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Community Chronicles: Greg Chun (Ike, Ephraim, Lukas, & more) kicks off streaming July 5, 8-10p PT

Hello, friends of Fire Emblem. This is Elieson, and I’ve got an announcement for you. A good friend of mine and beloved voice actor & music director, Greg Chun is finally prepared to debut his livestream, and I figured I’d share it for ya’ll.

Who is Greg Chun?

His talents include being the voices of but not limited to these many-a-character, including the Fire Emblem Ike, Ephraim, Lukas, as well as Judgment’s Yagami Takayuki and much more than that. I personally am quite fond of his ASMR, featuring a recent dedicated ASMR video, and his infamous ASMR-rific cheesecake recipe reading. Additionally, Greg was the music director behind the famous Super Mario Odyssey “Jump Up, Super Star!” song as well as the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate “Lifelight” song, so he’s a trusted and talented director.

What’s he streaming, and when?

His debut stream is going to be on Sunday, July 5th, from 8p-10p PT, and he’ll be streaming Game Music Composition, helping music lovers and music writers learn and refine the techniques behind making a moment more memorable through the power of music. Taking input from viewers, he’ll put out live polls and write music that tells a story of what _you_ want to happen, showing how to “set the mood”, as it were. His continuing series of streams will be showing how to do this in a variety of programs, including Garage Band, so you’re certain to get something out of this.
As said above, he’ll be continuing to stream, so if you’d like to follow along with his endeavors, or if you want to socialize with him and his many Chunderlings (myself included), follow him on Twitch, and join the Chunderworld Discord server to say howdy once in a while!

How can I visit his sites, and be part of this going forward?

General Site, for everything Greg Chun: https://GregChun.Live
Discord: https://discord.gg/qTyjVWM
Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/GregChunVA
Twitter: https://twitter.com/greg_chun

Lastly, to continue the support of Greg, and the voice acting community as a whole, you may see me showcasing others in the Fire Emblem’s voice acting community, as I have with artists, by sharing some light on upcoming events and new talents, sharing some social media links, and above all, just bringing some positivity to the people that help make our beloved franchise that much more special for us as players. I already have quite a few in mind, but if you know of anyone that you feel deserves some spotlight treatment, let me know and I’ll do my part to make sure that they get some!

Heroes: Details for July-bound Version 4.7.0 Update & Upcoming Father-Complex Voting Gauntlet

With July just around the corner, Feh has shared details of the next version update (4.7.0), which is scheduled for 6th July (UTC).

Firstly, the following Heroes will receive new weapons skills and/or refines:

  • Berkut: Dark Royal Spear (+refine)
  • Sheena: Crimson Axe (+refine)
  • Female Corrin: Gloom Breath (+refine)
  • Fallen Celica: Beloved Zofia refine

Next, starting from Version 4.7.0, Summoners will receive Divine Codes (Ephemera 7) from events. These can be exchanged for the following combat manuals:

  • 5-star Summer Leo and Summer Linde
  • 4-star Roy, Silas, Odin, Echidna and Legault

For the more minor additions, please skip to the end of this article!

In case you missed it, an “interesting” Voting Gauntlet will begin on 1st July (UTC). “Father-Complex Fray” features Heroes who have awkward relationships with their fathers. We couldn’t make this up!

The initial brackets are: Altena vs Michalis, Alfonse vs Xander, Mareeta vs Lloyd and Ross vs Annette.

Michalis, Xander and Lloyd can be summoned using Heroic Grails and everybody should have an Alfonse on the bench. As for the rest (Ross, Altena, Annette and Mareeta), there’s a Voting Gauntlet banner featuring them.

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Heroes: Seliph finally joins the Legendary Hero roster, available June 30 – July 7

That’s right, Summoners; Seliph: Scion of Light is finally going to be one with the Legendary Heroes list. He comes as a Red sword Cavalry unit, blessed under the Earth affinity and with the Duel blessing bonus.

Included in this banner of course, will be 11 other Heroes available at an 8% focus summoning rate, including:

Blue

  • Azura (Legendary)
  • Chrom (Legendary)
  • Peony

Colorless

  • Duma
  • Eleonora
  • Robin (Legendary)

Green

  • Ced
  • Lyn (Legendary)
  • Yune

Red

  • Mirabelis
  • Sothis

Legendary Seliph’s skills will include the already-known Ignis, Distant Counter and Joint Hone Def, but he also brings his unique B-skill Holy War’s End, as well as his own enhanced personal weapon, Virtuous Tyrfing.

  • Virtuous Tyrfing
    • 16 Mt | 1 Rng
    • Grants Res +3
    • If foe initiates combat or if unit’s HP < 100% at start of combat, inflicts Atk/Def -6 on foe during combat, and if unit deals damage to foe during combat, restores 7 HP to unit. (Triggers even if 0 damage is dealt.)
  • Holy War’s End
    • If unit’s HP is greater than or equal to 50% and foe initiates combat, unit makes a guaranteed follow-up attack before foe can counterattack.

This banner will run from June 30 until July 7 (Midnight – 11:59p PT). I wish you the best in luck with your pulls, Summoners!

New Vestaria Saga Side-story “Norden Civil War” Currently In Production

Recently, S_Kaga unveiled a prototype for a new Vestaria Saga side-story on his blog. Known as Vestaria Saga Gaiden: Norden Civil War, it focuses on the conflict within the Kingdom of Norden and occurs around the same time as another side-story, Holy Sword of Silvanister.

(Many thanks to MovesetMaker for sharing this info via Reddit. Screenshots belong to S_Kaga and Vestaria Project.)

For reference, Norden Civil War is actually the 3rd side-story in the Vestaria Saga series. A full sequel “Vestaria Saga II” is also in the works, although it’ll be longer before it comes into fruition. The original Vestaria Saga was released back in 2016 and officially localised during 2019.

Unlike the other games in the series, Norden Civil War is not a traditional Strategy RPG, like the Fire Emblem games. Instead, it’s a territorial-based strategy game, similar to “Nobunaga’s Ambition”. The reason for the genre change is because S_Kaga wants to try something fresh–and because he can.

Players will be able to control up to 40 characters, each with multiple squads attached to them. The game will apparently feature a fairly realistic depiction of war, as 7 tribal nations vie for control of Norden. There isn’t a singular protagonist and the story will be quite broad, similar to TearRing Saga.

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