Author’s Notes for FE:CSR Tale 9x Final Chapter

The title, “The West Wind”, is derived from the biblical East Wind, which is said to be a divine force that sweeps away all that is evil. Likewise, the West Wind would theoretically be the demonic force that sweeps away all that is good. Considering this chapter focuses on the overarching antagonists from Tale 2 to Tale 12 (whose ultimate goal is to destroy everything The Eternal One created), I felt it to be quite appropriate.

Originally I was going to hold off on revealing Anankos, Idenn and Jahn’s names, but I figured I’d probably get bored playing the pronoun game for so long (the original plan was to reveal their names well into Tale 12). Besides, the opening pretty much confirmed it was Idenn and I was too lazy to change it.

I know FE5 takes place BEFORE the Holy War arc in FE4, but for beings as old as Mihnea, Manfroy and Veld (who are all over 4000 in Tale 9x; the Holy War arc in FE:CSR takes place around Marth’s time, 2000 years before Tale 10), a few years difference seems like no time at all.

Fun Fact: the closest given name I could find to Ninis was “Ninus”, the name of an Ancient Babylonian King. Unfortunately I didn’t check that sooner so I wrote the Ninis in FE:CSR as a woman. I’m not changing it.

The word ‘Ninis’ is obviously Greek, though, and what Google Translate told me it meant seemed very odd.

The canon Galdrar may be exclusive to the Tellius games, but in FE:CSR they were created by the Avramites (who I formerly called Archsages) in the ancient past for a variety of reasons. Remember, the Tellius arcs in FE:CSR take place nearly a millennium after Tale 9x; the herons may or may not be descendants of the Avramites.

I’ll get more into the curses Aenir mentioned at the end of the next tale.

Speaking of which, I should probably let you know I rebuilt Robin from the ground up so don’t expect him to be remotely like his canon counterpart. The other Shepherds, however, are mostly unchanged; the only significant modifications I made to them were stripping them of the cliched anime traits Nintendo game them.

Next in the queue are AS, PHK and ULD. All should be done by the end of August; best case scenario, I’ll have them out by the end of July, but considering my track record I don’t see that as a likely possibility. I will try, though!


Author’s Notes for Romance By Fire

Not sure if this really counts as fluff, but it’s the best I could come up with.

The name is a play-on-words of “Baptism By Fire”.

I know in the game Chrom got married right after he defeated Gangrel, but I needed something to work with.

Yes, yes, I know Arcfire wasn’t available until the second part of the game, but I’m pretty sure Miriel had a B rank on at least one of my playthroughs by the time I finished off Gangrel, so she could easily use one.

This fic may have seemed rushed, but please cut me some slack here, I don’t know how to write fluff! I’m used to intricate plots and at least somewhat deep stories!

Here’s my plan for the next three months:

  • Final chapter of Tale 9x in FE:CSR should be done by the end of the week,
  • The next chapters of AS, PHK and ULD should be up by mid-August,
  • I should be done reworking Tale 9B by the end of August, and then
  • I’ll be on track to start Tale 10 some time in September

That’s all for now, folks!

Author’s Notes for The Love Masters

I’ve been looking forward to writing this one.

I wanted to include more characters, but I was somewhat pressed for time and couldn’t come up with anything for them.

I realize Sully doesn’t look remotely like Kent, but I figured it would be funny if I pretended she did.

In hindsight, I realize Fire Emblem fans may think I made Olivia seem like Severa, and (I believe) Anime fans may think I made her seem like a “Tsundere”. I, however, look at it from a psychologist’s standpoint: she’s going through classic denial, which is something plenty of people go through. Ergo, Olivia is not OOC.

Oh Lord did I have fun writing that last scene. In fact, I originally wrote it months ago, before I even knew what I was writing it for!

Author’s Notes for FE:CSR Tale 9x Chapters 4 and 5

These were originally going to be one chapter (I split them mainly because I promised you four updates but couldn’t finish one of the oneshots I planned on uploading today). As such, I will be combining their notes.

The beginning, if you didn’t notice, was a recap of the end of Chapter 3, except from Karel’s perspective.

In order to qualify for the leader boards, you have to have participated in three hundred rounds, but not necessarily three hundred tournaments. There can be over twenty rounds in a single tournament, each counted separately when calculating leader board positions.

Kinesis Magic is essentially the Force.

Copper coins are worth .01 gold. Here’s a conversion list:

  • Copper: .01G
  • Nickel: .1G
  • Silver: .5G
  • Gold: 1G
  • Platinum: 10G
  • Ruby: 1000G
  • Sapphire: 5000G
  • Diamond: 10000G

Most of Miriel’s dialogue this chapter may have seemed OOC. I have two separate excu– err, justifications for this:

  • Plot Reason: Miriel was under intense strain.
  • Real Reason: I didn’t have the energy to improve her dialogue. Hopefully that will not happen again.

The Hypogeums in Feroxi arenas are based on the ones in the Roman Colosseum, though they serve very different purposes: The Colosseum’s hypogeum was a complex network of tunnels beneath the field that stored slaves, convicts, combat animals, and a variety of other things; Feroxi hypogeums are basically prep rooms.

I know I said before that Robin had more than one restraint. The thing is, because of his amnesia, he can only control his outermost level (for now).

‘Elding’ is the Icelandic word for Thunderbolt. The spell is basically Sith Lightning.

Miriel will not normally be able to do what she did this chapter. Rage boosts are not tricks I like to pull often.

Nimchas are the knives assassin-class characters in the Elibe games duel-wield.

Yes, yes, I know I jumped the gun on unsealing Falchion, but trust me, I’ll make up for it.

I didn’t really want to introduce the Shepherds here, but a promise is a promise. Sorry if it felt wrong.

“Dragon God” Forms look like Naga and Loptyr’s incarnations in the FE4 times. They are four times the size of the Fire Dragon boss from FE7.

Had the Ice Dragon taken its opponents seriously, only Chrom would have stood a chance because of the boost Falchion gives him.

The Astra Invocations are roughly based on those in Hindu mythology.

Chrom’s plans are not exactly what they were in FE13.

If you’re wondering who the old Manakete was, I’ll say this: God can appear in a variety of forms.

Mihnea will be important next chapter… and he’s the Gharnef archetype of the overarching plot that takes places between Tales 2 and 12. The next overarching plot will also have a single Gharnef and will take place between Tales 12 and 20. Both have the same Medeus.

Cramer basically looks like the comic book version of DC’s Deathstroke (sans the eyepatch) with Geese (from FE6)’s outfit.

MacMillian, Excellus, Torden, Tain and Elim are the five important OC’s on Walhart’s side in the Valm arc (which will be ABSOLUTELY NOTHING like it was in the actual game). Needless to say, they will be getting a lot of screen time.

MacMillian was originally supposed to be Cramer’s son, but a subplot I later thought of dashed that idea.

The rationale behind Juidice: I wanted another female Valmese General for a subplot I intend on introducing, and I needed someone to be the antithesis of Cramer.

I’ve been planning the fight between Cramer and Juidice since before I actually started writing this fic.

Some time in the near future, I may upload a post with photos demonstrating the different stances I mentioned.

Shadow Manipulation, like Kinesis Magic, resembles the Force from Star Wars, but is less potent.

If you couldn’t already tell, Elim and Juidice are in a relationship of a sort.

I added Lyn’s scene to explain what she was doing between now and Eliwood’s tale. She won’t be coming back to Elibe until AFTER Darin’s attack. This change won’t have as great an effect as you think on the plot, but it will change Lyn’s motivations later in the story. How? I’m not going to spoil it for you.

Next chapter: the antagonists become the protagonists, and the plot darkens dramatically…

Author’s Notes for “A Chess Game Gone Wrong”

Short, OOC and written in ten minutes. Usually, that’s a recipe for disaster… I hope that wasn’t the case.

Robin screwed up. Big time.

My logic for making Lucina seem… manly… was that she, at least for a short time, fooled everyone around her into thinking she WAS a man. Also, she is a Marth clone in SSB4.

The only reason I paired Robin with Tharja was because I needed an excuse for her to freely perform a hex for him without asking too many questions. Their relationship isn’t overly relevant to the story.

That’s all for today!

Author’s Notes for FE:CSR Tale 9x Chapter 2

Yes, I made a few title changes. Most notably those of Emmeryn and Basilio. For Emmeryn, I liked “Eminence” better than “Grace” (and I already elected to use “Grace” for Aenir), and for Basilio, I wanted to differentiate the ruling Khan from the other Khans. There are eight, now – five in Regna Ferox, three in North Plegia. See the combined Ylisse/Valm map I posted earlier for details.

As for the changes to Chapter 1, I just changed some dates around for continuity and made Yosef a little less relevant. No big deal.

Now for THIS chapter!

Yes, I’m making Emmeryn an OP bad-ass. She has a total of four restraint levels. Robin and Aenir have two and the Hierophant has five. I may give you her stats in a separate post.

I may or may not ship Yosef x Emmeryn. If you want to weigh in, feel free leave a comment!

Chrom is OK with Yosef and Emmeryn falling in love, but he is NOT OK with them engaging in sexual intercourse… at least before they get married.

I hope you liked the scene with Sumia and Frederick. And I REALLY hope I did a good job describing Frederick’s Fanatical Fitness Hour… or in this case, Frederick’s Fanatical Fitness Day.

If you couldn’t already guess, I’m pairing Chrom and Sumia together.

Sain vs. Virion: The Battle of the Love Masters! I plan to make a oneshot about them later.

I’m not sure if what Yosef, Aenir, Chrom and Lissa were doing was weird. I hope it’s not, because I don’t want you all to think I support incest.

Part of that speech was revealed in the preview for this tale, if you remember.

Has anyone actually written an explanation for how warp powder works? Either way, I like mine.

I’ll elaborate on the Lopto sect at a later time.

Yes, the Sword Princess is Karla.

For those of you who don’t know/remember the plot of Awakening, I won’t spoil who the masked man is.

Next up, a request, a beta read and some new stuff!

Anna in FE:CSR

For the record, the in-story reason for Anna’s reoccurrence throughout the series is not the same as it is in Awakening. I’ll slowly reveal the details throughout Tales 9x and 10, with the second-to-last chapter in the latter revealing the full story.

On another note, the second chapter of Tale 9x should be completed by this Sunday. It’s not terribly long, but I hope it’ll be worth the wait anyway.

A note on Chon’sinian names

OK! I don’t know what Nintendo’s rationale was on the names they gave characters from Chon’sin, but I’ve established a method of my own for use in FE:CSR:

(Given name)'(Family name (gender dependent))

For example:

Yen’fay – Yen is his given name; Fay is his father’s surname.

Say’ri – Say is her given name; Ri is her mother’s surname.

Hence, Say’ri and Ke’ri (a character from Lon’qu’s backstory) are now related. Oh, and remember how I said Karla and Karel were actually from Valm? Well, check my post on “The Bulwarks” for an interesting revelation.

The Bulwarks

A.K.A. Valm’s Shepherds.

I will be introducing this bunch in Tale 9x Chapter 4 of FE:CSR. For now, I’ll just give you a list of characters and limited descriptions.

Cramer (Lord character) – a disgraced Colonel from Celicium with a foul tongue. Has a rivalry with General Juidice. Disagrees with Valm’s militaristic approach at handling the Grimleal.

LeGrant (Oifey archetype) – a tactician and Cramer’s childhood friend. Docile in nature, but strong on the field.

Matthias and Marta (Cain and Abel archetype) – childhood friends from Rosanne. Sophisticated, yet somehow tolerant of Cramer’s rough personality. Borderline-obsessed with tea.

Edna (Ogma archetype) – the original leader of the Bulwarks. Stepped down when she realized Cramer would be a far better leader. Serves as a mother figure and adviser to the group.

Kor’el and Sin’li (Bord and Cord archetype) – brother and sister from Chon’sin. Both aggressive, but loyal to Cramer. Wildlife enthusiasts.

Jian’quei (Nabarl archetype) – a young Chon’sinian girl who was rescued from revenants by LeGrant. Naïve, but powerful. Has more energy than anyone else in the group.

Sila (Lena archetype) – a cleric from the Province of Valm. Blithe personality.

Nadir (Julian archetype) – a homeless thief born to a Plegian family. Indebted to Sila. Secretive, but trustworthy.

Xao’ren (Jeorge archetype) – Jian’quei’s distant cousin and half-sister of General Yen’fay. Quiet, but lethal with a blade and light magic.

Nathan (Merric archetype) – a young mage from the Province of Valm. Sila’s bodyguard. Kindhearted and intelligent, but brooding.

Author’s notes for “Relief for The Weary”

About time I return to form. Serious fics are what (I think) I’m best at, so this one should meet, if not exceed your expectations of me.

Of course, I might be wrong. Leave a review and/or send me a PM about what you think – am I better at writing serious or comedic pieces?

I know I made Lucina a bit of a nag. Her speeches about morale are actually in-character based on the circumstances: this is supposed to take place after an A-support conversation between her and a female Morgan (that does not exist in the game, but I’m sure you can guess what it would contain).

Yes, I know. I copied and pasted dialogue from support conversations. I wanted to release this in a timely manner and I liked how some of his dialogue sounded. The last two lines of the fic were actually from Hector and Lyn’s A support in FE7.

Lon’qu’s inner monologue may have seemed OOC, but I don’t think it is. The few times we actually heard what he was thinking when he thought he was alone (or when he was pressured by someone) made him seem like internally he was more forward and considerably more aggressive than he let on.

Next oneshot is a request from “KoalaNoob” and the one after that is the closest thing I’ll ever do to pandering.