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  1. I'm using Dolphin and trying to set up supports a little late. Are there any codes that work with the emulator? It seems most of the codes meant for gamecube don't run on dolphin.
  2. I am new to both the Fire Emblem series (not really, been curious since Shadow Dragon, but never really been able to play one until recently) and this forum by extension, i have started Awakening 2 weeks ago, and i took it upon myself to understand the Class and Skills mechanics by reading other boards (which led me to this place.) Going off on that, i know that Supports are needed to optimize the army and the children to your playstyle, however i am curious: What are your favorite Support Pairings for all characters, based purely on the conversations, completely disregarding the benefits and child optimization? :D
  3. Just as it says on the tin. Weekly, I will prompt discussion of a certain pair and their supports (whether or not they are of the same gender). Whether you like the pairing, what details there are that possibly change things, etc. If SoV is wanted, I will change this up. I’ll give my thoughts on a pairing later on in the week, after reading up on the support myself. First one up is a favorite of mine, Robin (M) x Tiki in Awakening. Edit: Now note that we will talk about one person from now on each week. As of this writing, that is Male Robin.
  4. A Supports

    Hey Guys, This is probably a stupid question but this is the first time i have played a GBA Game for more than 1 Hour and i can't find anything on Google. Is it possible for a Unit to gain multiple A Supports or is it like the Awakening/Fates S Support?
  5. Howdy! I was wondering if it was possible to "freeze" a character's support point gains in FE8, until a certain threshold is reached (namely, beating a certain chapter)? So that, take Seth for example, he would be unable to access any support conversations, or even gain any support points at all, until chapter 8, or whenever.
  6. Without further ado, allow me to present to you my gift everyone. It is in the form 100+ hours of my labor. Okay so joking aside let’s get straight to it since you clicked on this for a reason. After doing some searches and not really finding much concrete information I decided to take on the grand task of answering all the questions that we could have about this topic’s subject line. I will list the key information to answer the questions right away here in this thread and will also respond but you’ll find a greater amount of information in the following Microsoft word document I’m attaching. Keep in mind a few things here though. I had every intention to share this information once I nailed it down so you’ll see my banter in the document. I tried pretty hard to make the document look organized since I knew people would be reading it. I created Introduction section followed by the actual questions I’d be putting to the test plus the research section and finally at the bottom the theories section and my monologue as I was testing. Keep in mind that prior to this I already had almost 198 hours on my save file. Meaning I had quite a few of the supports done. Since w/o DLC there are only 23 play-able characters (which I refer to as test subjects) my “resources” started to disappear once I began some testing. So in my document I very strongly emphasize who was clean and who was dirty (in the sense that maybe they had a few rogue points already saved off to the side before I even tested them) There are a few things I have left unanswered myself so I have to leave those parts up to the community to solve. But at least with my ground work done you can quickly read over what I already tested and theorized then go from there. If you’re wondering why I didn’t start a new file then I say to you…..NO! I’m already a little anxious to share all this with you but also I want to finish playing this game casually and enjoy the rest. So this bit right here is to the mods who I was DM-ing before i posted this as well as to anyone to finds this information and wants to re-locate it in any way/form/fashion. Now without further ado the key information. (btw I checked, I’m at 328 hours in my save file now. I really love SF to give it 120+ hours right?) An officer is an individual i refer to that is not a common solider and can be killed with one hit (unless you're really powerful and over-leveled). These people are the ones with icons on the map, can drop weapons, and are actually represented by names. Examples include the Knight, Wyvern Rider, Manakete, Solider, Swordmaster, Fighter, Thief, Fort Captain, and additionally anyone that has a special name but is still the same thing (examples include messenger, awakening tonic supplier, ruffians that sabotage bases, etc) You can earn 16 Support Points per battle based off of officer kills (in other words, each officer is worth 1 point) Once the sound effect changes, you gain NO MORE support points. It is equal to 0 To go from no support rank to C is 21 support points (2 battles) To go from C rank to B is 33 support points (3 battles) To go from B rank to A is 59 support points (4 battles) Sub-missions are worth 2 points Sub-missions are in the same pool with officer kills and max at 16. In other words, if you score 16 officer kills and then complete a sub-mission, you gain no points for it Unleashing a Dual Special is equal to 1 support point (officer kill) Dual Specials are in the same pool with officer kills and max at 16. So 14 officer kills + 2 dual specials = 16 points, any further gains are worth 0 Healing is equal to 1 support point Healing follows the same rules are dual specials Now this little tid-bit is regarding bringing out multiple people and how many pairs can you do. (Regarding #3 i only go up to testing 3 pairs. Didn't make it any further) One character can support as many people are you can deploy The points gained are neither diminished or reduce and follow the above rules Multiple people can hit the next support rank in 1 battle (Example: Chrom with Lucina, Chrom with Robin, Tiki with Marth, Caeda with Codelia) Witnessed thus far, up to 48 points (maybe more) can be earned in one battle. That is equivalent to 3 pairs of people Alright, more comprehensive information can be found in my follow Microsoft Word attachment that has 21 pages (i kept up with all my experimenting and research). If you have any questions you are free to ask. Also as stated in my paper, i started to run into some snags near the end so there will be undoubtedly some information i don't have. This includes me not having fully grasped and understood what the blessing in the Temple did, as well as getting access to the DLC support item (equipment) Research.docx
  7. Assignment to the Lord.

    You are the avatar. Support your Lord!
  8. I started playing FE5 for the first time, and I knew that units supported each other when they were nearby, and it bothered me that I couldn't find a diagram that shows what characters supported who. And I would have to look up each individual character to find out supports. So I just said screw it and made this for everyone's convenience. Might do it for other games like FE3 too.
  9. Hello, all! I'm currently wondering who makes a good S support for F!Corrin, as I do not know who to decide for! I like Ryoma and Saizo's design, and I honestly can't decide. What do you guys think? And who did you choose of all available characters?
  10. I really want canon haired Soleil but I have no clue who to pair her up with to get pink hair besides the female avatar but I don't think I'll enjoy playing through Conquest/Revelations with a pink haired Kamui. pls help
  11. Support grinding?

    So after reading the info on how the support conversations actually work... Characters gain support points once per turn if adjacent to each other, and need 240 points to reach A support from 0 points... Which means that if I want to see Bartre x Renault A supp, they have to spend 240 turns next to each other. Given that Renault joints at a point where there's something like 40 turns left before the end of the game in normal gameplay conditions, isnt that a bit excessive? In that case, the support system actually encourages the player to stall their victory and spend turns just...waiting? Or is there something I missed in the support system? I'd like to hear other opinions on this!
  12. Over a long period of mix and matching I think I have finally come up with a decent fire emblem fates pairing list. This list will be based on solely competitive optimization of the children's stat mods and their end classes. I will explain each pairing and state the class I plan on ending the child as. The chosen parent with be on the right while the child's name will be on the left, i.e Kaze!Shigure. Any advice and suggestions are greatly appreciated as I am not 100% sure of these pairings and would like to hear some of your input. Kaze!Shigure - Kaze has been chosen as the father of shigure because of the insane +7 spd and +4 skill mods that Shigure ends with. He does have -1 str and -3 def but the strength isn't that significant and the defense is covered by the insane speed that Shigure will cap at. I will probably end him as either a master ninja or a swordsmaster if he gets a+ in support with hisame. Azura!Midori - Midori is pretty much an identical twin to Shigure stat wise and has pretty much the same reasoning as Shigure, but she will probably be ended as a master ninja since her speed stat amazingly complements the class's naturally high speed stat. She'll also be a possible candidate of the Awakening skill but i'm not sure of which female child I should give it to as of yet. Setsuna!Dywer -N/A Peri!Soleil - N/A Oboro!Sophie - Kagero!Shiro - Makes a great spear master with a +5 str mod, +2 skl and +1 spd, only bad side is -2 def but spear masters are naturally bulky. Mozu!Kiragi - Makes a great sniper with +5 skl, +2 str and +1 def along with the fact that it makes takumi's neg spd mod neutral. Sakura!Asugi - N/A Hana!Selkie - Hana gives selkie the samurai tree along with +3 str, +5 spd and +4 res which makes an exceptional swordsmaster or nine-tails. Drawbacks are the -1 skl and -4 def but it's all mitigated by the beastone and the amazing spd stat. Selena!Hisame - Hinoka!Mitama - N/A Rinkah!Caeldori - Someone had to take the rinkah and the irony lies in rinkah ruining children's perfection. Ending her as subaki's wife is only fitting along with the fact that subaki is the only one that doesn't completely get butchered by rinkah's bad mods. She leaves caeldori with +1 skl and + 6 def with -1 str which is acceptable but the classes she provides are hot garbage, literally! I'll prob marry her to Ignatius for her to get the knight tree and prob end her as a general or great knight so that she can ride Ignatius to victory! Orochi!Rhajat - N/A Charlotte!Siegbert - Charlotte makes this kid a complete savage with +6 str and +2 spd and her -2 def is neutralized by xander's +2 def. Many say that he's good as a paladin while others say to make him a hero, not so sure myself, but boy does he have a lot of great classes to choose from! Felicia!Forrest - N/A Beruka!Ignatius - Apparently best mother for ignatius and I can see why with the +3 skl, +6 def and +1 res. Prob best general in the game. Camilla!Velouria - Great +5 str, +1 spd and +4 def for a wolfssenger and also makes vel have cute purple hair. Effie!Percy - N/A Elise!Ophelia - Ophelia gets +5 mag,+1 spd and +1 res but an unfortunate -2 def. However, the low defense doesn't stop her from becoming a crit machine. She will prob be ended as a witch since witch's have higher speed caps then sorcs. I also am debating whether to use the exalt's brand on her to give her awakening because of the insane possible crit rate I can get her at with the +30 from awakening and +10 from her personal skill, slap on gamble, death blow and a mjolnir and you have a near 100% crit rate. Nyx!Nina - N/A Nina!Kana - Kana has many possible parents and routes so this is the pairing that i'm mostly unsure about. Since my Male Avatar has a +mag boon and -lck bane, I decided to build her as a speedy mage. However, i'm not sure if this is the right way to go since this makes kana a 100% better version of nina and the fact that I can literally make kana into anything I want depending on the parent, which I am unsure of what class I really would need since I have already so many good kids. So I decided to make kana my best mage by giving her nina as her mom. Nina gives her an end total of +7 mag, +8 spd and +5 res. However, she gets -2 skl and -1 def. She also gets -3 lck which is rather unfortunate. The -2 skl is still bugging me but it's worth the sacrifice imo. I debated on givng her ophelia as a mom but the +8 spd is too good to pass up. I mostly want to hear your thoughts on what you would make a +mag/-lck kana and what parent you would give her as well as your thoughts on the other kids parents and end classes as well as suggestions for possible better pairing setups. Also, I used an inheritance planner to see my mods and possible other options so if there are any errors I made please do point them out. For those of you who also plan on optimizing children here is the planner I used https://inheritance-planner.herokuapp.com/ .
  13. I don't see a "General Echoes Discussion" thread, so I figured I'd just make a new thread. I really like Palla in Echoes. She suffered as most of the Marthland units, apart from like 5 or so, from Shadow Dragon did in having very little character development, so she was pretty much just slower stronger Catria. As the oldest, I see a lot of myself in her and can sort of relates to the sister dynamic the Whitewings have. I'm also glad that Est gets a lot more development; my like for her was originally mostly from liking the Est archetype in general, but I'm liking her here as well. They went and made Catria a killjoy for whatever reason, though. Although, I guess that's true to life, in my family anyway. Middlish sibling/cousin admonishing younger one without much tact and without regard to timing; Me/elder: eyeroll. My only complaint is I wish they had some more support convos, maybe each sister getting a Valentia buddy to talk to each. Only supporting with their sisters makes them feel more insular. Although that seems the problem with a lot of units, not even supporting with units you'd think they would. Clive and Clair can't support, why?
  14. Thanks to the dataleak, the support lists have been leaked and are right here. Supports are GBA-styled, so they will be occurring in battle and each character is limited to certain characters. In the original Gaiden, you didn't know if characters had a special relationship until the end, and while these endings seem to be in place, they've also added some more relationships between characters. Note: Some characters have 1 support partner total, so I wonder how much they're going to be included in base conversations to make up for this. Personally, I'm most interested in: Mae x anyone, since she's cheeky. Clair x Lukas + Delthea, since I wasn't expecting those. Jesse x Silque (how?) + Saber + Deen Genny x Sonya The Meme Team (you know who) Zeke x Tatiana Celica x Masked Knight I'm surprised there's no Clair x Tobin support, and no Saber x Genny support (but that could be because of their ages)
  15. Background: I am adding 4 new characters to vanilla Fire Emblem 7 and am replacing Citizen characters at (0xCE, 0xD3, 0xD5, and 0xD6 - I don't think these are used characters.). Of course these characters need supports as without them they are empty shells; therefore, I am repointing the Support Convo Availability Editor, Support Compatibility Editor, and the Support Ending Editor. Question on Support Ending Editor: I noticed the Support Ending Editor has slots for Eliwood Mode Ending and Hector Mode Ending and they are separated by two NOT TO BE EDITED. In order to add ending for these 4 characters, do I need to add similar ending to both Eliwood Mode and Hector Mode? When I increase the number of Support Endings Available, do I need to offset the entirety of Hector Mode Endings as well as the NOT TO BE EDITED to squeeze in these character endings for Eliwood Mode? Do I need to insert the new character ending before the two NOT TO BE EDITED? Confirming Steps on Process: Also, I am trying to list out everything that needs to be repointed to get these characters functioning in game. Can anyone think of anything else that needs to be repointed to get these 4 characters working? Repoint Death Quotes Repoint Support Compatibility Repoint Character Endings Repoint Character Palettes Repoint Final Chapter to add in Final Battle Quotes
  16. Mild spoilers for FE13 and FE14 ahead Hi all! So I have had a Revelations file planned for a while now, in which I pair couples based on the colours the mother will pass down to her child to get the closest to the official sprites as I can. Official sprites (as used on Twitter) compiled here This poses some immediate challenges. Some children could use the same mother for the closest hairstyle. My choice? The characters with the most hair or the most plot significance (i.e. Heirs of Fates or Awakening references) will get precedence over non-plot relevant children. For example, this would imply that Soleil wins Felicia's hair colour over Miitama as Soleil's hair references Olivia. There are some highly sought after hair colours (i.e. blonde) that we just don't have enough units for or colours that are rare/inaccessible. So I will be using a female Avatar to wed one lucky guy - though I'm undecided on who. This is where you come in! Below is a list of chosen pairings that create near-canon hair colours for the children. Midori - Kaze x Setsuna (closest to green) Asugi - Saizo x Sakura (commonly paired for near-orange hair) Caeldori - Subaki x Selena (implied as Caeldori's 'canon' mother) Siegbert - Xander x Charlotte (Siegbert is an Heir of Fate. Charlotte provides a near ideal blonde.) Soleil - Laslow x Felicia (Priority over Miitama as reference to Awakening) Ophelia - Odin x Elise (provides same shade of hair as Odin) Shiro - Ryoma x Mozu (Mozu's hair is darker and thus closer to Shiro's canon shade than her other contender, Kagero) Rhajat - Hayato x Nyx (Black hair that references Tharja in Awakening) Miitama - Azama x Rinkah (White is closest to her sherbet pink) Kiragi - Takumi x Hana (Closest to Takumi's hair colour) Hisame - Hinata x Kagerou (slightly lighter brown is closest to Hisame after Hana) Dwyer - Jakob x Effie (Silver hair is close to Dwyer's grey) Unsure: Sophie - Silas x Beruka? Selkie - Kaden x Hinoka? Percy - Arthur x ??? Nina - Niles x Azura? Forrest - Leo x ??? Ignatius - Benny x ??? Velouria - Keaton x ??? Please post your feedback and suggestions below! All suggestions for couples will be considered, even the "established" ones! Let's canonize!
  17. Two aspiring writers and friends of mine recently put together a 40 minute review for Fire Emblem Fates Birthright, Conquest and (part of) Revelation, only recently released in the UK. They discuss the new features that help improve the "Awakening" formula, others they aren't so fussed about, and the character writing that made the all important decision so difficult for them. Hope you enjoy! https://youtu.be/-bpqjAsbXEg?t=28m45s
  18. Here it is! I was really glad that my previously made "Friendship Seal Chart" was positively received, and I hinted to the possibility of me making a "Partner Seal Chart" as well... Well, after countless hours, I finally managed to make a complete chart of all possible marriages in Fire Emblem Fates! (Yes all 817 of them!, at least when counted in one direction. In reality marriages work in both ways, so some information will be displayed twice.) Here is the result: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1EoYvI1FUNqZ3dpcjZwdU9CX0E This chart shows all the possible marriages, the classes and skills that are gained from said marriage for both the parent and the child, the support bonuses from both the guard and attack stance that the unit in question would gain from a S support, and last but not least, this chart also shows the stat modifiers from the parents that determine the maxium stat caps of their children. I believe this chart provides a nice overview of several important factors, which can assist you in your final decision of what pair you should give that Partner seal to. Here is a quick recap of the inner workings of the Partner Seals: Partner Seals are used between two characters of the opposite sex that can support with eachother, (although there are two exceptions, Niles and Rhajat can have a same sex marriage with the Avatar) in order to gain the base class of the supporting unit in question, or a secondary class if the base class is already known to the supported unit. Special classes can not be gained in this way. (but you gain a secondary or tertiary class instead) In contrast to the Friendship Seal, the Partner seal works in both ways. This means that when unit A has a S support with unit B, unit B also has a S support with unit A. From most marriages one or possibly two children are born, with one base class and two classes that are inherited from each of the parents. The parents also determine the possible maximum stats the child can reach in each attribute. Special thanks to serenesforest.net for the information needed, and spriters-resource.com for the used sprites. I hope this chart will prove somewhat useful to you guys! I you would like to check out my previously made "Friendship Seal Chart", click here. With thunderous ambition, Masterthunderblade P.S. Feel free to point out the mistakes or errors I made, there is bound to be a copy-paste mistake somewhere or another kind of error. Fire Emblem Fates - Partner Seal Chart.pdf
  19. Hey everyone, The other day I was trying to figure out how exactly I wanted to use my Friendship Seals in the most optimal way possible... So I ended up doing a whole lot of research and decided to made a chart with all the characters, their possible A+ supports and the classes and skills they would gain from said supports. Since I thought it would be a waste to keep it to myself, I decided to share it with you all. Here is the result: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1EoYvI1FUNqaHhSd1pzUFJNSmc In addition to the gained classes and skills, I also listed the support bonuses that would be gained during battle. Keep in mind that for the Guard Stance bonuses, only the bonuses gained through support are listed and not the class and stats specific bonuses. Also, because the support bonuses of the children depend on the parents they are only partially listed. -> Only the inherited part of the father is set. (or the mother in case of Sigure or the male Kana) I think this chart provides a nice overview of several important factors, which can assist you in your final decision of who to give that seal to. Here is a quick recap of the inner workings of the Friendship Seals: Friendship Seals are used between two characters of the same sex that can support with eachother, in order to gain the base class of the supporting unit in question, or a secondary class if the base class is already known to the supported unit. Special classes can not be gained in this way. (but you gain a secondary or tertiary class instead) In contrast to the Partner Seal, the Friendship seal doesn't work in both ways. This means that Unit A can have an A+ support with B, but unit B can have an A+ support with another unit than A. The Avatar is special when it comes to Friendship Seals, since he can't gain an A+ support, but he can gain every unit's (of the same sex) base class instead. Because of this the avatar in not listed in the chart. Special thanks to serenesforest.net for the information needed, and spriters-resource.com for the used sprites. I hope this chart will prove somewhat useful to you guys! Update: My Partner Seal Chart is live now! Click here to see it. P.S. Feel free to point out the mistakes or errors I made, there is bound to be a copy-paste mistake somewhere. I also debated whether or not to post this chart under a new topic or in the "Topic of Marriage, Supports, and Children"-thread. I opted for a new one, let me know if was mistaken in my judgment. Fire Emblem Fates - Friendship Seal Chart.pdf
  20. Alrighty then... I am looking to create the ultimate Guard-Stance Support unit for SCIENCE and could use some advice, namely on which character and skill combination would be optimal. I am quite keen on taking advantage of Nohrian Trust, though I am aware that this limits the unit to supporting Avatar or Kana in order to make the most of the unit. So far I have in mind Kaze with Miraculous Save, Lethality, Astra and Aegis (as he can get these regardless of who he S-Supports via his own classes + friendship with Silas) with the last two skills undecided. Now on to the questions at hand... 1: Is there another character I am completely looking over that has a better leap-off point for making into this kind of unit? 2: Who would you guys recommend I marry Kaze / alternative character to grand the best pool of skills without completely gimping the child unit of said pairing? 3: Is it worth using up a skill slot on Replicate for this unit since they are going to be a support-bot anyway. I know that the lead of the Replica would also require Nhorian Trust to make the most of the support - but having 2x Support-bots for a single skill slot seems worth it and would also sidestep the admittedly small weakness of Replica's shared damage (as both units would be Supporting units).
  21. Some characters just rub you the wrong way at first, and you just think they're a simple joke or stereotype. But then they do or say something that makes you see them in a new light. Mine was Arthur. I thought he was the average superhero guy who sucks at his job. I still liked him no problem, but earlier today I was looking through his Support conversations in the Japanese version of the game, and was shocked to discover one of his talks with Effie. To summarize, he asked how was Effie a better retainer than him. She responded something akin to "because Elise was my friend before I was her retainer." The next conversation was a followup answer to Arthur's question, saying that he was "too fickle". He responded by saying that it's simply how he is; he helps people in need, not simply Elise. Effie responded with saying that kind of attitude is just fine. I thought he was doing it simply for the possible fame and accolation, but it was simply because of how much of a good person he is. From what I understand, they flanderized him in the official translation, which is unfortunate. But I'll always respect Arthur for the man he was supposed to be.
  22. So I'm a bit confused about something. It might be a spoiler, so consider that your warning. Lots of people mention Mikoto's letter to the Hoshidan royal children when Corrin gets an S Support with them as the way we find out they aren't actually related. It's a revelation, a secret finally revealed, and that's how it's treated. ...Except for one thing. In Corrin and Hinoka's B Support, Hinoka says Mikoto tried to talk her out of being a Sky Knight, referring to her as "your mother", as if it were common knowledge that Mikoto is only Corrin's mother. Corrin then says "Oh, she was worried even though you weren't related?", reaffirming the common knowledge point. My question is: was that mentioned at some point in the Birthright story? I don't remember it, yet they treat it as if it were already known. Why'd Nintendo call the Hoshidan siblings your brothers and sisters by blood in the advertising, and then just so casually mention the fact that that isn't true in that support?
  23. S- supports (spoilers)

    So i have one question...i have been hearing that platonic s-supports are back...is that true guys?
  24. Hi everyone! I've treaded on Serene's Forest for a long time, but I just recently made an account and will now make my first post! I need help with my Birthright pairings, I have confidence in some, while others I feel are just leftover characters matched together. Any type of criticism is welcome, as long as it is justified. So let's cut to the chase: MU(Male)xScarlet SakuraxHayato RyomaxKagerou AzuraxKaden SilasxHinoka TakumixOboro (this is where I have low confidence) JakobxOrochi SetsunaxHinata AzamaxHana SaizoxMozu Any and all help is greatly appreciated, and if you took time to look at this and critique it, thank you in advance!
  25. The Dragon's Gate Beckons

    The Dragon’s Gate Beckons Support C: A Lofty Introduction Erk: Well, here we are at the Dragon’s Gate, Serra… just like you said. Now remind me why you dragged me all the way over here again. Serra: It’s because you’re my escort, every noblewoman needs an escort and protector through this dark and treacherous world, you know? Erk: The world is fine now that Nergal has been defeated, everyone is calming down and peace has returned to the world. But that doesn’t explain to me why you dragged me away from my studies to go “escort” you when you could have just as easily come here yourself. Serra: Boo, you’re so cold. Don’t you want the honor of going sightseeing with such a cute girl at your right hand? And also, she is a noble, so there’s that perk as well. Besides, I introduced you to Lord Eliwood, and you never thanked me for that, so I am going to make you repay me for your ungratefulness! Erk: *Sigh* I admit, you did introduce me to Lord Eliwood. Nevertheless, you can’t force me to repay you for something like that! Your logic is truly astounding. Sorry, but I’d rather be studying my magic now, alone, in my room. Serra: Hey! Get back here! No way your getting out of it now! We are going through the gate together!! Erk: What?! You’re crazy, woman! The realm of the dragons lies beyond there! Serra: True, but we will never know unless we try! ….Plus, I feel like this thing is calling out to me… Now, come on! Loyal servants first! Erk: Oh, Saint Elimine, have mercy… Wait. You say something…? Serra: … Support B: Land of the Unknown Serra: …Erk? Erk: Yes? Serra: I’m not sure how to say this but, I feel a connection with that gate somehow- like someone is calling out to me. I’m scared but I want to go see what lies beyond. Erk: Hmm… Serra: I want you to know that I chose you, not Oswin or Lord Hector but you. You are the studious mage after all, consider this trip a field study if you will. I am a member of House Ostia, so you’d better listen to my orders… it’s coming from me directly. Erk: …Alright, I shall guard you, Serra. I’ll use my knowledge to protect you then. I’m nowhere near as masterful as Lord Pent, but I’ll do my best. This way, I can further my studies. Serra: Thanks, Erk. I knew I could count on you… Shall we go through then? Erk: Yes, lets. Erk and Serra: …….. (Passes through the gate) Serra: Ahh! We’re falling!! Erk: Serra! I’ll hold you on top! Serra: Erk! Be careful! Erk: Urghaa!! Serra: *Pants heavily* Erk! Errrk! Are you okay!? Please be okay- Maribelle: Hey, Chrom. I think I heard a voice from the forest over there. Let’s proceed with caution. Serra: -Come on! Wake up! Maribelle: Oh gods! Someone is down! Chrom: Everything will be alright. I’ll carry your friend back to HQ. Maribelle? Could you patch him up before we take him back? Maribelle: Sure, darling. Serra: I’ve only got you to trust at the moment… Support A: The Meeting with Royalty Chrom: Well, here we are at Ylisses’ very own Shepherds’ Barracks. You may rest up here as long as you see fit. Maribelle: I’ll go fix a bed for your friend. Serra: Thank you so much you two… I don’t know what I’d do without you… I don’t even know where I am! *sniff* Maribelle: Aww, don’t cry. We’ll take good care of you, don’t you worry. In fact, you look a lot like my darling Lissa, so I’ll take especially good care of a delicate flower like you! Chrom: *Ahem!* Maribelle: Oh! Sorry for my rash behavior. Don’t know what came over me… Chrom: Right… Serra: …. Erk: Urgh… Ahhh… Serra: Erk! You’re awake! Chrom: There are better places to take a nap than on the ground, you know. Maribelle: By the gods, Chrom! Do you have to introduce yourself like this to EVERYONE!? Chrom: It’s only the second person, I don’t see a problem, and Robin was just lying there! He also had amnesia. Maribelle: Right, play the amnesia card on me again, you buffoon… Erk: …This place sure is lively. Oh, Serra! Good to see we weren’t separated. Serra: Hello, Erk. Glad to see you’re OK! These wonderful people carried you over to their barracks and are letting us stay here as long as we want. I hope we are not imposing… Maribelle: Oh, not at all! If you ever want someone to talk to, I’m here. Erk: Thanks for the hospitality. Chrom: Well, I got to get back to my duties. I’ll check back on you lat- Frederick: Milord, I have concocted a brilliant idea to raise morale within our ranks. You see, I had an artisan create posters of you for the new recruits, you have a scale in one hand and a sword in the other but I’m sure the main focus here will be seeing you buck naked! Chrom: HUHH!? F-Frederick! You better not follow through with this! Frederick: Too late. The deed is done. It’s in everyone’s tent as we speak. Chrom: By the gods, Frederick…! I HAVE to get rid of those posters before people see them, or else I’ll be made a mockery as the Shepherds’ leader! Frederick: Hahaha! All is for milord. Now if you’ll excuse me, Lady Maribelle, I am going to make way of some rocks in preparation to our march tomorrow. Maribelle: So that’s why he has a pebble fixation… Well, anyway, I guess I should leave you be for now and let you relax. Toodles! Serra: Wait! Maribelle! Maribelle: Yes? Serra: You have a certain aura about you. Are you… royalty? Maribelle: My, if the parasol didn’t give it away, then yes. I am Maribelle, a noblewoman of Ylisse! Pleasure to make your acquaintance darlings. Erk: I’m Erk, I’m learning magic under my Lord Pent in Etruria. Serra: And I’m Serra, a noblewoman of an Etrurian count’s family! Maribelle: Hang on, you say you’re from Etruria? Both of you? Serra: Yes. Erk: That’s right. Mariabelle: That name exists in our history records only. Then you guys are otherworldly fighters from the Outrealms, no less! The warriors of legend! Serra: Outrealms? All we did was enter through the Dragon’s Gate, soon afterwards we fell from the sky and Erk passed out when we landed. Maribelle: Time travel. This has been the case ever since they have arrived. Chrom has also been recruiting strange warriors as of these last handful of weeks since their arrival as well. Erk: Whose arrival? Maribelle: Risen. Detestable, grotesque creatures of the undead. Serra: Eww! You mean, undead bugs!? As in, INSECTS?! Creepy crawlers of the night?! Erk: No, Serra, she means zummies. Maribelle: Not quite. Zombies, dead people who risen from the dead. Serra: Suddenly, that’s not as bad… Anyway, to change the subject from bugs, can I talk to you Maribelle, you know, noble to noble? Maribelle: Sure. We can go to my tent if you like. Serra: Yeah, that’ll be good. I trust you’ll be fine Erk? Erk: Yeah, I got a tome with me. I can study while you are out. Serra: Ok, be safe my protector, I’ll need you later! Support S: Life in a New Light Maribelle: Ah. Here we are. My humble abode. Serra: Small, but nice. Maribelle: What do you want to talk about? Serra: Well, I want to know how to act more like a noble, since you are one yourself maybe I could get some advice. You know, how do I get loyal vassals to obey my every command! I always force Erk to escort me everywhere so I got that part down but I feel like his loyalty lies with that Priscilla girl, a troubador, instead of me. How do I get him to like me? Maribelle: Hmmm, rambunctious indeed. Perhaps if you would tone that down slightly and do more good deeds like charity work, volunteer for something like a local event, learn proper etiquette, table manners and the like. He then would have eyes all on you. Serra: I see… Haha! Watch yourself, Erk! I am ready to call you my loyal vassal even if it kills me! Maribelle: Gods, how did you become like this anyway? Didn’t your parents ever teach you the first thing about nobility, which is elegance? Serra: …. No…. I never met my parents. In fact, my parents put me in a convent when I was very little. It was a poor one, we were always short on food, we didn’t have warm blankets, the winters were cold with no wood for the fire. I-I was fine, really! I figured things would only get better! It was just a matter of time….. Maribelle: …Oh, darling… Serra: …So, I… I know, someday, that we will have a big reunion over in Lycia! My parents will welcome me back with arms wider than their reach! I just know it… Maribelle: …Serra, I’m so sorry. I didn’t mean to say such things… But I believe you. One day you’ll reunite with your family and have a big feast all in your name! You got to keep searching and praying for this day to come! Trust me. Serra: *Sniff* …Okay... Maribelle: (Too bad that she ended up like this, she’s got potential to be a great noble, but saying she’s a noble and never had met her family tends to make me believe it was a manner of coping with the dire situation she was in at the convent. So she may not be a noble by blood at all but merely acting as what she believes is one…. Truly a sad tale that came upon me today…) You need anything, Serra, my dear? Serra: No, I’m fine. I’ll head back to Erk. I need to tell him about my past if he is to become my vassal, after all. Maribelle: Well, I don’t want you to go to bed feeling all down in the dumps, so let me offer you some tea. It’s the least I could do. Serra: No, I’m fine, really. Thank you, though. I’ll be okay. Maribelle: I hate to see someone decline an offer of tea so it’s probably not my place to cheer you up. Well, I’ll go leave you two be for the night. Let me show you your own tent so the night is not awkward. Serra: Thanks. I’ll toss in for the night after I go talk to Erk. Good night Maribelle. Maribelle: Good night, darling. May the gods bless you. ………. Serra: Hey, Erk? How’s it going? Is my knight in shining armor feeling better? Erk: You keep flattering me, why? Serra: Because I need to know if my loyal vassal is doing okay! I only got one of you after all. Erk: That’s not it, something is troubling you. You can tell me. Serra: Okay, yeah…I told Maribelle so now is the time to tell you. You see I was raised--- Erk: ….I see…. The thing I don’t get is, why tell me? Serra: How could you be so inhuman about my painful past? Erk: Because I don’t care about your past, I know how you are now. You may actually be of royal descent and you even have a place in House Ostia so you may as well be a noble to from the get-go. So, my point is, you are a noble, you just had to go through a traumatic childhood to get the title. I actually envy you. Serra: Erk… Erk: About becoming your loyal vassal; I’ll do it from time to time. But when all I want is to study, then please let me study. Heck, I’d loved to be walking around with a cute noble if you ask me. Serra: Erk…. I don’t know what to say… Except, thank you for putting my mind at ease. Erk: My duty has been served. Now go get some sleep, you’re going to need the rest for tomorrow when we return to Elibe. I should be fine, so we’ll find a way to return. Serra: So soon? But we just met Maribelle. Erk: Yes, but, this is a military base- they will ask us to join their ranks for their mission. We have our own world to attend to and we don’t know what lies ahead of us if we decide to stay and help here. It’s better to take care of what we know before jumping into something completely blind, you know? We don’t have purpose fighting here. We can thank them accordingly, but we got to do what needs to be done. Serra:…Makes sense. We should say our farewells before we return to Elibe. Good night, my escort. Erk: …Good night, Serra. Epilogue: A Time for Farewells Maribelle: Ah, morning. Today is the day we go march into Plegia and steal back the Fire Emblem to perform the Awakening on Mount Prism. That Validar is one uncouth, underhanded scoundrel- worse than Gangrel if you ask me. Well, it doesn’t hurt to ask Erk and Serra to come join us- we need all the protection and manpower we can get. (Approaches them on the field) Ah! There you are! And Erk, you seem to be bright-eyed and bushy-tailed today! Nice to see you made a full recovery. Erk: Your help and hospitality has been much appreciated. Thanks for the help. Maribelle: Oh, it‘s been my pleasure. So, I have a proposal to make- would you two like to become new recruits for Chrom’s Shepherds? I asked Chrom himself if I would do the honors, of course, you can refuse, no hard feelings. Serra: You mean, he can’t ask us himself? Maribelle: Afraid not. He is too embarrassed from those posters to even talk to potential new recruits. It’s quite cute actually. Erk: Hahaha. We would be delighted, but we have our own affairs to be taken account of. Our duty lies over in Elibe to maintain the balance over in our- once again- peaceful land. We can’t abandon it. Serra: Sorry we can’t help you out Maribelle. But, again, thanks for all you’ve done for us. Maribelle: Darling, it was fun. I should be thanking you for clearing my mind full of worry for today’s march into enemy territory. You both filled me with optimism just by our meeting. Serra: Quick question. You say that Chrom has been recruiting “strange warriors” recently, right? So, where do they go if they don’t accept to join you? Maribelle: Back into the Outrealm Gate. It’s not far from here actually, just a few hours trek down south. Erk: Acknowledged. Welp, this is where we part ways. Thanks again for all your help Maribelle. And may Saint Elimine bless you. Serra: Good-bye Maribelle! Thank you so much for helping me realize my true status in life! I’ll never forget you! (Erk and Serra wave good-bye and finally turns and walks away) Maribelle: Man, I always hated good-byes… may the gods bless you, you two.