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  1. Robin as Myrmidon

    I tried a run where i reclassed instantly robin as myrmidon, and if you want my opinion, it wasnt that bad! He is still a myrmidon, im planning on making him a sword master. Tell me what you think! (and maybe let him marry WHO and WHY) DONT SAY TO ME TO CHANGE CLASS XD
  2. A Summoning Song

    Okay so I have no idea where to put this little piece, so sorry in advance, but I thought I'd post here because it is Heroes related and of course a spot of fun. So for those of you who are looking for specific heroes here's a little song for you. Feel free to sub with the hero you're after: We're summoning heroes, we're summoning heroes toni-ight, hope you get what you're summoning for, I just want regular Lucina~ If I had a thousand dollars to spend, it'd make getting them heroes a breeze~! Too bad I'm mostly free to play~ Too bad I don't have the luck~ To bad I just got another repeat~ (Damn it I just want regular Lucina for fucks sake game!) Too bad I just ran out of orbs~ (ugh now I have to throw money in again...) We're summoning heroes, we're sum-moning hero-oes toni-ight, hope you get what you're summoning for, I just want regular Lucina~ We're summoning heroes, we're sum-moning hero-oes toni-ight, hope you get what you're summoning for, I just want regular Lucina~ If I could hack the game I would and that'd make getting Lucy a breeze~ Too bad IS won't allow it~ I wonder how much longer she'll take, surely just one more red orb...(Oh no there's no red orbs this time damn it!) We're summoning heroes, we're sum-moning hero-oes toni-ight, hope you get what you're summoning for, I just want regular Lucinaaaa...
  3. Please do not use this thread to speculate on whether a character will get into Smash or not. That is a discussion for one of the other threads. This is merely a hypothetical for if every FE character in Smash returns. So, as we know, since Melee, Marth and Roy have been limited to speaking in Japanese in the Smash games for three installments. In addition, Ike has been voiced by Jason Adkins for all his appearances, Lucina was played by Laura Bailey, and Lyn has been voiced by Lani Minella. However, things have changed VA-wise for these characters. Marth, starting in Codename Steam and more prevalently in Warriors, has recently been voiced by the likes of Yuri Lowenthal. Roy has gotten Ray Chase (who was a fan of Roy even in the Melee days) in Heroes, his only English-voiced appearance, Lyn now has been voiced by the likes of Wendee Lee, and Lucina and Ike both have gotten new VAs in the form of Alexis Tipton and Greg Chun, both of them presumably due to some legal stuff (I'm guessing). With this in mind, do you think that, in the hypothetical situation that all these characters return, they will have their VA work updated for the next Smash? Personally, I think at least Marth and Roy will get their English voice actors. I feel like while some will argue tradition to avoid giving them English voice acting, there will just be a Japanese voice pack and we'll get them in both languages. I'm guessing Lucina and Ike may keep their voices unless new voice lines need to be recorded or they have to, but Lyn likely will have a new voice recorded since her old voice isn't really fitting much.
  4. Lucina, Brave Princess

    Lucina, Brave Princess "Our bond... gives me strength!" This quote from Brave Lucina say's a lot about her functionality actually. She provides offensive support to other units when she's within 2 spaces of them, and in return their ability to deal with Lucina's threats allows Lucina to fight against units that perfectly get countered by her. That isn't to say Lucina can't do a lot on her own though. She's still a pretty amazing and speedy lancer. Level 40 Stats: HP: 38/41/44 Atk: 31/34/37 Spd: 33/36/39 Def: 24/27/31 Res: 16/19/22 BST: 157~158 Skills: Weapon: Silver Lance > Geirskogul Assist: - Special: Sol > Aether A: Armored Blow 1 > Sturdy Blow 2 B: - C: Drive Spd 2 Movement: Infantry - Access to Infantry Pulse, Wrath, Steady Breath ...etc. Full Drive (Sumia's Daugther) All About the Lance (Cordelia's Sully's Daugther) Hybrid Builds - Hybrid builds are pretty much mix and matching of offensive builds (minus the Slaying Lance) with support builds that involve the use of Geirskogul as that is Lucina's main trade-off when it comes to providing support.
  5. Best and Worst Lords.

    I believe the best lord in my opinion is Lucina, and Kris is the worst. (I counted the avatars as Lords, because they are relevant to the story and they can't die, or you lose.) Image Below indicates my favorite and least favorite lords.
  6. Pairing all 3 Protagonists.

    The Avatar (Robin.) Can marry anyone, so comment on who your avatar married.
  7. Some highlights: As previously surmised, M!Robin and F!Robin's combat intro are exactly the same. M!Robin shows off his C5, but the finisher is actually different this time. Instead of a big lightning ball, he conjures pillars of light to strike the ground instead. Though, it could be his C6. Frederick's Axe glows with a green light during his finishing blow in his Musou ttack. Due to that, it's highly likely that his element is Wind. Robin's critical hit is shown during Female Robin's segment: lots of fire explosions before a flare of light. What appears to be Lissa's Awakening Musou is shown. So... for known elemental users: Fire: Camilla Thunder: Chrom, Lissa, Lucina, Ryoma Wind: Frederick, Takumi Light: Rowan, Lianna, Marth, Cordelia, Hinoka Dark: Corrin, Xander All: Robin, Leo, Elise EDIT: Added Ryoma to the known elemental users list. The pillars of light that Robin does is also most likely his C6.
  8. CYL TV Spot?

    Wow, I mean wow Apparently this mobile is successful that they can advertise by television. That's nuts!
  9. CYL was supposed to be in summer so they're cutting it pretty close. Also, looks like IS really was trying to bait all our Orbs away before this hit :P As naive as it is to believe this, I wish we could get at least one of these Heroes for free Link:
  10. A friend of mine runs a podcast called Monkey Broadcast. It's latest episode features a spoiler free review of Echoes, so be sure to check it out at your leisure as any he would appreciate support or feedback you could give him. At 1:02:10 his co-host, SvenTheCrusader, starts a discussion on the Dungeons and Dragons based web series Critical Role, run by Matt Mercer, the voice of Chrom, and starring other FE VAs such as Laura Bailey, Sam Riegel, Travis Willingham and Liam O'Brien:
  11. Basically, this. When I got Awakening I pronounced it "Fall-key-on", but Rey in his LP of the game pronounced it as "Fall-shee-on". In Japanese it's "Farushion", but things get adapted, so... "Fall-shee-on" feel so weird to me, but I actually believe it's the right one. I thought it had to do with birds (an adaptation of "falcon", of course), but it's probably wrong as it's linked to dragons instead.
  12. The Shadow Tactician: To Challenge Fate

    Feedback Thread is here: Chapter I: Arrival in the Past We all know the basic story. Prince Chrom found the ex-Tactician of Plegia Lady Robin who was doing her best in fleeing from the Grimleal who at that point in time were beginning to prepare for the rise of Grima, the Fell Dragon although the reasons are not clear as to why she suddenly made to leave her home country and turn her back on the cult that she had significant ties to. What was clear was that she carried warning of a war that the Ylisseans were ill prepared for. However not everyone believed her and it took the death of the exalt to make them see her words were true. Even then some had believed the woman a spy until Prince Chrom revealed that she had been the one to save his life...she was the one that was behind the dramatic rescue of the Duke of Themis' daughter Maribelle and other tactical victories for Ylisse that they would not have had if Robin had not helped them. The fact that she had essentially been branded a traitor by King Gangrel on the battle field was enough to convince the council of her intentions. Although why in the same token she had chosen to turn her back on her people remained a mystery. However the assistance that she gave Prince Chrom and House Ylisse was more than enough in the eyes of some. When she gave birth to a small boy it had been quite a shock, as no one had known that she was carrying, let alone that she was with child as she some how was able to keep it from everyone. Even so she still continued to be an asset to House Ylisse to the best of her abilities. She named the tiny boy Caleb and made quite certain that he was trained to be her successor clearly. Everyone wondered why she insisted on training the boy in battle tactics and strategy. Most people didn't know about what Robin was actually planning, she knew that Grima needed a vessel in order to enter the physical world; it would be up to Caleb to complete the task she had undertaken should the worst come to pass and she was killed. She hadn't said it to him directly; rather she had been avoiding it as much as possible as she didn't want to face the reality of what was to come. She would not be able to stop the Grimleal...only her son could, he had the heart of Grima; the mark on his right hand was proof of that. He was what the Grimleal had been praying for and Robin didn't want that for her son. She wanted him to live in a world that was not tainted by the Grimleal's ideals, she wanted to give him a future of his own choosing; to see the world with an open mind and free soul. Robin knew however that it wasn't that easy. She'd gone to Libra, a priest of Naga in desperation to save the boy. Libra had been shocked by what Robin was asking of him, but he realised that Robin was being serious. Even with the help of Naga the curse of Grima remained. She'd never told Caleb of course. She didn't want him to have that burden to bare. However Robin felt it was best to take the fight to the boy's absolute nut case of a father. Validar's name sent chills down Robin's spine even though it had been almost fifteen years since they'd seen one another. Robin's plan was to end the man's life in the hopes that it would stop the Grimleal from trying to resurrect Grima. Even so, the fact of the matter was that despite everything that the young woman had done it was all undone the moment the Fell Dragon awakened. She had been blind-sided by the fact that the Grimleal already had a vessel and that vessel had been waiting for them to come. She and Prince Chrom were both killed, and in that moment the young Caleb experienced a head ache like no other. He had known that his mother had been killed, although how he knew was a different matter all together. No one believed him and it wasn't until Lady Maribelle struggled back to the palace with the Falchion injured to the point that healers knew she wouldn't be able to live much longer that they realised the boy might have actually known what happened. It was only as Maribelle told them the horrific news that the people looked at Caleb with a sense of pity. Ylisse's Grandmaster was dead as well as the Exalt. Both were killed by a hooded figure who Maribelle had never seen before and she had not been able to see the face of her husband's killer. It was shocking enough to see the figure kill Chrom without so much as flinching, but the death that was reserved for Robin was truly horrific. The woman wasn't just killed according to Maribelle; she was slaughtered, body ripped apart limb from limb while she was still alive and screaming... Caleb yawned as he struggled to get warm in the cold night air. The fact that he was awake even though it was cold was a miracle as he'd expected to have frozen to death by now, especially since there was nothing left to burn, save for some tomes, but those were needed in combat. It helped though that there was a young blue haired woman resting against his side in an effort to keep herself warm as well. Caleb had put the coat that his mother had given him years ago over her lithe frame in the hope that it would shield her from the bitterly cold wind that was cutting though their camp. Grima was to blame for everything that had happened. If not for that damnable dragon Caleb would have been able to have his mother and hear the wisdom her kindness provided. He wouldn't have felt so afraid with her voice to guide him. He looked over his sleeping companion. She'd been through so much that it didn't surprise him that she had nightmares, as he often had nightmares himself especially after what had happened when Grima came to destroy Ylisstol, both of them running for their very lives while Lissa bought them the time they all needed to escape. Even now Lissa's death troubled the young man. To see her be burnt like that...it upset him greatly. He frowned as he looked at his sleeping companion. She wasn't just his companion, she was Caleb's closest friend and it pained him to see her sleeping so uneasily and knowing that there was little that he could do to change the situation for her. He could see the pain on her face as the nightmares haunted her and it hurt. He didn't move but knew that it was almost time to change the watch. The young man sighed as he looked over the darkness slowly greying to a dull half-light that had been their entire world ever since Grima had been awakened. Sprawled beyond him were the others of their travelling group, shielded by Minerva, Gerome's wyvern. Caleb could see that Gerome was starting to stir, and knew that it would be a matter of time before the rest of the group stirred. His companion seemed to sense that it was time to wake as he felt her move. The journey that they had to make was far from an easy one. As the children had all but one of the gemstones needed to perform the awakening of Naga, they were told by the divine dragon that they couldn't stop Grima in their world. She told them that their only hope was to go back in time to prevent the Fell Dragon awakening. It was decided that they would have to avoid their parents entirely as they didn't want to force their parents to get together for their sakes; Caleb felt it wasn't the right thing to do as he was certain that they would easily become compromised unless they told the truth to Chrom and the elder shepherds of the past. They seemed to know though that things would change for better or worse once they crossed that line of time. Caleb followed Lucina as closely as possible, having heard Naga tell them that they could very well end up as much as twenty or more years ahead of Grima's awakening. Caleb was running as everyone tried to get ahead of Grima's risen that were following them. Caleb even managed to create a barrier that didn't last as long as he'd hoped. All the same they had to run...they had to get moving... The world that Caleb stepped into was a far cry from the world that he'd left. True there was fire, but this seemed to be rather pale compared to the destructive fire that Grima had made. It was more or less a fire that Caleb was scared of yes, but not terrified by. Close before him was Lucina and he raced to get towards his friend, “Marth!” He cried running forwards as “Marth” was holding back the axe from a risen that was threatening a very familiar figure. Caleb let out a loud battle cry and ran forwards, “Thoron!” the risen turned to see what had made that noise and as it did so it was hit by a blast of powerful magic. Caleb hastened forward and panted, “Lord Marth are you alright?!” Lucina looked at him briefly before realising that Caleb was using their code name for her. She responded with as masculine a voice as she could muster, “I am fine thanks to you Kris.” “I'm just relieved that I made it in time.” Caleb replied then he turn his attention to the figure whom Lucina had been protecting, “Are you alright, Milady?” he asked gently, “Uh...yeah...I'm fine...” the youthful cleric responded shakily, “That was quite an entrance.” Caleb turned to the sound of a voice that he missed so much that he almost felt like crying. The man that walked towards them was the man whom Caleb respected the most out of all the male shepherds; Chrom. Even though Caleb was a young man now Chrom still held the height advantage. A rueful grin hit Caleb's face, he sure was glad to see Chrom. Chrom looked at the two strangers that had saved his sister, Lissa. One wore blue clothing akin to what the Hero King Marth would have worn, the other had his face hidden by what was clearly a Plegian coat. The man under the coat seemed to be smiling at them then that smile faded, “Lord Marth,” He said turning to his companion, “There are more of them in the forest, what should we do?” The masked man appeared to frown in response, “Do you have a strategy Kris?” The masked man's voice sounded a lot higher than the hooded one's did. Perhaps the one with the mask was the younger of the pair, of course in that moment there was a thunder of hooves as two figures raced to join them, “Frederick! Robin!” Lissa cried suddenly and Chrom realised that he needed to talk to his new tactician, right away. Caleb watched as his mother took in the risen that had appeared, “Chrom, Frederick I want the pair of you to stay up front,” She said rapidly assessing the situation, “Lissa I need you to stay with Chrom to heal any injuries he might get...” Robin turned then to look at Caleb and he got the feeling that she was trying to assess him. He however felt Lucina grip his arm, “We'll take care of the creatures to the north,” Caleb spoke, “We'll leave this group to you.” Robin blinked taken aback by the young man's voice, “Very well.” was all she said before the pair raced off to the north. Caleb and Lucina easily cleared out the risen in the north. Caleb worked well with Lucina and the pair quickly over powered the beasts. They arrived to see if Robin's group needed any help and Lucina made no move to speak. Caleb looked at them and felt a pang in his chest. Here was his mother...but not his mother in the same token. She was younger for a start, her hair was a short bob with her fringe resting over her left eye that she'd lost escaping from Validar the first time, the coat that she wore didn't have as much wear, she seemed less experienced...Caleb halted his thoughts when he looked at her remaining eye. She was frowning at them, and Caleb recognised that particular expression. She was trying to read them, “It seems that we have vanquished the last of the creatures.” Frederick spoke waking Caleb out of his revere, “We have finished with them as well.” Caleb said, looking towards Lucina for guidance, she gave a brief nod, “Then it seems that we have slain them all.” The knight said, “Um, I never got to thank you two...for before...” Lissa hesitated slightly, still shaken from what had transpired, Caleb felt a stab of sympathy for her but did his best to keep his face straight, “So...thank you, you were both very brave.” Caleb saw Lucina's mouth twitch and he knew that she was relieved that her aunt was fine, “I want to thank you both for saving my sister's life, I'm Chrom. Might I ask what your names are?” Chrom asked, “You may call me Marth and my companion here Kris.” Lucina responded speaking for the first time, “Marth?” Chrom said looking at Lucina then to Caleb with a slightly confused expression crossing his face, “After the heroic king of old? You both certainly fought well, where did you learn to fight like that?” “I'm not here to talk about us,” Lucina said sternly, “This world is teetering on the brink of a horrific calamity. What you saw tonight was just a prelude, you have been warned...” Lucina turned to leave and Caleb hastened to follow her. They didn't speak for a good hour as they had a lot of ground to cover, “Lucy,” Caleb said softly, “Where to next?” He asked, “We need to find the others,” She said suddenly, “Do you think that they made it Caleb?” “I'm sure that they did,” He said calmly, “And we'll just have to do what we can in the meantime.” “Right,” She sighed, “To Regna Ferox to save the champion Lon'qu.” Caleb nodded and spoke, “We'll need some supplies, but that shouldn't be too much of a challenge.” Lucina nodded, “Alright then let's go!” And Caleb held onto the hope that they would actually make the future change. He would have to make sure that he did his best to assist Lucina in her task. He had to.
  13. Hello all I have decided to post a fan-fiction called The Shadow Tactician: To Challenge Fate and would welcome constructive feedback where possible please. (Obviously I have finally come up with a title ) References for Chapter 1: References for Chapter 2: References for Chapter 3: References for Chapter 4:
  14. Masked Marth

    Happy Sunday to the forest. Simple, straightforward question: what do we know about Masked Marth? Will She have a dedicated banner? Will we have a Grand Hero Battle? Grand Hero Fest and Mage banner, yes, they are important but despite everything i have a decent amount of 5 star heroes despite being almost F2P (i spent 15 bucks on the game). So, personally speaking i just need other heroes for collecting purposes. But after that, i have all i need: got Ike, Tiki, Odin. Those are the units i do love. But there is one unit i do want, one unit. It's Lucina. So, if you have any info about the summon, share with us (and with me) all you know about the new hero.
  15. To start, I'd like to apologize if this is a question that has already been asked, as well as answered, however I did not find one, so I decided to make it myself. Basically, once you tapped an Amiibo Unit 3 times, you can tap them a 4th time to get them to help around the castle. Additionally, if they appear in your Accessory Shop or Armory Shop, they will sell the special gifts (In the Accessory Shop) that you were originally offered when tapping the Amiibo's the first couple times, as well as "Mock Weapons" or "Replica's" of their Legendary equipment (In the Armory Shop) that any Unit can wield. My issue is that I do not have the money to buy any of the Amiibo, but I want to acquire said weapons. I would like to know if I visited someone else's castle if I would be able to purchase the "Mock Weapons" from their Armory, assuming that an Amiibo unit is running the shop. If so, I would like to request My Castle Address' so that I can visit your castle and purchase them. If you'd like, I can give you an accessory of your choice. If I somehow still don't have said accessory you want, I'll just give you a random one. Thank you for your time. <3 tl;dr: Does anyone know if I can buy "Mock Weapons" from other Castles? Could I please get a Castle Address that has Amiibo Units if you can? I can send you an accessory in exchange, of your choosing, if you'd like. <3 Thanks. PS: My 3DS is not hacked, so I can't use a mod to force unlock Amiibo Units either, so this is basically my only option as I don't trust myself enough to try modding it.
  16. Clearly one of the reason why Awakening is so popular is because there are a lot of fan favored characters. But among these characters one particular stand out, of course I am talking about Lucina. Seeing the success of Lucina, they tried again with Azura in Fates. This time they pushed for her more. While she is a popular character she is nowhere near the juggernaut that is Lucina. If they wanna do it again, what could IS done for the people that disliked Lucina to like the Switch FE's "Lucina"? Or do you dislike IS for having bias for these characters and pushing these characters down to you? Edit: I should clarified, what I meant to create another "Lucina" is: 1- Created to be universal appealing 2- Prominent in the story/Leading character status 3- Pushed by IS
  17. Just felt like sharing Miis based on Lucina, Alfonse, and Veronica since Miitomo released character costumes of those 3 characters (in addition to other Fire Emblem Heroes-related clothes for Miis) in Miitomo. Costumes not included. :P Lucina Alfonse Veronica
  18. Hard Mode Tips?

    So I'm thinking of going and doing a hard mode run of FEA and would like to know if there are some basic tips that should help me get through without anyone dying. The plan is to try and actually finish the game on hard mode, although I am not too sure where to start. I would assume that this would be more than a significant challenge for me (I'm not that great at Fire Emblem in general) so practical help would be appreciated greatly. I would assume that this is the point where it would be pointless to pick up Donnel, even though it is tempting to get Donnel!Kjelle.
  19. Issue with skill cap statues

    I don't know if this is just my game personally but I've noticed that no matter how much I increase the skill cap with statues, my amiibos skill cap doesn't go up. However, any other statues will increase other stat caps. Anybody else having this happen?
  20. Most Used Unit

    So who was the most used unit for you?
  21. Fire Emblem Plushies

    Hello! It's my first time posting (I usually lurk) and I recently made some Fire Emblem Awakening Plushies for my etsy store. I made Chrom and Lucina (and have a half finished Chrom!Morgan and Robin) and am interested to see other people's creations! Who are your favourite characters you'd want to see in plushie form? I think from Fates I'd like to maybe make a Keaton in the future, though I suppose his ears and tail would pose a challenge at first!
  22. Something I've noticed...I scanned them in the fourth time, and all of them had the Armory Shield equipped so I could have them work in the armory. I scanned Lucina last...and what I noticed was that she was in both armories...Dawn AND Dusk, in Revelations. Secondly, after multiple battles, the Amiibo never showed up again, in the armory or otherwise. And then I tried rescanning them in...at least, Marth. By this point, I had removed the accessory, and he was working another shop. It seems that the Amiibo only work in a shop ONCE after you've scanned them in, and, in order to get them to start working again, you need to re-scan that Amiibo. Does anyone else know if this is the case?
  23. Stat Calculation Help...

    I know that I have seen a post like this some where, however I am no good at math and the formula has practically left me in the dust like formulae often do. Can anyone help me work out what our lovely Lucina's stats will be? Any and all help appreciated! Chloey's current stats pre chapter 12: 78 HP| 29 Str| 31 Mag| 34 Skl| 34 Spd| 35 Lck| 42 Def| 32 Res Chrom's current stats pre chapter 12: 80 HP| 44 Str| 7 Mag| 41 Skill| 42 Spd| 46 Lck| 41 Def| 27 Res Chrom is capped in all but Res and Magic and Chloey is capped in strength. Chloey's asset is defence and her flaw is luck if that will help to work out her base stats Again thanks for helping ~TSC
  24. Kinslaying: A FE 13 Fanfic

    First Posted on FF.net several months ago, I thought perhaps I should've put this here a long time ago to perhaps get some feedback from the lovely folks of Serenes Forest. There's another chapter in the works but here's chapter one for you viewing (dis)pleasure. Anyway.... um.... Yeah, here it is! Was this really the right thing to do? Would it really save the future and her father? Lucina couldn’t very well know the answer to these questions as she followed behind Robin with as much stealth as she could muster. She didn’t know where the tactician was going, but she knew that the time to strike would have to be soon. After the revelation that Robin could be controlled by Validar came to light it seemed as though the final missing pieces of the puzzle had arranged themselves in her mind. Her father was killed one of his best friends while trying to stop the awakening of Grima at the Dragon’s Table, and one of his closest companions was undoubtedly Uncle Robin. All throughout her life, Lucina couldn’t imagine how anyone of her father’s comrades in arms could betray and kill her father. Over the past few months, she’d fought beside all the men and women of the old generation of Shepherds and grew to see their strengths, their weaknesses, their laughing, and crying, their sorrow, and their joy. Even the most unsavory members of their company had their charms and bonds within their group. So it only stood to reason that the only way her father could be killed by someone in his close circle of friends would be through means outside of that person’s control. This new information of Validar being able to control her uncle simply was too logical to ignore. With that power, the King of Plegia could force the Shepherd’s tactician to cut her father down or spear him with magic, and knowing her father he would hesitate too much to strike down a friend like that. His trust and concern for others were some of his greatest strengths and weaknesses. A lot of that nature rubbed off on her, but Lucina had grown up in a future devoid of hope and peace. A future where part of her heart had to be hardened to survive as a leader of the last remnants of humanity. It was this hardened part of her heart that led her to make this decision. She would kill Robin, the tactician of Ylisse, the Grandmaster of the Army, and the father of her cousins. How would she face everyone after she made this choice, how could she bare to look upon the faces of her comrades, her friends, her family after she proceeded with this course of action? She did not know, but she would face it all, all the anger, the grief, and the punishment if only to afford them a chance for a better future. To save her father and the entire world she would kill her father and mother’s friend, Auntie Lissa’s husband, Cynthia’s uncle, and Morgan and Owain’s father. It would be all for them and the others, and they would never forgive her for it. That was okay, she tried to tell herself as she watched Robin stop in an open field dotted with a few cherry trees, apparently to look out on the sunset. She would bear it, no matter how much she would hate herself and find the deserved judgment of others waiting for her. She would be marked a kinslayer, a murder, the slayer of a man who’d done nothing wrong except for being born a pawn of a fanatic cult. Lucina walked silently behind her Uncle, drawing her sword with little to no noise as she prepared to strike. She would make it quick, he wouldn’t feel a thing. She tried to reassure herself with this line of thought. She couldn’t be discovered, Lucina told herself as she got closer and closer. If he knew she was there Validar might choose that moment to take control and kill her before she could stop him. That was why she couldn’t look the man in his eyes as she made ready to strike him down, face him and tell him why he would have to die without his family and loved ones around him. She would give herself one more chance to make either decision, to do this or not. She quickly sprung from her hiding place and charged. With a strong blow to the head from the pommel of Falchion, Lucina knocked the tactician unconscious. He had never even known she was there, and she could’ve killed him without him even knowing what was happening. Why did she not end it all right there? She’d set out after Robin with the intention to strike him down and prevent the horrors of her future from occurring. It was a simple calculation as Laurent would say, what is the life of one man against the world? Of course Laurent would probably never approve of this course of action, Lucina would be hard-pressed to think of anyone who would. As she stood poised to strike, her sword at the ready, Lucina found herself hesitating. The blade was in her hand, the man who would become an instrument of destruction upon the world of her future defenseless. She might be able to end this and keep hope alive for this timeline. But he hadn’t done anything wrong, not yet. And as a wise man once said: “the punishment comes after the crime, not before”. This action might be prudent, but how could it be just? She’d grown up in a world without justice, without safety, without peace. Would it be justice though to deprive others in this world of these things over the fate and fortunes of one man? But it wasn’t just one man she was killing, she’d struck down innumerable people in her life as a warrior. She was preparing to kill a good man, a friend, a father, a husband, an uncle, a hero who’d saved millions; yet.... all the same, Lucina told herself Robin needed to die to save countless others that would surely die if history was allowed to take the same course. Silent tears rolled down weary eyes as she stood tall and proud as a good exalt should. Lucina had to do this, had to save the world with this one horrible action. She muttered a short prayer to Naga for the soul of her uncle, and then for her own soul as she made her final choice. With a yell she brought the blade down towards Robin’s neck, hoping to end this a quickly as she could. What she didn’t see as she closed her eyes and struck was the yellow blur of a swordmaster’s cloak. What she did hear was the clang of steel ringing on steel. Lucina opened her eyes to see the legendary sword Mercurius straining against the weight of Falchion’s blow. Equally unmistakable was the person who wielded it. With the same white hair and brown eyes of his father stood her cousin Owain. With a roar, Owain shoved back Lucina and her strike causing her to move several feet away from Robin’s prone form. Her sword was still poised to strike, but now if she was to accomplish her task Owain would have to be dealt with now. “Whatever fell sorcery that has befallen the mind of my cousin and sacred kin ends now!” The Swordmaster decreed loudly, “I was of wont to see my father but instead find my kin trying to strike him down. So speak foul spirit, who are thee and how do I break your hold on my cousin?” Lucina struggled through the words but they managed to leave her mouth all the same. “Owain no, this isn’t some trick, it’s me... There is no spell or curse upon my person. This is me.” Owain stared into her eyes for a moment and seemed to realize the truth of what she said. He knew her well enough to tell when she was speaking the truth. In fact, he probably knew from the beginning but didn’t want to believe what he was seeing. It was then her cousin’s gaze turned as cold as steel and he raised his blade ready for combat. To see him quickly change from his normal flippant mood was a bit jarring, but one didn’t survive the nightmarish future they’d come without scars. None of the normal theatrics accompanied the young prince’s motions this time. Normally when Owain felt a fight was upon him he would embellish his motions and flourish even the draw of his blade, but now the Last Ylissean swordmaster of the future was all businesses. “Why?” Was the single word that pierced the evening sky. “You’re father is the one that unwillingly kills mine and leads to Grima’s resurrection! It makes sense now, our fathers confront Validar only for him to take control of Robin and strike down Chrom. I can’t allow that to happen.” Lucina was on the verge of tears as she spoke, but refused to let them show for fear of breaking what little resolve she had built up. “This is your solution?” Owain shot back as if she was insane, “To strike someone in the back and brand yourself a kinslayer? This isn’t you Lucina, the Exalt that I know would never do something like this.” “You have to let me do this Owain! This is the last thing my heart desires, but I have to stop Grima. Please don’t make this any harder,” Lucina pleaded, her voice nearly cracking as her hands gripped the sword of heroes like a vice “If fate is to be changed, sacrifices have to be made... I know that this is murder... I know that-” “Save your breath,” Owain interrupted, his own face showing deep anguish mixed with grim determination, “Nothing you can say will convince me this is the right course of action. I cannot and will not allow you to harm my father, not while I still draw breath!” “I... I can’t let you stop me.” Lucina prepared her blade in salute, doubt and worry plaguing her mind as she did so. "Then, you will have to go through me, for I shall not let you pass." There was no going back now, steel would have to speak instead of words. Lucina struck first, Owain was faster than she, and to let him have the momentum of this encounter would be a mistake. A left slash was tried but failed as the two ancient blades clashed in the dying light of the sun. With a clang the two grappled together, both swordsmen were now straining to gain leverage over one another. The situation worked to Lucina’s advantage actually, for while the swordmaster was faster than her, she was stronger and ever so slightly began to force her way through Owain’s defenses. Sparks flew where the blades met, as the ancient magics of these two holy weapons clashed against each other. Black blade clashed upon white as the air around them seemed to grow heavy and stale, and the wind began to blow harshly through the trees that surrounded this clearing. “I don’t understand this.” Lucina heard her cousin say as both struggled to gain the advantage, “You were the best us even when the whole world went to hell, just stop and come to your senses already!” “I will not give up now, my path is set and I cannot turn back!” Lucina wasn’t sure if she was trying to convince herself or Owain as she spoke, but regardless she managed to throw Owain off balance and open for attack. The swordmaster was nearly flung backward onto the floor, and Lucina was prepared to strike him. However, the slash was slower than it could’ve been, as Lucina fought with her conscience even now. While at the same time she tried to work out how best to subdue her cousin, and thought perhaps the best idea would be to first disarm him. However, the moment of hesitation was all Owain needed to strike back. With practiced balance and agility, he quickly regained his footing and parried away Lucina’s blow. In that moment her momentum was gone as Owain quickly began a series of whirlwind slashing attacks. With her shield, Lucina managed to absorb most of the blows though a few were near things that might’ve ended this duel. Lucina had seen Mercuris’ famed power and strength on the field of battle before and was not eager to see its power brought to bear against her armor and flesh. As the faster of the two swordsmen, Owain was now controlling the flow of battle, and Lucina was in a dangerous position of having of reacting rather than acting. However as it ever was even in the days when they were children playing at knights and mages Lucina’s defense was impenetrable to Owain’s swift attacks. At least, that’s what she liked to believe. That was not entirely true as some of her cousin’s attacks hit home and struck off pieces of armor, cutting into her skin. She’d not won all their duels and sparring matches, there was always narrow (if clear) divide between the skill of the two. This fight was something different, this was no practice match between comrades, no friendly match observed by teachers or friends. There was no mistaking both were fighting with everything they had, both determined to win like no battle either had ever fought before. For a moment, Lucina caught a glimpse of Owain’s eyes and they seemed to burn with fury tempered with an iron will. He was fighting for his father too, Lucina realized sadly, but this had to be done for all of them. As she defended against the veritable tornado of attacks Lucina kept her eyes open looking for that opening that could give her the chance to go on the offensive. She found it after what must’ve been the twelfth attack she'd blocked or dodged. Owain had stepped just a little too far forward trying to give his swing more momentum; most fighters wouldn’t be able to take advantage of such a small mistake, but Lucina was not most fighters. She carefully plotted the movements of her feet, stepping just far back enough to dodge but close enough to still attack. As the swing of Mercurius cut the air so close she could feel lit Lucina slammed the pommel of her sword into Owain’s gut. He gasped as the wind was knocked right out of him and stumbled back in pain. Lucina took this chance and cut through Owain’s armor across his right shoulder. Her cousin let out a cry of pain as blood began to flow from the wound. It seemed that rather than convince him to stop it only convinced Owain to make his attacks even faster. Lucina heard the word “Astra” yelled out and then the assault began. Before she could raise her shield or counter with Falchion Owain rained blow after blow upon the princess. From everywhere at once the strikes seemed to come and several wounds formed themselves on her arms and a few on her torso. This would not stop Lucina though, as Owain tried to deliver a downward finishing blow she thrust her blade into his lower chest area. His armor prevented mortal wounds but a new gash of blood opened as proof Owain had been wounded. He grunted in pain and his attack was stopped cold. Lucina resumed the offensive in this fight and struck hard; though Owain's superior agility made landing hits difficult, she pressed the attack if only to try and end this before one of them ended up dead at the other’s hand. Already she could feel the dull pain of her wounds beginning to overcome adrenaline and willpower, how long would it be before Owain could no longer fight? Even so, through the pain and her own nagging heart Lucina fought for the right to kill her uncle. It seemed so wrong when she thought about it that way, she and her cousin were fighting tooth and nail because she wanted to murder his father. As Lucina slashed down again only to have her blade met with Owain’s she try to hold on to why she was fighting why she had to commit this act of evil. She remembered the barren wastes the world had been reduced to, the starvation and suffering of her people, of the nights when Ylisstol burned and it’s people were slaughtered like cattle. She would prevent that no matter the cost. “Please! I have to do this! For everything and everyone in this world!" Lucina tried to reason. “Exactly! For everyone, we came back to this time to save everyone, and that includes my father! I refuse to believe this is the only option! I saw that same future you did, I saw the same atrocities! But I cannot accept this as our only option!” Again they struggled and pushed and strived and yelled as dark clouds began to cover the dying sun. Again the blade lock was broken and again another furious round of blocks and strikes began. Left and right, up and down, low and high, weapons met in a flurry of sparks and steel. The storm of swords moves so fast it seems almost a blur to both combatants, Lucina moved primarily on instinct rather than thought as sword and shield combined to try and hold off the faster blows of her opponent. When she saw her chance Lucina charged forward with a shield bash that knocked Owain back and seemed to cause him no small amount of pain. The white haired warrior stumbled backward several feet, standing just a small distance from where his father lay prone. Owain was breathing heavily and with unsteady rhythm and his wounds looked to be taking a toll. It was no easier on Lucina either, her blue cloth and armor was shattered and stained red in many places. For now, adrenaline and willpower kept those things at bay, but for how much longer? From the trees, the cherry blossoms of spring were beginning to fly in the wind as the last light of day beat upon this sorry scene. It seemed there would be one more exchange of blows this day, though, for even as blood stained his clothes and his breaths became ragged her cousin stood between her and his father. One last time Lucina tried to end this without more violence, perhaps this could stop before she stained her hands with more blood. “You have to give up! Please put down your sword!” Lucina cried as her own wounds flared up in pain, and more and more the walls she built around her emotions crumbled away bit-by-bit. Her response was a shake of a head and a spit on the ground. “I won’t let you make Morgan fatherless again! I won’t let you turn my mother into a widow! May I be damned to seven hells if I yield now! If you want to kill my father you’ll have to kill me first!” Owain’s eyes still burned with passion and zeal, even if his body was battered his spirit was as strong as ever. “I don’t want to do this!” Lucina was begging now, even as she knew there was only one way this was going to end. “Then you yield! For though death may claim me and my body be torn to dust, I will not surrender! Not now, not ever!” The white-haired and wild hearted swordsman decreed, brave and as courageous as Lucina had ever known him. The sun began to roll down the hills into the west as the petals drifted in the wind. Lucina gripped Falchion tightly as she screamed internally.They both stood still for a few moments, aching from their wounds and their hearts screaming at this prospect of fighting like this. But minds were set and there was no going back now. They both ran at each other, determined to make this the final clash of blades upon this field of battle. As the two rushed towards each other with all speed two words filled the air as the cherry blossoms and their petals fluttered in the wind. Raw emotion threatened to boil over in Lucina as her mind raced over memories of family poured over her. As she made ready to strike down Owain she couldn’t help but think of the times their family had those small moments of peace and happiness. All of which seemed so far away after all they’d seen. She could see in that swordmaster’s eyes the same boy who’d asked her to teach him how to fight, and Lucina wondered if he could still see the same girl that would rein in the schemes of him and his Justice Cabal. The Princess-Exalt doubted that very much as magical energy swirled around the two of them and their blades met with a clang and a shout. “INGIS!” “AETHER!" In this moment, sound and time seemed to become nothing. There were only two warriors, two family members, two good people fighting each other for those they loved. Magical energy coursed all around the two as their most powerful techniques collided. They seemed to glow with energy and power as they struggled against each other. The very ground seemed to shake and the wind whipped up wildly as if under a storm. There was an explosion, and a huge cloud of smoke appeared shrouding the area for few moments. Then out from that cloud tumbled the body of the defeated warrior. They were thrown aback and slid several feet into the dirt with grave injuries. Their opponent was still on their feet, no less damaged but with still with strength let to finish what they’d started. ‘It’s done.’ Lucina thought morosely, as she turned back to where Robin still lay peacefully on the ground. But as she took labored step after step, she once again she found Owain standing between her and her target. The Sword-Prince’s face was caked with dirt and his armor had splotches of blood dripping to the ground. He could not even stand properly, and was leaning on his sword planted in the ground as he struggled to one knee. Through his wounds and pain he remained as defiant as ever, that same burning passion normally expressed in flowery words now focused towards continuing this fight. Desperate to stop the fight before it got any worse Lucina begged again, this time sheathing her blade for good measure. “You cannot win this fight! I beg of you stand down!” Lucina was sobbing now between her words, still clinging to some small hope she would not have to kill two people this day. Though blood reddened eyes and labored breaths the voice of Owain tore through the skies. “My fist clenches... with the fury of a volcano... Owain son of Lissa... will never yield, never stand still...” The white haired warrior vowed this as he struggled to get back on his feet. Lucina could feel the tears stream down her face now. As blood, dirt, and tears ran down her body Lucina could not believe her eyes as Owain once more took to his feet. His legs were buckling and arms were shaking but still he stood. With a wordless battle cry, Owain stumbled more than rushed her with his sword swung wildly. Lucina was surprised herself at how easy it was to sidestep that blow, but even as she moved back Owain tried again. This time, it was simple to both dodge and disarm her cousin, who struck widely and slowly with the last of his might. Lucina acted on instinct as her right hand grasped the handle of Mercurius while her left elbow slammed into Owain’s gut. With all the force she could muster she tore the blade out of his hands and flung it off to the side. The yellow-clad Shepherd finally collapsed onto the ground gasping for pain as the wind was knocked out of him to compound the pain from his injuries. At last, it looked to be over, like so many times on the practice field Lucina was the one left standing while Owain lay defeated on his back. Only this time, there would be no handshakes, no congratulations, no tips or suggestions exchanged. With the last of his strength, Owain pulled himself up onto his knees, and Lucina could only watch in silence as he dragged himself between her and Robin. He was no threat any longer, but still with as much will as he could muster, Owain craned his head up to look his foe in the eye. “It's- it’s not over yet.” As he said this he met Lucina’s stare with a steely calm that proclaimed he meant that to his core. He was without a weapon, he was bleeding from a dozen different wounds, and he was outmatched in skill and strength. Yet still he refused to give in, still he struggled to balance on legs with serious injuries, still trying to fight with a body that was nearly broken. But for all his effort eventually the swordmaster fell prone to the ground, and all he could do now was try and hold his head high till the very end; like a true warrior even in defeat. It was done, this contest of arms was over, but now the far more difficult task had to be undertaken. Wordlessly she sidestepped Owain’s fallen form to where Robin lay, who in contrast to Lucina and Owain looked absolutely peaceful as he lay on the ground. Lucina deliberated every step she took as she moved to finally finish the task she had set out to do. There was nothing in her way now except her own conscience. Like an executioner at the square Lucina moved solemnly, physically, mentally, and emotionally exhausted with a million thoughts clouding her mind. With so few words and a river of tears, Lucina pointed her blade at the ground, ready at last to deliver the final blow. Except she wasn’t. Perhaps it was the blood loss and the lightheadedness that was beginning to overtake her, but there was a tremble in her arms that would not go away. Whether or not it was a mistake Lucina’s gaze passed over Owain one more time. He bore wounds that were grave indeed and blood spilled onto the floor from a dozen cuts through his armor. Yet for all this what struck her most was his gaze, still burning with determination, but with nothing resembling hate, she was trying to kill his father, she had dealt him grievous wounds, but still he was possessed of that same kindness that is found in so few. Seeing this all, something inside the princess cracked and horror filled her very soul. She had turned her blade against her family, her friend, her comrade in arms, she was preparing to kill her uncle for nothing he had yet done. These things she knew before, but the gravity of it all now seemed to be too much. All at once it was if a dam of emotion, pain, and grief burst within Lucina and she fell to her knees sobbing. Falchion clattered onto the ground as Lucina struggled through pain and tears without success. Words tried to come of her mount but it appeared all Lucina could do was blubber almost incoherently through her hands which clasped her face. “I’m sorry, Oh gods- I’m so sorry! Please I didn’t- I never-” Owain looked like he was mumbling something but Lucina didn’t hear any of it, for soon the pain of her wounds and the mental turmoil of the day proved too much for her. Soon she was falling on the ground with her eyes listless and closing rapidly. Without so much as another word the Exalt landed with a thud, and quickly after her mind followed her body into inaction. Suddenly Lucina felt more tired and exhausted than she’d ever felt before, and in spite of all her willpower felt consciousness fade, and before long the entire world turned to blackness and the Exalt-Princess was out cold on the ground. Well, I'll have a feedback topic up soon, I think... So... thoughts anyone? Give feedback wherever you like, but please don't be afraid to praise or condemn my work! I want to hear people's thoughts more than anything! (Man that sounded desperate and terrible...)