Substitute ‘by the book” with meh
Taking place on the fictional continent of Elibe and staring Roy, the son of Fire Emblem protagonist Eliwood. Roy leads the League of Lycia’s army against the forces of the militant country of Bern shortly after his father falls ill.
The story begins when King Zephiel, ruler of the kingdom of Bern, finishes the brutal conquest of Ilia and Sacae and sets his sights on Lycia. With the war coming to his own country, Roy is sent home to lead Pherae’s army to oppose Bern, but soon after he meets Guinevere, the princess of Bern and Zephiel’s younger sister, who has escaped from her homeland to search for a way to stop the imminent war between Bern and Lycia.
Upon the death of marquess Hector, Roy carries on the Lycian League and makes many promises: to protect Princess Guinevere and Hector’s beloved daughter, the mage Lilina, and most importantly, to save the entire continent from Zephiel’s mysterious thirst for world domination.
But this story’s hero is Al, son of a Bernian blacksmith. After turning 15, he left his home with his father’s sword to go on an adventure in this continent bound for war.
This next chapter pulls a bit of a…I’d say 60°. We have our luck laden main characters get captured by bandits, but as it turns out, those bandits used to serve the Princess that Gant has been looking for — specifically a dude named Warren was one of the main leaders. So they celebrate, get marry, etc, until Gant mentions where the Princess is being held. That’s when anger spills out (also aided by the alcohol) and before you know it, we have liftoff I mean going their separate ways. At least, that’s what it seemed. But in true heroic fashion the bandits end up helping Gant and Al out and they take the fortress. That is when they find the Princess and all’s well that ends well.
This was for the most part a mediocre chapter. I could really only get behind the Princess who is a mage (I wonder how strong she is??!) and immediately struck Al with some sort of magic. I wonder how many HP he lost, and whether or not it was a critical hit. She’s all kind of hot btw. No one will take her from me!
Another thing I got behind was the Fire Emblem style attack. We have just a few units strike the castle/fortress, defeating a large amount of their enemies due to their strength and where they battled. And then just when the enemy thinks it’s one thing, it turns out to be a surprise attack! And they’re completely unprepared. Glorious dark horses storm the fortress!
But other than that, it was nothing really that good. Some of the moments were pretty boring, and the pacing of panels and pages was bad. Everything just moved from one part to another. I still can’t really get attached to the characters. So there needs to be more work on that front. But as long as the Princess has her moments, then I can survive reading this. Oh, I should probably say: the translation had an error: