Oh hey, we actually get a character from the actual game making their debut. It’s not Roy though.
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.
So this chapter finally made the debut a character from the actual game series, Chad!…Too bad since I haven’t played Fire Emblem 6, I have no idea how his real personality is supposed to be (unless I go watch youtube videos of supports). In this version, and for now, at least, he’s a reckless son of a gun who desires vengeance for the ones who took care of him and all that jazz. But he’s a thief, and they didn’t reveal the assassin class until Fire Emblem 7, so he’s absolutely useless. Well ok not really but in this case he should know better. But as you can probably tell, he gets bailed out by Al and crew. And then you get the bit at the end.
Obviously, this is the part where we realize just how long we have to go until the real drama starts in the land. I know enough about Fire Emblem 6 that the real issues haven’t exactly gotten started. When they get started is when the story will actually be Fire Emblem. Until then, I just wonder when Tiena will just admit she’ll actually like Al.