Cipher Merchandise via Japanese Online Store (Part 2)

A reminder for Fire Emblem Cipher or merchandise collectors: earlier in July, Intelligent Systems updated the Cipher merchandise available via their online store.

As outlined in the Series 21 pre-release livestream, the main new additions are play mats of three house leaders from Three Houses, plus many re-released card sleeves and event-exclusive merchandise.

Pre-orders for the play mats close after 26th July 2020 (Japan time), while all other items are being sold on a first-come-first-serve basis. At the time of writing, a few items have sold out, such as the card sleeves of Tharja and swimsuit Corrin from Comiket 93.

Please note that shipping is only available within Japan.

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Heroes: Olwen Will be August’s First Resplendent Hero!

Slightly earlier than usual, Fire Emblem Heroes has revealed the next Resplendent Hero who will be added after male Robin, from 10th August 2020 (UTC).

You’re looking at Olwen: Blue Mage Knight, but dressed in Askran garb! For more images and voice clips, please check out her page on the Feh Pass website.

As a reminder, male Robin’s Resplendent skin will be available from 25th July (UTC). Until then, Feh Pass subscribers can grab Resplendent Minerva if they haven’t done so already.

Heroes: Eremiya’s Grand Hero Battle Now Available!

Joining the recently added Heroes in Heroes, Light and Shadow is Eremiya: Bishop of Woe, who can now be challenged in Grand Hero Battles until the daily rollover on 3rd August 2020 (UTC).

For those not familiar, Eremiya is the leader of a group of assassins from New Mystery of the Emblem, serving under Gharnef. She’s probably the last notable villain to be added from the Archanea arc, besides Medeus, the Shadow Dragon.

If you want to know her better, check out her Meet the Heroes page (there are spoilers, but that’s nothing new). Oddly, her images are labelled as “Jeremiah: Hollow Bishop” (Eremiah was her name in the fan translation for a spell). It’s probably just a placeholder though.

Anyway, please keep reading if you want to know her abilities and whatnot.

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Regarding the Allegations Against FE YouTubers Mangs and Chaz Aria LLC

Last week, two prominent members of the Fire Emblem YouTube community–Mangs and Chaz Aria LLC–were accused on social media of sexual assault (the former) and sexual coercion (the latter).

Ordinarily, we wouldn’t get involved because, besides our shared passion for the Fire Emblem series, there’s nothing to tie us together. However, events escalated in such a manner that I think it would be wrong for me to stay silent.

Before I get into the details, I want to be clear: sexual harassment and abuse are completely unacceptable, whether you belong to the Fire Emblem community or elsewhere. If anyone has been the subject of sexual harassment/abuse, I believe they should have a safe platform to speak up. Although (judging by how events have unfolded) social media may not be the best place.

In addition, I must emphasise: the contents of this article are solely the opinion of myself. They do not reflect the rest of the Serenes Forest team, nor its community. Everyone should be entitled to their own opinion and I dare not claim to represent everyone. Also, I don’t know the truth behind the events and I probably never will.

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