voice actors of the more recent FE games (Erica Lindbeck, Brianna Knickerbocker, Kyle McCarley and Ray Chase, to name a few). Donating will enter you in for a chance to win one of these goodies, and there are over a dozen items up for grabs. Donations can also be aimed at certain incentives, like which version of Fates will be played.
 
 
We’ll also be visited by Greg Chun (voice of Ephraim and Ike in Heroes, and Lukas in Echoes) during the livestream during the Shadows of Valentia run. You won’t want to miss that!
 

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Warriors: DLC Sneak Peek Reveals Azura, Minerva, Olivia and More

We’ve been well aware that DLC packs were coming out for Fire Emblem Warriors. One things we weren’t entirely sure of though, was what would be included with the Season Pass.

Twitter users AzurePhoenix and AAAGamer have been healthily feeding information to the world regarding incoming DLC for Fire Emblem Warriors, and GameXplain put together a nice video highlighting the details. Some surprising tidbits for what’s to come were found in the Fire Emblem Warriors DLC page via their access to the Nintendo’s Australian eShop.

 

Data will come in packs, one for Fire Emblem Fates, one for Awakening and one for Shadow Dragon. Most notable, are the cast joining via DLC. I’m not talking about the ones we’ve known about for some time, via either documentation or gameplay footage of NPCs (Navarre, Niles, Oboro and Owain), but of the new faces, Azura, Minerva, Linde, Olivia and Tharja. Here’s the total of who’s coming in, for each DLC pack.

New Playable Characters

  • Fates: Azura, Niles, Oboro
  • Shadow Dragon: Minerva, Navarre, Linde
  • Awakening: Olivia, Owain, Tharja

There’s plenty of other new data available for DLC as well. Full details on each pack are detailed below:

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Official Serenes Forest Discord!

Hello all! This is your usually friendly backend server admin speaking. There have been a number of requests regarding Discord for the site. We recently setup a server and announced it on the forums, but we’ve also finally setup integration between it and the forums. If you’d like to join in the fun, check out the instructions in our announcement post.

We intend to add some additional features and widgets regarding Discord in the future, but don’t have an estimate for when that will be completed. Hope to see you guys chatting soon!

Serenes Forest Scribbles: Voting Now Open!

We’re pleased to announce that Serenes Forest Scribbles 2016 has entered the final and very exciting phase: the voting phase!

From late 2016, we’ve been encouraging talented members of the Fire Emblem community to share their best creative works, whether they’re drawings, writings, crafts or anything that can be considered art.

Now is the time for fans to vote for their favourite pieces, so we can dish out prizes for the top-ranking entries! If you haven’t yet seen the entries, we’ve gathered them all in one place, in our prestigious Hall of Fame.

Unlike last year, we have three separate voting categories and you may vote in all three:

Voting closes on 15th April 2017, which is in a week’s time. Rules for voting can be found within the respective categories. Note: A forum account is required to vote, but creation is free and easy!