Pictured: the one town in northwestern Zofia.

Justice Meted

Today: Fire Emblem Gaiden, Ch. 3: Alm from Zofia Castle to Desaix’s Fortress.

The fall of Desaix; the next in a long string of promotion opportunities.

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Marth Embarks

Today: The Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, Ch. 1.

As I arrive on the eastern coast of Talys, I’m struck by how well I already know my way around a fantasy army. This is our first view of the effects of what will become a pattern of Fire Emblem conservatism. It’s also our first glimpse of the vagaries of translation, and the chapter closes out with the first of many scenes across the series that make me all misty-eyed. Yup, it’s going to be a long journey. Forward!

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